Dr. Kathleen Grace Anderson, MD

Dr. Kathleen Grace Anderson, MD

Dr. Kathleen Grace Anderson, MD

Languages: English
Fax: (877) 303-1460

Contact this Provider:

  • Internal Medicine (Primary)
  • Pain Medicine
About the Provider

Kathleen G.C. Anderson, MD, MS, specializes in internal medicine and palliative medicine and is an assistant professor of medicine at MedStar Georgetown University Hospital.

Dr. Anderson received her undergraduate degree and a Masters of Science from Dartmouth College. She went on to earn her medical degree from George Washington University School of Medicine before coming to MedStar Georgetown for her internal medicine residency, followed by a chief residency. She completed a fellowship in hospice and palliative medicine at George Washington University and joined the faculty at MedStar Georgetown in the fall of 2013.

Her practice includes both general internal medicine and palliative medicine. She is part of the new comprehensive palliative medicine program at MedStar Georgetown. Palliative medicine provides symptom management and comfort care alongside curative treatment for patients with severe illness and burdensome symptoms. Unlike hospice, a patient does not need to be near the end of life or forego treatments to receive palliative care. Dr. Anderson focuses on patient-centered medicine, tailored to the patient's needs and values. She works closely with a patient's primary oncologist, cardiologist, neurologist or pulmonologist to create a coordinated plan of care that covers multiple dimensions of illness.

In addition to providing clinical care and teaching, Dr. Anderson is involved in research on using palliative medicine in patients with heart failure.

  • Fellowship Program: George Washington University Hospital (2013)
  • Residency Program: MedStar Georgetown University Hospital (2012)
  • Medical School: George Washington University School of Medicine (2008)