Dr. Elyse Everett joined the Department of Medicine in the Division of Palliative Medicine as an Instructor on July 1, 2020, with a secondary appointment in the Department of Neurology.
She received her Bachelor degree in Rehabilitation Science in 2009 followed by a Master of Occupational Therapy in 2011, both at the University of Pittsburgh. While she loved occupational therapy, she realized that her academic interests aligned more with medicine so she attended medical school at Washington University in St. Louis and graduated in 2015. She completed residency in Adult Neurology at Barnes Jewish Hospital in 2019 followed by a fellowship in Hospice and Palliative Medicine in 2020. Dr. Everett has a passion for improving the quality of life and end of life care for patients with neurodegenerative conditions and their families. To that end, she has started a new neuropalliative care clinic at which she sees patients with serious neurologic illnesses including ALS and Parkinson disease. She holds multiple other roles at Washington University, including attending on the inpatient Palliative Care service at Barnes Jewish Hospital and seeing patients in the general neurology clinic. Her research interests include quality of life issues, advance care planning, and end of life/hospice care in patients with ALS, especially as these issues relate to non-invasive ventilation use. Her teaching interests include improving the education of neurology residents around the topics of communication, goals of care discussions, and end of life care.
Dr. Everett is a member of the American Academy of Neurology and American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine. In her time away from the hospital, she enjoys spending time with her husband (another neurologist!) and 2 children. They enjoy visiting the parks and hiking trails and exploring the small towns of rural Missouri.