Educator Spotlight: Theresa Vettese

Tracy Vettese, MD (General Medicine and Geriatrics)

Tracy Vettese, MD (General Medicine and Geriatrics)

Theresa Vettese, MD is an associate professor of medicine in the Department of Medicine’s Division of General Medicine and Geriatrics and a member of the Emory Palliative Care Center. She spent 10 years at Wayne State University School of Medicine in Detroit, where she served as residency program director and division chief of general internal medicine before joining the faculty at Emory University School of Medicine and Grady Memorial Hospital in July of 2015.

Dr. Vettese’s clinical responsibilities include serving as a member of the Palliative and Supportive Care team and as internal medicine inpatient ward attending at Grady Health System. In addition, Dr. Vettese serves on the Department of Medicine’s faculty development committee and as a member of the steering committee of the Education Community. Her interests include skills-training in physician-patient communication, pain management, and competency-based evaluation in medical education.


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