Dr. John is a fellowship trained and board certified palliative care specialist with a primary specialty in Internal Medicine. She received her fellowship training at the Lombardi Cancer Center, an NCCN site at Georgetown University Medical Center in Washington DC. She then worked as a palliative care consultant at Morristown Medical Center in New Jersey prior to her arrival at UTSW. Dr. John has strong interests in clinical didactics and in promoting patient centered care.  She has a passion for the humanities and tries to integrate into her professional as well as personal life through travelling and reading. Top favorite books include Paulo Coelho’s The Alchemist and Yann Martel’s Life of Pi.


Medical School
Kigezi International School of Medicine (2003)
Saint Joseph's Regional Medical Center (2004), Internal Medicine
Graduate School
St. Joseph's College of Maine (2005)
Prince Georges Hospital Center (2006), Internal Medicine
Georgetown University Medical Center (2007), Palliative Care

Research Interest

  • Developing an algorithm for treatment of emesis in palliative care
  • Psychosocial Impact of Advanced Illnesses on Patients and Families
  • Spirituality and how it evolves throughout the disease process

Honors & Awards

  • Best Intern
    St. Joseph's Regional Medical Center, Paterson, New Jersey (2003)
  • Hansing Merit Scholar
    Kigezi International School of Medicine (2000)