Duke Palliative Care supports Duke Health in ensuring all of our patients have access to personalized care that fits with their goals.

Palliative care is a clinical medical specialty that focuses on caring for patients with serious, life-threatening illnesses. Our philosophy is population-based palliative care:  integrating palliative care into the fabric of the care Duke Health patients receive every day. At the core of our program are our palliative care teams who provide an extra layer of support for people facing serious life-threatening illnesses and their families.

Our researchers develop and test innovative improvements in care, and our team of clinician educators train the next generation of health care providers. We also believe we have a mission to serve—and learn from—our community and other programs around the world, so we’re actively engaged in working with others in the region and internationally.

Why Your Gift Matters

The Duke Department of Medicine is dedicated to improving the health and well-being of all through excellence in research, teaching, and patient care. Philanthropy plays an important part in enabling and sustaining this vital work.  

You may direct your gift in the way that is most meaningful to you. Your gift can honor or remember someone special, support the research of a promising physician-scientist, fund a scholarship for future doctors and other caregivers, and much more.

Your gift matters – thank you!

GIM Faculty Spotlight: David Casarett, MD

David Casarett, MD, joined Duke in September of 2016 and is the Chief of Palliative Care for Duke Health as well as the Director for the Duke Center for Palliative Care. Learn more about him in our interview.

2022 GIM Excellence Awards

General Internal Medicine announces the 7th annual Excellence Awards to honor the outstanding achievements of our division's faculty and staff members in clinical care, education, research, implementation, and professionalism. This year, we added a few more award categories and are excited to have 10 individual awards as well as one team award. 

7 GIM faculty promoted to Associate Professor

Congratulations to seven of our faculty members who are receiving distinguished academic promotions in the division of General Internal Medicine!

“It gives me tremendous pleasure to announce these promotions to Associate Professor. As you know, these academic promotions mark faculty members’ scholarly achievements and are a hallmark of professional accomplishment in our school. Faculty appointed to Associate Professor have achieved recognition within Duke and at peer institutions as leaders in their fields both nationally and/or internationally.”