Established in 2005, the Duke Hospice and Palliative Medicine Fellowship has a tradition of excellence in clinical care, teaching, and research. 

The Fellowship is a one-year ACGME accredited program designed to train future leaders in Hospice and Palliative Medicine.

Fellows graduate the program with a strong background in Hospice and Palliative Medicine having gained:

  • Experience in the clinical practice of hospice and palliative medicine in diverse inpatient and outpatient settings
  • Comprehensive education encompassing patient care, teaching skills, evidence based medicine, and leadership skills
  • One-on-one mentoring from nationally recognized leaders in the field
Alisha Benner
Alisha Benner, MD
Director, Hospice and Palliative Medicine Fellowship Program
Megan Jordan
Megan Jordan, MD
Director, Pediatrics Hospice and Palliative Medicine Fellowship Track

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Palliative Care experts, Kristen Lakis, MDiv, MSW, LCSWRev. Artie Hendricks, MDiv, ThM, BCCTara Coleman, PA-C; and Delani Mann-Johnson, MD, weighed in for the diagnostic reasoning and discussion.

Community has always been central in the life of Kimberly S. Johnson, MD, associate professor of medicine (Geriatrics) and director of the Duke Center for Research to Advance Healthcare Equity—also known as the REACH Equity Center.

Dr. Johnson grew up in tiny Winstonville, Mississippi, just outside Mound Bayou, a town founded by former slaves in 1887. She was aware that barriers to her success existed in the larger world, yet inside her all-black community, surrounded by grandparents, aunts, uncles, and cousins, the sky was the limit.

“Probably more than anything else, I’m a product of my community,” she says.