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Welcome from the Program Director
Dr. Noreika [View Image]Welcome to the VCUHealth Hospice and Palliative Medicine fellowship program! We are proud to offer a well-established program with comprehensive training to educate tomorrow’s palliative care leaders. Palliative care has been an integral part of VCU for over 20 years. It began as a small consult service and has grown into the dynamic program it is today with the enduring goal of providing the best care possible to patients living with serious illness. As our program has grown our institution has as well offering a wealth of opportunities for care of a wide variety of patients with life limiting illnesses in both the adult and pediatric populations. This growth includes the addition of 2 rural hospitals which are integrated into our clinical programming and serve as a unique educational opportunity for our fellows. Our palliative Project ECHO and other community programs allow our fellows and other team members to link to clinicians all over Virginia who are caring for seriously ill patients and their families for education and networking. Finally, growing research programming led by our Program Chair Dr. DelFabbro allows fellows to participate in publishing through dedicated research time as well as observation of ongoing studies that range from small grants to NIH R-01. As you consider your choice of program to complete your fellowship training, I encourage you to explore our website and reach out to myself or our fellowship coordinator with any questions. Thank you for considering our program and we look forward to hearing more from you!
Danielle Noreika, MD
Medical Director, Inpatient Palliative Care Services
Program Director, Hospice and Palliative Medicine Fellowship
Associate Professor of Medicine
Division of Hematology, Oncology and Palliative Care Department of Intern