The American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine appointed Deanna Duncan, M.D., a Chattanooga native, to its Public Policy Committee.
American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine is the national professional organization for physicians specializing in hospice and palliative medicine, which for more than 20 years has dedicated itself to improving the care of patients with life-threatening or serious conditions.
For more than a decade, Dr. Duncan has worked in hospice and palliative medicine. From 2001-2004, Dr. Duncan served as the Medical Director at Hospice of Tennessee, followed by seven years with HOC, serving as Medical Director of Hospice of Chattanooga from 2009-2011. She is currently owner of Hearth, LLC.
Dr. Duncan is board certified with the American Board of Family Practice and the American Board of Hospice and Palliative Medicine. She is also Advance Cardiac Life Support certified. Dr. Duncan was previously nominated for the National Hospice and Palliative Care Origination (NHPCO) Board of Directors and serves as a current member of the NHPCO’s National Research Committee.
Dr. Duncan earned her Bachelor of Arts in Economics from the University of Alabama. She continued her education with a graduate fellowship in public choice economic theory at GeorgeMason University. Shortly thereafter, Duncan completed her M.D. at the University of Alabama School of Medicine in Birmingham. From there, she completed an internship with the University of Illinois-Chicago and family practice residency here at Memorial Hospital in conjunction with EastTennessee State University.