KeystoneCare Home Care and Hospice Announces
Huma Ansari, MD
Medical Director of Palliative Care
KeystoneCare Home Care and Hospice is proud to announce the appointment of Huma Ansari, MD, as Medical Director of Palliative Care. Huma Ansari, MD, is an accomplished, highly-respected and well-educated Palliative Care specialist. Prior to this appointment, Dr. Ansari was Medical Director of Palliative Care at The James Cancer Hospital and Solove Research Institute and Clinical Faculty, Hospice and Palliative Medicine, The Ohio State University, Center for Palliative Care. She was Assistant Professor, at The Ohio State University, Department of Internal Medicine, Division of Hospice and Palliative Medicine. Dr. Ansari is Diplomate, American Board of Internal Medicine, received Subspecialty Certification, American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine, and has received continuing education certifications in Palliative Medicine. She is Member, American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine (AAHPM), American Medical Association (AMA) and American College of Physicians (ACP).
A recent story in the Washington Post, (below), features a patient of Dr. Ansari’s who talks about how Palliative Care changed the quality of her life during her cancer treatment, providing emotional, spiritual and physical support.
By working with patients and KeystoneCare Certified Nurse Practitioners, nurses and staff, Dr. Ansari will assist patients and their families in critical decision making to identify goals and medical directives, treat symptoms, and offer critical medical, physical, emotional and spiritual comfort and support. Dr. Ansari will also focus on working with Chestnut Hill Hospital and Einstein Medical Health Partners’ physicians, staff and existing Palliative Care programs, helping to educate and create more community awareness, and develop platforms and networks for improved Palliative Care treatments, education, program funding, and more.
We are thrilled to have Dr. Ansari as part of Keystone.
She will add so much to the care and comfort we provide.