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Department of Geriatrics
Professor and Chair

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


Office: 215-871-6371
Publications and Selected Works


Specialty Care at PCOM

Katherine E. Galluzzi, DO, CMD, FACOFP dist., has been practicing geriatric medicine in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania more than 25 years.  Dr. Galluzzi is Professor and Chair of the Department of Geriatrics at the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine and Director of Comprehensive Care at PCOM. She serves as Medical Director of VNA Hospice of Philadelphia, and attends patients at the Inpatient Palliative Care Unit at the Falls Center in East Falls, Philadelphia.  Board certified in Family Practice/Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine and Geriatrics, and certified in Hospice and Palliative Medicine by the AOA and ABHPM, she is a Certified Medical Director through the American Medical Directors Association.


  • Education

    Dr. Galluzzi is a graduate of Concord University in Athens, West Virginia, and the West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine in Lewisburg. She completed an internship at Kennedy Memorial Hospitals - University Medical Center in Stratford, New Jersey, a family practice residency at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey School of Osteopathic Medicine in Camden, a faculty development fellowship in the Department of Community Health at Temple University, and a geriatric faculty preceptorship at the University of Pennsylvania. She also completed the Program in Palliative Care Education and Practice Program (PCEP) at the Harvard Medical School Center for Palliative Care in 2009.

  • Awards

    A distinguished fellow of the American College of Osteopathic Family Physicians (FACOFP dist.), she received the POFPS 1996 Frederick J. Solomon, D.O. Award of Merit in recognition of a family physician who has made a significant contribution to osteopathic education in Pennsylvania. She is the 2005 recipient of the Barbara Bell, M.D. Award for distinguished service in the field of geriatric medicine from the Eastern Pennsylvania Geriatrics Society. In 2014, she received the Outstanding Female Leader Award from the American College of Osteopathic Family Physicians. She is an active member of numerous local and national organizations/committees and a seasoned national speaker on geriatric topics such as health promotion and disease prevention, screening, dementia, pain and palliative medicine.

  • Memberships

    A member of the American Osteopathic Board of Family Physicians, she is Vice Chair of the Board of Directors of the Philadelphia Corporation for Aging, which is the local Area Agency on Aging. She is a fellow of the College of Physicians of Philadelphia, a Past President of the Pennsylvania Osteopathic Family Physicians Society (POFPS), and a former President of the Eastern Pennsylvania Geriatrics Society (now the Delaware Valley Geriatrics Society). She chaired the AOA Council on Palliative Care Issues for many years.