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Dementia Palliative Care Clinical Trials Program
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Hillary Lum, MD, PhD
Program Faculty


Hillary Lum is geriatrician and palliative medicine physician. She completed her MD and PhD at the University of Wisconsin, followed by Internal Medicine residency at UPMC and geriatric and palliative medicine fellowships at the University of Colorado. She provides primary care for older adults and their families of choice, seeking to improve care and well-being for older adults with serious illnesses. Her research focuses on designing real-world interventions in partnership with older adults and care partners. Her work includes interventions to improve advance care planning, use of the patient portal, and care for persons living with dementia and their family care partners. She is PI or site-PI related to multiple clinical trials focusing on improving care for persons living with dementia. She mentors trainees as a Co-Director for the T32 Palliative Care in Aging fellowship.

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