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Meet Christina Puchalski, MD

GWish founder and executive director Dr. Puchalski has been named an influential leader in her field by the American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine.GWish Founder and Executive Director

Christina Puchalski, MD, MS, FACP, FAAHPM, is an international leader in the movement to integrate spirituality into health care. As founder and director of the George Washington Institute for Spirituality & Health (GWish), Dr. Puchalski’s work has been featured in print, on television, and in numerous scholarly journals. She is the author of Time for Listening and Caring: Spirituality and the Care of the Seriously Ill and Dying (Oxford University Press) and co-author with Dr. Betty Ferrell of Making Healthcare Whole (Templeton Press). 

Dr. Puchalski is a professor at GW’s medical school and is board certified in palliative care and internal medicine. As a Medical Hospice Director in Washington, DC, she directs an interdisciplinary outpatient supportive and palliative clinic.

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Watch a short documentary about Dr. Christina Puchalski and how GWish got started.