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Mayo Clinic's Dr. Elise Carey Receives The Hastings Center Cunnif-Dixon Physician Award

Medium shot of Dr. Elise Carey in blue blouse and black sweater
Dr. Carey says, “I am honored and grateful for the Hasting Center’s continued recognition of the field of palliative care".

Rochester, Minn. — Elise Carey, M.D., chair of the Section of Palliative Medicine, Division of General Internal Medicine at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, has been named the recipient of The Hastings Center Cunnif-Dixon Physician Award. The award recognizes and rewards physicians who have distinguished themselves in advancing the practice of palliative care and modeling exemplary skill and compassion at the bedside.

"This year's awardees are role models of good doctoring in all career stages and to a variety of patients, including veterans and the underserved," says Richard Payne, M.D., Esther Colliflower Director of the Duke Institute on Care at the End of Life and a member of the selection committee. "In addition to recognizing today's leaders, the awards shine a light on those who will provide national leadership to the medical profession in the years ahead." Dr. Carey was recognized for her national leadership in palliative care education and for “significantly expanding palliative care services at the Mayo Clinic from oncology to patients with multiple conditions.”

Dr. Carey was the founding program director of the Hospice and Palliative Medicine Fellowship at Mayo Clinic in Rochester and she continues to direct the required palliative medicine rotation for the Internal Medicine Residency Program.