NewYork-Presbyterian Queens


Brigit C. Palathra, MD, FACP

Brigit C. Palathra, MD, FACP

Brigit C. Palathra, MD, FACP

Program Director, Hospice and Palliative Medicine Fellowship

Attending, Division of Geriatrics & Palliative Care Medicine

Board Certifications:
Internal Medicine; Hospice and Palliative Medicine

Academic Appointment:
Assistant Professor of Clinical Medicine, Weill Cornell Medical College

Practice Began:
Internal Medicine in 2003
Hospice and Palliative Medicine in 2016

Education and Training:
Hospice and Palliative Care Fellowship, NewYork-Presbyterian Queens
Internal Medicine Residency, New York Medical College
Medical School, University of West Indies, St. Augustine

Specialty Society Membership:
American College of Physicians, American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine

Year Appointed at NYP Queens:

Academic Interests:
Quality Improvement, Systems Based Medicine, Care Transitions, Medical Education, Hospital Medicine, Inpatient Palliative Care, Contemplative Medicine.

Personal Interests:
Exploring new cuisines, spending time with family, hiking, weightlifting, swimming, Star Trek and cuddling with my cats.

Languages Spoken:
English, Malayalam

Selected Publications:

  1. Palathra BC, Abdelaziz H, Lee E, Pan CX, Hwang C, and Crupi R. "“TIMEOUT” Before PEG Placement: A Policy Approach to Align Shared Decision-Making and Goals of Care Through Palliative Intervention (F425C)." Journal of Pain and Symptom Management 61.3 (2021): 653-54.
  2. Blinderman CD, Adelman R, Kumaraiah D, Pan CX, Palathra BC, Kaley K, Trongone N, Spillane K. A Comprehensive Approach to Palliative Care during the Coronavirus Pandemic. J Palliat Med. 2020 Dec 1. doi: 10.1089/jpm.2020.0481. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 33264065.
  3. Pan CX, Palathra BC, Leo-To WF. Management of Respiratory Symptoms in Those with Serious Illness. Med Clin North Am. 2020 May;104(3):455-470. doi: 10.1016/j.mcna.2019.12.004. Epub 2020 Feb 20. PMID: 32312409.
  4. Pan CX, Palumbo K, Palathra BC. FRIENDS: A Communication Guide for Advance Care Planning. Mayo Clin Proc. 2020 Jan;95(1):202-204. doi: 10.1016/j.mayocp.2019.10.034. PMID: 31902421.
  5. Palathra BC, Kawai F, Oromendia C, Bushan A, Patel Y, Morris J, Pan CX. To Code or Not To Code: Teaching Multidisciplinary Clinicians to Conduct Code Status Discussions. J Palliat Med. 2019 May;22(5):566-571. doi: 10.1089/jpm.2018.0362. Epub 2019 Jan 7. PMID: 30615558.