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Paul L. DeSandre, DO


Dr. Paul L. DeSandre is the Program Director for the Emory University School of Medicine Hospice and Palliative Medicine Fellowship. He serves as clinical faculty in Emergency Medicine and Hospice and Palliative Medicine at Emory Healthcare, Grady Memorial Hospital, and the Atlanta Veteran’s Administration Hospital. He holds the academic rank of Assistant Professor in the Department of Emergency Medicine, and in the Division of Geriatrics and Gerontology at the Emory University School of Medicine. He completed residency training in Emergency Medicine at Cook County (John H. Stroger, Jr.) Hospital in Chicago, IL, and he completed fellowship training in Hospice and Palliative Medicine at Beth Israel Medical Center in New York, NY. 

Dr. DeSandre is the former Associate Residency Director for Emergency Medicine for the Albert Einstein College of Medicine program in Emergency Medicine at Beth Israel Medical Center, New York, NY, and has a strong interest in medical education. His focus of interest is on the integration of Emergency Medicine and Palliative Medicine. He currently serves on the Advisory Board for the Center to Advance Palliative Care-Emergency Medicine (CAPC-EM). He also serves on the Expert Council Advisory Panel and is a Master Facilitator in the NCI sponsored Education in Palliative and End of Life Care-Emergency Medicine (EPEC-EM) Project.

His research interests include quality improvement and educational interventions for the integration of Palliative Medicine into standard emergency medicine practice and residency training, as well as methods to incorporate effective palliative interventions in the emergency department for cancer pain and other symptom management.