Kimberly A. Curseen, MD, has been named director of the Palliative Medicine Program at Winship Cancer Institute of Emory University. Curseen, who is an associate professor of medicine at Emory University School of Medicine in the Division of Palliative Medicine and director of supportive and palliative care outpatient services at Emory Healthcare, will provide oversight and direction for palliative medicine research and clinical services at Winship. She will also collaborate with leaders across the health system to expand and strengthen the care experience for patients with cancer.
Board-certified in internal medicine, geriatrics and palliative care, Curseen joined Emory in 2015 and has led Winship’s Supportive Oncology Clinic since that time. Her clinical practice focuses on providing multidisciplinary physical, emotional and spiritual care for patients with cancer and assisting patients with complex decision-making. She is a Board Member of the American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine, carries the clinical distinction of Eminent Clinician, and serves as co-chair of the Georgia Cancer Consortium Palliative Care Workgroup.
Curseen serves on the board of directors of TOUCH, The Black Breast Cancer Alliance, an organization dedicated to driving collaborative efforts in science and outreach to improve outcomes for Black women diagnosed with breast cancer. A member of Winship’s Cancer Prevention and Control Research Program, she focuses her research on developing novel approaches to treating cancer pain and understanding the impact of implicit bias in the delivery of high-quality, equitable care.