Faculty

Tammie E. Quest, MD
Director

Dr. Tammie E. Quest is the Director of the Emory Palliative Care Center for Emory’s Woodruff Health Sciences Center (WHSC) and in that role serves at the chief of clinical operations in Palliative Care across all WHSC sites as well as leads the Center in the development of national and internationally recognized research and education initiatives. She is Associate Professor in the Department of Emergency Medicine, and Division of Geriatrics and Gerontology at the Emory University School of Medicine and board certified in Emergency Medicine and Hospice and Palliative Medicine. Dr. Quest is a Project on Death in America Faculty Scholar. She is currently the Fellowship Program Director for the Emory University School of Medicine program in Hospice and Palliative Medicine and holds a strong interest in novel palliative care curriculum design and teaching methodologies for both undergraduate, graduate and post-graduate medical trainees that she teaches locally, regionally and nationally. 

She is a nationally recognized expert in palliative care in the emergency setting and is the Director of the IPAL-EM project (Improving Palliative Care – Emergency Medicine) for the Center to Advance Palliative Care and the Director of the NCI sponsored Education in Palliative and End of Life Care –Emergency Medicine (EPEC-EM) Project. With a strong interest in ethics and end of life care, she holds a core faculty appointment at the Emory University Center for Ethics and she is a past-Chair of the Ethics Committee for the Society of Academic Emergency Medicine.