Education

Medical School
Emory University School of Medicine (1996)
Internship
UT Southwestern Medical Center (1997), Internal Medicine
Residency
UT Southwestern Medical Center (1999), Internal Medicine

Research Interest

  • Minority Access to Care
  • Palliative Care

Publications

Featured Publications LegendFeatured Publications

Racial differences in predictors of intensive end-of-life care in patients with advanced cancer.
Loggers ET, Maciejewski PK, Paulk E, DeSanto-Madeya S, Nilsson M, Viswanath K, Wright AA, Balboni TA, Temel J, Stieglitz H, Block S, Prigerson HG J. Clin. Oncol. 2009 Nov 27 33 5559-64
Religious coping and use of intensive life-prolonging care near death in patients with advanced cancer.
Phelps AC, Maciejewski PK, Nilsson M, Balboni TA, Wright AA, Paulk ME, Trice E, Schrag D, Peteet JR, Block SD, Prigerson HG JAMA 2009 Mar 301 11 1140-7

Honors & Awards

  • Member, Gold Humanism Honor Society
    (2019)
  • Member, Southwestern Academy of Teachers (SWAT)
    (2019)
  • President's Award for Diversity and Humanism in Clinical Care
    (2019)
  • Distinguished Professorship in Palliative Care
    Supported by Leland and Eunice Carter and from Charles Hudson recognizing Dr. Steven Leach (2017)
  • Champion of End-of-Life Care
    Award honoring Texans making an outstanding contribution to improving the quality of end-of-life care (2005)
  • Soros Foundation Project on Death in America Faculty Scholar
    2 year award to support research in end-of-life care (2000)

Professional Associations/Affiliations

  • Fellow, American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine (2019)
  • Fellow, American College of Physicians (2006)
  • Member, American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine (1999)
  • Member, American College of Physicians (1999)