Palliative Medicine

The Palliative Medicine Team at UT Southwestern Medical Center functions to provide specialized care for patients and families living with serious and terminal illnesses. Currently, Palliative Care consult services offer help for inpatients at Clements University Hospital, Zale Lipshy University Hospital, and Parkland Memorial Hospital. In addition, there is an outpatient clinic for patients at Parkland Memorial Hospital and the Harold Simmons Cancer Center

The goal of the UT Southwestern Palliative and Supportive Care Team is to help patients live with the best quality of life possible by providing symptom management and psychosocial support. In addition, Palliative and Hospice Medicine supports a fellowship program.

Palliative Medicine Faculty

Steven Leach, M.D.
Professor, Department of Internal Medicine 
Chief, Section of Palliative Medicine

Elizabeth Paulk, M.D.
Associate Professor, Department of Internal Medicine
Medical Director for Hospice and Palliative Medicine
Director, Parkland Memorial Hospital Palliative Care Initiative

Stephanie Houck, M.D.
Assistant Professor, Department of Internal Medicine
Director of Palliative Care at Clements University Hospital and the 
UTSW Accountable Care Network 

Caitlin Holt-Siropaides, D.O.
Assistant Professor, Department of Internal Medicine 

Kelley Newcomer, M.D.
Assistant Professor, Department of Internal Medicine

Kate Tindall, M.D.
Assistant Professor, Department of Internal Medicine