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Wolfson Palliative Care Program New Britain General campus
(860) 224-5463

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Wolfson team


Internal Medicine/Hospice and Palliative Medicine specialist
Olumuyiwa O. Adeboye, M.D., FACP

Nurse Practitioner
Deborah Ferretti, APRN, ACHPN

Palliative Social Worker and Bereavement Coordinator
Karen Caplan, LCSW




Internal Medicine/Hospice and Palliative Medicine specialist

Olumuyiwa O. Adeboye, M.D., FACP

Olumuyiwa Adeboye Education

Medical degree, College of Medicine, University of Ibadan, Nigeria; rotational internship, University College Hospital, Ibadan, Nigeria; medical microbiology residency, University College Hospital; internal medicine residency, St. Vincent’s Medical Center, Bridgeport, where he was also a chief resident; hospice and palliative medicine fellowship, Montefiore Medical Center of the Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Bronx, N.Y.


General Info

Most recently, he also practiced palliative care at Montefiore Medical Center of the Albert Einstein College of Medicine. He practices at The Hospital of Central Connecticut and is a hospitalist at St. Vincent’s Medical Center.


Primary Practice

The Hospital of Central Connecticut: (860) 224-5011




Nurse Practitioner

Deborah Ferretti, APRN, ACHPN

Deborah Ferretti Education

Education: Pace University, White Plains NY: Masters in Nursing. University of Connecticut: Post-Masters Certificate as Acute Care Nurse Practitioner. In addition to certification as an Advanced Certified Hospice and Palliative Care Nurse, carries certification as an Adult Health Clinical Nurse Specialist and Certification as a Wound, Ostomy, Continence Nurse.



General Info

Deb has served patients at The Hospital of Central Connecticut since 2000. She came to the Wolfson Palliative Care team in 2006. She has worked with numerous patients and their families to help them cope with illness. As a team consultant, she aids in symptom management, discussions on goals of care and linking to additional supports. She has also lectured for healthcare providers locally and regionally on topics in her specialty. She represents the Palliative Care team on the Cancer Center, Pain Performance and Ethics committees, and the Heart Failure Initiative. Her practice has been influential in the development of the program here at the Hospital of Central Connecticut.





Palliative Social Worker and Bereavement Coordinator

Karen Caplan, LCSW

Karen Caplan Education

BA, Wesleyan University, Middletown, Conn; MSW, Smith College School for Social Work, Northampton, Mass.; End of Life Care Certification, Bay State Health and Smith College, Massachusetts; and Certified Reiki Master.



General Info

Karen joined the Wolfson Palliative Care team in 2009. She has over 25 years’ experience as a clinical social worker in private practice, hospital, psychiatric outpatient and home care settings; 20 of these years working with chronically and seriously ill patients and their families. Previous experience includes hospice home care and bereavement services director at the Connecticut Hospice, Branford, Conn., and as hospice social worker with VNA of Central Connecticut; a wealth of experience she brings to the Wolfson team.