Palliative Care / Palliative Care Team / Matt Peachey, MD

Matt Peachey, MD

Matt Peachey, MD

Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine and Biomedical Informatics

Vanderbilt University

A native of Columbia, TN, Dr. Peachey has remained in the Middle Tennessee area throughout his education and training.  In 2002, he graduated from Middle Tennessee State University with a Bachelor’s of Science in biology and chemistry.  He then moved to Nashville to attend the Vanderbilt University School of Medicine before beginning his combined residency training in Internal Medicine and Pediatrics at Vanderbilt.  It was during this time that he developed the passion for medical education and the clinical practice of palliative medicine that would eventually guide his career path.  Following residency, Dr. Peachey served as Chief Resident of Pediatrics for Vanderbilt Children’s Hospital before completing a fellowship in Hospice and Palliative Medicine and, in 2012, joining the faculty of Vanderbilt University Medical Center as an assistant professor of Internal Medicine, Pediatrics, and Palliative Medicine.  Dr. Peachey is board-certified in Internal Medicine, Pediatrics, and Palliative Medicine.

His academic interests include developing new ways of promoting undergraduate and graduate medical education in addition to improving provider-to-patient education.  Dr. Peachey has a passion for introducing technology to his patients’ care and the medical community in ways that support the fundamental person-to-person relationships necessary for clinical practice and teaching.  He is focusing on the development of new curricula in palliative medicine, tools for patient care and education, and is pursuing the creation of mobile web technologies to aid and guide the implementation of these efforts.