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Katherine Galluzzi, DO, CMD, FACOFP, dist.




American Osteopathic Board of Family Physicians

Recertification in Family Practice-1995

American Osteopathic Association

Certificate of Special Recognition in Geriatrics-1992

American Osteopathic Board of General Practice-1987

National Board of Examiners for Osteopathic Physicians and Surgeons-1985


Attending Physician-Roxborough Memorial Hospital

Medical Director-Mary J. Drexel Home

Medical Director-Compassionate Care Hospice

Attending Physician-St. Ignatius Nursing Home

Attending Physician-Bala Nursing and Retirement Center

Attending Physician- Mercy Hospital of Philadelphia

Attending Physician- Belmont and Parkside Healtchare Center

Faculty Appointment:

Chairperson, Academic Policy and Promotion, Learning Resources, PCOM

Professor and Chairperson, Department of Geriatrics, PCOM

Member, Faculty Committee on Admissions, 2002-Present

Educational Background:

Medical School: West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine-1984

Internship: Kennedy Memorial Hospitals-University Medical Center-1984-1985

Residency: University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey-1985-1987

Awards and Recognitions:

Distinguished Fellow-American College of Family Physicians-Osteopathic-2004

Fellow-College of Physicians of Philadelphia-1998

Fellow-American College of Family Physicians-Osteopathic-1995

Frederick J. Solomon Merit Award, Pennsylvania Society of the American College of Osteopathic Family Physicians-1996

Keynote Speaker for the 13th Annual L. Lenton Budd, DO Memorial Lecture


Galluzzi, K.: Training needed to dispel negative stereotype of elderly patients. JAOAEditorial, January 2003.


"Relief of Persistent Pain: Implications for Function and Quality of Life", Session sponsored by Purdue, L.P at the ACOFP 42nd Annual Convention, Phoenix, Arizona, March 15, 2005.


"Standing on the Shoulders of Giants: The Joys of Team Work in Medicine", Annual L. Linton Budd, DO Memorial Lecture, Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine, Kirksville, MO, Februaury 2, 2005


Panel Moderator for 48th Annual Research Conferecnce sponsored by the AOA Council on Research, November 8,2004


Program Chairperson and Lectureer, Session sponsored by Perdue Pharma, L.P, "Pain, Palliation and Promise: Quality at the End of Life-Pain at the End-of-Life" AOA/ACOFP 109thAnnual Convention, Tampa, FL, November 7, 2004


"Physician Heal Thyself-Functional Fitness for Life", ACOFP 41st Annual Convention, Tampa, FL, March 11, 2004


"End of Life Care/Pain Management". Mid-Winter Osteopathic Seminar, Lewisburg, West Virginia, February 29, 2004


Program Chairperson and Lecturer, Session sponsored by Purdue Pharma, L.P, "Quality Care at the End of Life: Pain, Palliation and Promise, Treatment of Persisten Pain" AOA/ACOFP 108th Annual Convention, New Orleans, LA, October 12, 2003


?Pain in the Elderly?, Florida Society of the American College of Osteoapthc Family Physicians 23rd Annual Convention, Orlando, FL, July 25, 2003


Program Chairperson and Lecturer, Session sponsored by Purdue Pharma, L.P, "Transitions through Pain: Preserving Quality of Life with Palliative Care", "Treatment of Persistent Pain" COFP Annual Convention, Nashville, TN, March 18, 2003


"End of Life Care" Lecture to FOMA Annual Convention, Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, February 20, 2003 


Last Updated: 1/20/15