This month, our Honored Guest is Ann Berger, MD, Chief, Pain and Palliative Care Service, National Institutes of Health (NIH) Clinical Center, since 2000. Working first as an Oncology Clinical Nurse Specialist, she completed her medical training at Medical College of Ohio in Toledo. Early in her career, she started a palliative care service at Yale University and piloted a course on palliative care for medical students/residents/fellows at Cooper Hospital, New Jersey. She will share insights from her vast teaching and research experience in the U.S. and internationally. She is a sought-after lecturer and has published extensively in the field of pain and palliative care, and wellness for healthcare providers. In her research, she has developed an innovative tool, NIH HEALS, that measures psychosocial spiritual healing of persons with life-threatening and life-challenging situations. Her other research is the use of integrative modalities for wellness for healthcare professionals.
Host: Lily Liu, Family Caregiver
Guest: Ann Berger, MD, Chief, Pain and Palliative Care Service, NIH Clinical Center