Palliative Care / Palliative Care Team / Sumi Misra MD, MPH, CMD

Sumi Misra MD, MPH, CMD

Sumi Misra MD, MPH, CMD

Chief of Palliative Care Program, Nashville Veterans Affairs, Fellowship Director, Hospice and Palliative Medicine Fellowship Program, Hospital Consultant, Vanderbilt Hospital Palliative Care Program, Assistant Professor, Division of General internal Medicine, Public Health and Medical Informatics,

Dr.  Misra received her Masters in Public Health from the University of Pittsburgh in 1996, completed her Medical residency program at Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) in 1999, and completed a fellowship in Geriatrics at Vanderbilt University, and has been on faculty at VUMC since 2000. During her Fellowship training she developed a passion for issues surrounding End of Life and is a Diplomat of the American Board of Hospice and Palliative Care (2000). She is also Board certified in Integrated Health and complementary Medicine (2006).

Her research interests include education, care delivery and End of life care. She is a Harvard Macy Scholar and the recipient of two consecutive HRSA funded KO1Geriatric Career Development Awards, (GACA), (2004-current) with an emphasis on geriatrics and End of life care. She is the recipient of the 2007 AMDA-Pfizer Award for Quality Improvement, for innovative strategies for pain management in nursing homes. She serves as a Palliative Care Panel member for the National Cancer Coalition Network (NCCN). She is implementation director for the Vanderbilt Reynolds Geriatric Education Grant and well as site director for the Meharry Geriatric Education Consortium Grant. (MGEC)

She is the Fellowship Director for the Hospice and Palliative Medicine Fellowship Program and facilitates discussions pertaining to the elderly, palliative care, and end of life care to fellows, residents in the internal medicine training program at VUMC. She is very involved in the integration of Geriatrics and Palliative Medicine into the Medical school at Vanderbilt School of Medicine.