In recognition of National Hospice and Palliative Care Month, the Committee on Women in Medicine and Science (COWIMS) Woman of the Month for November is Leslie Blackhall, MD, an associate professor in the Department of Medicine and division chief of its Division of Palliative Care. Dr. Blackhall is also a researcher with the Center for Biomedical Ethics and medical director of UVA Health palliative outpatient clinics.
Dr. Blackhall attended Yale University, earned her medical degree from New York University, completed residency and fellowship training in internal medicine and medical ethics at Boston University, and achieved a master of theological studies from Harvard Divinity School. She has been recognized three times for the Best Bedside Manner Award from Our Health magazine and Shenandoah Valley magazine.
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