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About The Author
David J. Casarett, MD, is an associate professor of medicine at the University of Pennsylvania’s Division of Geriatric Medicine. He is a staff physician and a palliative care consultant at the Philadelphia Veterans Affairs Medical Center and director of research and education for the University of Pennsylvania’s Wissahickon Hospice. Dr. Casarett's research into end-of-life care has been supported by the Veterans’ Administration, the National Institutes of Health, the Paul Beeson Physician Scholars program, and other foundation awards and grants.
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