During my Emergency Medicine residency at Advocate Christ in Chicago, I was struck by our ability to insert tubes and lines to keep bodies alive and yet craved to learn more about eliciting goals of care and developing a treatment plan in line with patients' wishes that also seemed medically reasonable. I pursued Hospice and Palliative Medicine fellowship at Wayne State University in Detroit and am double boarded. I also completed the ACEP teaching fellowship, the Stanford Faculty Development Course, and am a Vital Talk facilitator. I love teaching palliative and communication skills to med students, residents, fellows, and attending emergency medicine physicians!
I have prepared interactive discussions on many topics and make adjustments based on my audience and location. I'm eager to work with you to develop a unique program that meets your needs. My institution highly values sharing our approach to patient centered care and so they support me by covering the costs associated with travel for any conference at which I present.

Previous presentations have included:
Medical, Legal, and Ethical Aspects of Code Status
What's This Hospice Patient Doing in My ER?
Second Victims: Recognizing Our Trauma
ER Palliative Top 10 List
ER Palliative Symptom Control Pearls
Introducing Palliative Medicine to Your Emergency Department
Family Witnessed Resuscitation
Expressing Empathy
Discussing Bad News
Managing the Dying Comfort Care Patient in the ED
Identifying and Palliating Existential Suffering in our Patients

I cover topics that can include ethics and pharmacology CME hours.

Previous speaking awards include CPC semi-finalist and IGNITE 2nd Place. Please contact me for references and presentation evaluations.

Speaking Topics

  • Leadership, Professional Development, Wellness
  • Emergency Department based Hospice and Palliative Medicine