Michael H. Levy, MD, PhD, Director of the Pain and Palliative Care Program at Fox Chase Cancer Center, and one of the founding leaders of the American hospice and palliative care movement, has received the Lifetime Achievement Award from the American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine (AAHPM).
The AAHPM Lifetime Achievement Award recognizes outstanding contributions and significant publications that have helped shape the direction of the field of hospice and palliative medicine. Dr. Levy received the award during the AAHPM and Hospice and Palliative Nurses Association Annual Assembly held recently in Philadelphia.
A Career Focused on Palliative Care
“I’ve dedicated 35 years to integrating hospice and palliative medicine into comprehensive cancer care, so this recognition is a great honor,” says Dr. Levy. “My goal has been, and still is, to carry the message that hospice and palliative care are the completion, not the antithesis, of state-of-the-art cancer care.” ■