Posted on: June 4, 2021
The VA Maryland Health Care System has named Stephanie B. Huston, MD ’07, as its new director of hospice and palliative medicine. In this position, Huston oversees hospice and palliative care teams and palliative care consultations at the Community Living Centers located at the Loch Raven and Perry Point VA Medical Centers. Palliative care’s interdisciplinary teams consist of nurses, social workers, chaplains, health psychologists and pharmacists. Huston leads the interdisciplinary teams, who also partner with hospice agencies throughout Maryland to support veterans and their families needing end-of-life care. Palliative care can improve the quality of life of those suffering from serious illness, while hospice care offers comfort by alleviating pain for those needing end of life care.
Before Huston joined the VA Maryland Health Care System in 2012 as a staff physician in the hospice and palliative care specialty program, she served as a hospitalist in the oncology service at the University of Maryland Medical Center.
Huston earned a Bachelor of Science in Biology from Haverford College in 2001, and her Doctor of Medicine degree from the University of Virginia School of Medicine in 2007, before completing a residency program at the University of Maryland Medical Center in 2010 and a Fellowship in Hospice and Palliative Medicine in 2012 at George Washington University in Washington, DC.
Huston lives in Ellicott City, Maryland.