Department of Geriatrics
Professor and Chair

Katherine E. Galluzzi, DO, CMD, FACOFP dist.


Email: katherineg@pcom.edu
Office: 215-871-6371


Specialty Care at PCOM

Katherine E. Galluzzi, DO, CMD, FACOFP dist., has practiced geriatric medicine in Philadelphia since 1992. 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.

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.

  • Education

    Dr. Galluzzi 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.

  • Awards

    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).

  • Publications

    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.

  • Memberships

    Dr. Galluzzi 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). She 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.