Melissa A. Bender, MD, FAAHPM, of Seattle, WA recently earned the designation Fellow of the American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine. The Academy is the professional organization for physicians who care for patients with serious illness. Advancement to fellowship status within the academy honors dedication to and scholarship in the field of the hospice and palliative medicine. This distinction represents a minimum of 5 years of membership, participation in AAHPM activities, letters of recommendation, and board certification in hospice and palliative medicine.
Dr. Melissa A. Bender is Assistant Professor at University of Washington School of Medicine in Seattle, WA. She received her medical degree from Indiana University School of Medicine and trained in Family Medicine at University of Cincinnati/The Christ Hospital and in Hospice and Palliative Medicine at Montefiore Medical Center/Albert Einstein College of Medicine.
Dr. Melissa A. Bender will receive the designation during the Annual Assembly of the American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine and the Hospice and Palliative Nurses Association in Boston, MA on Saturday, March 17, 2018.
The American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine’s membership includes more than 5,000 physicians and other healthcare professional committed to improving the care of patients with serious or life-threatening conditions. Since 1988, AAHPM has supported hospice and palliative medicine through advancement of clinical practice standards, fostering research, providing education, and through public policy advocacy.