White receives national hospice physician award

Patrick White, MD, PhD, director of the Division of Palliative Medicine in the Department of Medicine at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, has been selected to receive the 2023 Josefina B. Magno Distinguished Hospice Physician Award from the American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine. White also is the chief medical officer of BJC Home Care and Hospice, and the Stokes Family Endowed Chair of Palliative Medicine and Supportive Care.

The award is given annually to a hospice physician who provides the highest quality services and innovative programs for hospice patients and families, and who demonstrates exemplary dedication to the practice of palliative medicine in a hospice setting.

White has been actively involved in clinical research to help treat and reduce pain and nausea in patients who have advanced cancer, with a goal of improving their quality of life.

He will receive the award March 24 at the Annual Assembly for Hospice & Palliative Care in Montreal.

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