Dr. Gersten received her B.A. in Biochemistry from Middlebury College and her M.D. from Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine. She completed Internal Medicine residency at Georgetown University Hospital and a Pulmonary and Critical Care fellowship at Johns Hopkins Hospital, where she is currently a fellow in Hospice and Palliative Medicine. She has a special interest in interstitial lung disease and a passion to improve the delivery of palliative care to this highly symptomatic patient population. She will join Johns Hopkins as Assistant Professor of Medicine with dual faculty appointments in Pulmonary & Critical Care and Palliative Care in July. Her research focuses on evaluation of healthcare-related quality of life measures over time in addition to patient and provider perceptions of palliative care in the ILD population. She plans to start a multidisciplinary Breathlessness & Supportive Care clinical initiative aimed to improve quality of life for patients with advanced lung disease.
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