Susan Merel, headshot
Associate Professor
Medicine
Associate Clerkship Director for Explore and Focus Phase, Department of Medicine
Director of Education, Cambia Palliative Care Center of Excellence

Faculty Information

Biography
Education & Training: 
MD
University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine
Chicago, IL
2005
Residency in Internal Medicine, Primary Care Track
University of Washington
Seattle, WA
2005–2008
Fellow, Division of Gerontology and Geriatric Medicine
University of Washington
Seattle, WA
2008–2009
Honors: 
Award for Excellence in Clinician Education, SGIM Northwest Region
2016
Fellow, American College of Physicians
2018
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Research & Clinical Interests
Research Interests: 
  • Teaching serious illness communication to learners at all levels
  • Improving physician-patient communication
  • Improving the care of hospitalized elderly patients
Clinical Interests: 
  • Physician-Patient Communication
  • Geriatrics
  • Palliative Care
  • Decisional Capacity
Publications
Publications: