Primary Institution:Massachusetts General Hospital Mongan Institute
Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School, Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH)
Minaker Chair in Geriatrics, Director of Research, Division of Palliative Care and Geriatric Medicine, MGH
Bio:Christine Ritchie, MD, MSPH, is the Minaker chair in geriatrics and Director of Research in the Division of Palliative Care and Geriatric Medicine at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) in Boston. She will be establishing a Center for Aging and Serious Illness Research at MGH, designed to bring together researchers to improve the well-being of older adults and enhancing the lived experience of those with advanced illnesses. A graduate of Davidson College and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine, she completed her internal medicine residency, chief residency and geriatric fellowship at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB). She is a board-certified geriatrician and palliative care physician with research focused on optimal clinical care for those with advanced illness, including advanced dementia. Dr. Ritchie co-chairs the NIH-funded Palliative Care Research Cooperative and co-directs the National Home-based Primary Care and Palliative Care Research Consortium.