Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
Department of Medicine
Martha L Twaddle, MD

Martha L Twaddle, MD

Clinical Associate Professor of Medicine (Hospital Medicine)

Focus of Work

Bio

Dr. Twaddle combines nearly thirty years of experience in the care of seriously ill people and their families in a variety of areas of service. She currently serves as the Medical Director for Palliative Medicine & Supportive Care at Northwestern Medicine - Lake Forest Hospital. Her academic work includes developing curriculum, guidelines and models of care for healthcare professionals to provide care for the seriously ill in all settings. In addition, at Northwestern University Feinberg School ...[Read full text]Dr. Twaddle combines nearly thirty years of experience in the care of seriously ill people and their families in a variety of areas of service. She currently serves as the Medical Director for Palliative Medicine & Supportive Care at Northwestern Medicine - Lake Forest Hospital. Her academic work includes developing curriculum, guidelines and models of care for healthcare professionals to provide care for the seriously ill in all settings. In addition, at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, she works with teams that are evaluating the impact of communication skills training on healthcare culture along with creating and testing systems of care for seriously ill people and their families across settings of care. On behalf of the American Academy of Hospice & Palliative Medicine (AAHPM), Dr. Twaddle serves as the Co-Chair for the National Consensus Project for Quality Palliative Care, which is revising the clinical practice guidelines for the field.[Shorten text]

Academic Focus

Quality Research in improving care for seriously ill people and their families in all settings

Clinical Focus

Palliative Medicine & Supportive Oncology

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Education and Certification

  • MD: Indiana University (1985)
  • Residency: Northwestern University, McGaw Medical Center, Internal Medicine (1988)
  • Board Certification: Hospice & Palliative Medicine, Hospice Medical Director, Internal Medicine

Contact

847-535-7058

Northwestern Lake Forest Hospital
Cancer Center
1000 N. Westmoreland
Lake Forest IL 60045