KATHERINE E. GALLUZZI, DO, CMD, FACOFP DIST. 
Department of Geriatrics 
Professor and Chair


Dr. Galluzzi is Professor and Chair of the Department of Geriatrics and Director of Comprehensive Care at Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine; she is the Medical Director of PCOM Clinical Research Center and Medical Director of the Residentialist Group of home care providers in Philadelphia. Board certified in Geriatrics, Family Medicine/Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine, Pain Medicine and Hospice and Palliative Care, she is a Certified Medical Director through the American Medical Directors Association.

Dr. Galluzzi is the Chair of the Board of Directors of the Philadelphia Corporation for Aging (local area agency on aging), a member of the American Osteopathic Board of Family Physicians, and is a distinguished fellow of the American College of Osteopathic Physicians (ACOFP). A Fellow of the College of Physicians of Philadelphia, Past President of the Pennsylvania Osteopathic Family Physicians Society (POFPS), and former President of the Eastern Pennsylvania Geriatrics Society, she chaired the AOA Council on Palliative Care Issues.

Dr. Galluzzi received the 2014 Outstanding Female Leader Award from the ACOFP and 1996 Frederick J. Solomon, DO, Award of Merit. In 2018 she received the Grace W. Harrison Award for distinguished service in the field of Long Term Care and was the 2005 recipient of the Barbara Bell, MD, Award for distinguished service in the field of geriatric medicine from the Eastern Pennsylvania Geriatrics Society. She has authored several book chapters on pain and geriatric topics and has numerous publications. She is an active member of local and national organizations/committees and is a seasoned national speaker on geriatric topics such as health promotion and disease prevention, screening, dementia, pain and palliative care.

Dr. Galluzzi’s research interests mirror her clinical role: dementia, geriatric function, health promotion/disease prevention and the role of medical cannabis in pain and quality of life.

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.

Research

 Dr. Galluzzi’s research interests mirror her clinical role: dementia, geriatric function, health promotion/disease prevention and the role of medical cannabis in pain and quality of life.

Awards

  • Distinguished Fellow of the American College of Osteopathic Family Physicians (FACOFP dist.).
  • 1996 POFPS Frederick J. Solomon, DO Award of Merit in recognition of a family physician who has made a significant contribution to osteopathic education in Pennsylvania.
  • 2005 Barbara Bell, MD Award for distinguished service in the field of geriatric medicine from the Eastern Pennsylvania Geriatrics Society.
  • Outstanding Female Leader Award from the American College of Osteopathic Family Physicians.
  • 2018 Grace W. Harrison Award for distinguished service in the field of Long Term Care.

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.

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