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Serious Illness Care Program

Fostering better conversations between clinicians and patients about their goals, values, and priorities.

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Welcome Message from Nina R. O’Connor, MD FAAHPM - Chief

Penn Medicine’s Palliative Care Program is a national leader in palliative care, working to ease the burdens of those facing serious illness through outstanding clinical care, comprehensive educational programs, and innovative research. We are recognized nationally for our excellence in patient care, research, and training.
Nina R. O'Connor

Chief, Palliative Care
Chief Medical Officer, Penn Medicine at Home

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About Us

The Palliative Care Program strives to ease the physical, emotional, spiritual, and social impact of serious illness on individuals and families.

Faculty and Administration

Meet the faculty and administrative staff of the Palliative Care program.

Education and Training

In addition to our clinical work, the Penn Palliative Care Program is also deeply committed to education and training.

Research and Innovation

Members of the Palliative Care Program work collaboratively across the Penn Medicine health system to support leading research and innovation around palliative care.