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About Katherine E. Galluzzi

Katherine E. Galluzzi, DO, CMD, FACOFP dist., has been practicing geriatric medicine in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania nearly 30 years. Dr. Galluzzi is a professor and chair of the PCOM Department of Geriatric
and Palliative Medicine as well as director of Comprehensive Care.

Dr. Galluzzi also serves as medical director of VNA Hospice of Philadelphia. Dr. Galluzzi is board certified in family practice/osteopathic manipulative medicine, geriatric medicine, hospice and palliative medicine and pain management. She is also a certified medical director. Dr. Galluzzi is chairperson for the board of directors of the Philadelphia Corporation for Aging, a local area agency dedicated to improving the quality of life for older Philadelphians. Additionally, she is a member of the American Osteopathic Board of Family Physicians.

Dr. Galluzzi’s expertise and interest in pain management in the midst of the opioid epidemic has led to her delivering lectures nationally to educate physicians on pain management in the older population. She is an investigator in ongoing clinical research trials utilizing novel agents to improve analgesia in patients with persistent pain.


Present Professor and Chair, Dept. of Geriatric Medicine, Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine Department of Geriatrics
Director, Comprehensive Care at PCOM, Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine
Program Director, Hospice and Palliative Care Fellowship, Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine

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Professional Service and Affiliations

Present Member, American Osteopathic Board of Family Physicians
Present Fellow, College of Physicians of Philadelphia
Present Vice Chair of the Board of Directors, Philadelphia Corporation for Aging
Chair, AOA Council on Palliative Care Issues
President, Eastern Pennsylvania Geriatrics Society
President, Pennsylvania Osteopathic Family Physicians Society
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Honors and Awards

  • Family Physician of the Year, PA Osteopathic Family Physicians Society (2014)
  • Certificate of Merit in Recognition of Noteworthy Contributions, Alumni Association of PCOM (2014)
  • ACOFP Outstanding Female Leader, American College of Osteopathic Family Physicians (2014)
  • The Barbara Bell, M.D. Award, Eastern PA Geriatric Society (2005)
  • Distinguished Fellow of the American College of Osteopathic Family Physicians (FACOFP dist.).
  • 1996 POFPS Frederick J. Solomon, DO Award of Merit
  • 2018 Grace W. Harrison Award


Concord University
DO, West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine

Contact Information

P: 215-871-6371


Scholarly Articles (16)

Books (1)

Contributions to Books (1)

Other Published Work and Media (4)

Grants (2)

Conferences and Presentations (3)