University of Maryland Medical Center 22 S. Greene Street Rm N8E35
I completed my undergraduate studies at St. Mary's College of Maryland where I graduated Magna Cum Laude as a Nitze Scholar. I stayed in Maryland to attend University of Maryland School of Medicine where I was awarded the ACEP Medical Student Professionalism and Service Award. My Emergency Medicine residency training took place at the Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University Residency Program. Afterwards, I returned to Maryland to complete my fellowship in Hospice and Palliative Medicine at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. Since then, I have joined the faculty at the University of Maryland School of Medicine and am working clinically within the Section of Palliative Medicine at UMMC.
medical humanities, graduate medical education, palliative medicine, emergency medicine
Peer-reviewed journal articles
1. Faratian D, Marr B, Bollert F, et al. Pleural Wegener’s Granulomatosis: A Rare Presentation. Histopathology. 2009; 54; 391-393.
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During my residency training, I developed a strong interest in incorporating the humanities into graduate medical education, which with the help of a grant available through our residency program, allowed me to develop a project with the Rhode Island School of Design Museum. My research interests have led me to collaborate on projects looking at how time spent with art educators in museum spaces and theater may enable learners to learn useful communication skills for difficult topics in clinical medicine, including: pain management and end-of-life care respectively. This work has been presented at national conferences.
I find my background in Emergency Medicine has provided me with a strong foundation of knowledge and depth of understanding of the seriously ill as well as an appreciation of the importance of communication in discussing goals of care to best serve patients and their families. These skills have supported me in my journey in Palliative Medicine. I am interested in looking at the intersection of Palliative Medicine in the Emergency Department and developing further educational electives and opportunities in Palliative Medicine for University of Maryland School of Medicine students, residents, and fellows.
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