Dr. Tammie Quest Elected to Presidency of the American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine

QuestDr. Tammie Quest, MD, Professor of Emergency Medicine and Director of the Emory Palliative Care Center of the Woodruff Health Sciences Center, has become the first emergency physician to be elected President of the American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine. Dr. Quest will begin a year as President Elect in February of 2017, and assume the presidency in 2018. 

The AAHPM, the professional association for physicians and healthcare providers in hospice and palliative medicine, was founded in 1988, and now has over 5000 members. Its mission embraces advancing hospice and palliative medicine and improving the care of patients with serious illness through education and training, networking, and advocacy.

In addition to her EM and WHSC roles, Dr. Quest holds a core faculty appointment in the Emory University Center for Ethics. She has served as Director of the Grady Cancer Center for Excellence Palliative Care Oncology Program, Chief of the Section of Palliative Medicine at the Atlanta VA Medical Center, and Director of the Education in Palliative and End of Life Care – Emergency Medicine Project sponsored by the National Cancer Institute.