Joan Teno MD, MS
University of Washington
Joan Teno, MD, MS is a health services
researcher with over 25 years of experience conducting research that has
impacted end of life care in the US. She is a board certified internist with
added qualifications in geriatrics, hospice, and palliative medicine. Dr. Teno
was hospice medical director for 18 years and now working at University of
Washington on the Palliative Care Consult Service. She is currently the project leader of a
program project grant, current recipient of a Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
(RWJF) Health Policy Investigator Award, and investigator on the Centers for
Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) contract on creating the Consumer
Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems (CAHPS) Hospice Survey and
updating the hospice payment model. In recognition of this body of work, Dr.
Teno was part of the study panel of the 2014 Institute of Medicine (IOM) report
on reforming how we care for seriously ill and dying persons in America.