Palliative care refers to the range of interdisciplinary supportive care given to patients who are undergoing treatment for cancer and other chronic conditions. This care involves different types of professionals working together to address issues such as pain management, counseling, nutrition, and spiritual care. Goals for this board-certified, medical subspecialty are to relieve patient suffering and to improve patients’ ability to participate in and enjoy everyday activities even while they undergo medical treatment.
Katie Anderson received an undergraduate degree and a Masters of Science from Dartmouth College. She went on to George Washington University School of Medicine before coming to MedStar Georgetown for her internal medicine residency. She stayed on to become a chief resident. She completed her Hospice and Palliative Medicine fellowship at George Washington University and joined the Palliative Medicine faculty at MedStar Georgetown in the fall of 2013.