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 Co-Chair of the AOA End-of-Life Care Advisory Committee. 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 maintains active staff privileges at Main Line Health - Lankenau, Tenet -
Roxborough Memorial, and Mercy Hospital in Philadelphia. She is a member of the medical
staff at several nursing homes and serves as medical director of the Mary J. Drexel
Home in Bala Cynwyd, Courtland at Home, and Compassionate Care Hospice in Philadelphia.
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).
Her publications include the following:
Galluzzi, K.: What is a D.O.? How do Osteopathic Physicians Approach the Problem of
Pain? The Pain Community News, Fall 2007
Galluzzi, K.: Providing Patient-Centered Care for Chronic Nonmalignant Pain. Journal of the American Osteopathic Association November 1, 2007; 107 ES1-ES2
Galluzzi, K.: Management Strategies for Herpes Zoster and Postherpetic Neuralgia.
JAOA Supplement, March 2007
Galluzzi, K. Editorial: Patient-Centered Care for Chronic Nonmalignant Pain. JAOA Supplement, September, 2005.
Galluzzi, K.: Management of Neuropathic Pain. JAOA Supplement, September, 2005.
Nichols, K., Galluzzi, K., Bates, B., Husted, B., Leleszi, J., Simon, K., Lavery,
D., Cass, C.: AOA's Position Against Use of Placebos for Pain Management in End-of-Life
Care. JAOA Supplement, March, 2005.
Galluzzi, K.: Training needed to dispel negative stereotype of elderly patients. JAOA Editorial, January, 2003.
Galluzzi, K.: Alzheimer's Disease. JAOA Supplement, December, 2001.
Galluzzi, K.: Caring for the Caregivers. JAOA Supplement, September, 1999.
Galluzzi, K., Dwyer, J.: Malnutrition and Depression. Chapter 5 Older Adults, Medical Nutrition and Disease by Morrison and Hark, 2nd Edition; Blackwell Science 1999.
Galluzzi, K.: House Calls Are Back in Academic Medicine. Hospital and Healthcare News, April 1998.