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About Katherine E. Galluzzi

Katherine E. Galluzzi, DO, CMD, FACOFP dist., has practiced geriatric medicine in Philadelphia since 1992. She received her medical degree from the West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine in 1984 and completed rotating internship and Family Medicine Residency at Kennedy Memorial Hospitals - University Medical Center, UMDNJ-SOM. She completed a Clinical Fellowship in Geriatrics at the University of Pennsylvania Center for the Study of Aging, and a Faculty Development Fellowship at Temple University School of Medicine. Prior to accepting her appointment at PCOM, Dr. Galluzzi was a founding member of the UMDNJ Center for Aging, where she served as CME coordinator for the NJ Geriatric Education Center as well as co-director of the geriatric fellowship program.
Dr. Galluzzi holds a CAQ in Geriatrics, recently re-certified in Family Medicine, is certified as a Medical Director in Long Term Care through American Medical Directors Certification Program, and is certified as a Diplomate of the American Board of Hospice and Palliative Medicine. She is a distinguished Fellow of the American College of Osteopathic Family Physicians, and serves on several ACOFP Committees (Chair of the Program Committee and member of the Industry Relations Committee). Dr. Galluzzi is the Chair of the AOA Council on Palliative Care Issues. She is a Fellow of the College of Physicians of Philadelphia. She serves on the AMDA Program Planning Committee for and is a member of Board of Directors. Other organizations of which she is an active member include the American Geriatrics Association and the Delaware Valley Geriatrics Association (Past President and Member of the Board of Directors), the PA Osteopathic Family Physicians Society (President-Elect and member of the Board of Trustees), the PA Medical Directors Association, The American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine, and the Pennsylvania Osteopathic Medical Association.
Dr. Galluzzi is an attending physician at Kearsley Rehabilitation & Nursing Center, Roxborough Memorial Hospital, Lankenau Hospital, the Hearth at Drexel, and other nursing homes and hospitals in the Philadelphia area. She is Medical Director at the VNA Hospice of Philadelphia and a member of the board of directors of the Philadelphia Corporation for Aging.
Her awards and honors include the Frederick J. Solomon Award of Merit from the Pennsylvania Society of the American College of Osteopathic Family Physicians (1996), the Barbara Bell Award from the Eastern Regional Geriatrics Society (2005), and two major fellowships: the American College of Osteopathic Family Physicians (1995), distinguished fellow award (2004); and the College of Physicians of Philadelphia (1998).


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

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)

Contact Information

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