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Palliative Medicine’s Patrick White, MD, PhD, awarded 2023 Josefina B. Magno Distinguished Hospice Physician Award

Patrick White, MD, is the new division chief of Division of Palliative Medicine in the Department of Medicine. White was photographed at Evelyn's House, BJC's hospice house at the campus of Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital. MATT MILLER/WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF MEDICINE

Patrick White, MD, PhD, the Stokes Family Endowed Chair of Palliative Medicine and Supportive Care and  Chief, Division of Palliative Medicine, was selected as the recipient of the American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine (AAHPM) 2023 Josefina B. Magno Distinguished Hospice Physician Award.

The award recognizes one hospice medical director or hospice physician annually who provides the highest quality services and innovative programs and who demonstrates exemplary dedication to the practice of palliative medicine in a hospice setting.

“It is an honor to receive this award from my colleagues at AAHPM and is testament to the amazing teams I have had the opportunity to work with and learn from across my career.”  shares Dr. White. “I am especially grateful for the amazing support from our community leaders that has allowed us to bring leading NIH researchers to Washington University to address critical problems facing seriously ill patients in our community including novel methods of enhancing support for caregivers, using technology to identify and support high risk patients, and developing innovative approaches to reduce pain, nausea, and other symptoms in patients with serious illness.”

The AAHPM is the largest professional organization for physicians specializing in hospice and palliative medicine, nurses, and other healthcare providers.

Dr. White will accept the award at the 2023 Annual Assembly for Hospice & Palliative Care event to be held Friday, March 24, 2023 in Montreal, Canada.

Learn more about the AAHPM.