Department of Medicine

IU Palliative Care Fellowship

News and Events

  • December 9, 2014 - Grant Announcement
    • The Indiana University Palliative Care Fellowship Program at Eskenazi Health is pleased to announce a grant award from The Glick Fund, a fund of Central Indiana Community Foundation, in the amount of $100,000 for the purposes of continuation of a Marilyn K. Glick Palliative Care Fellow. This very generous award has the potential for continuation for up to five years in total ensuring a rewarding and rich fellowship experience for many years to come. We would like to thank the Glick Fund and the Glick Family for this very generous contribution to the future of Palliative Care Medicine.
  • November 9, 2012 - Congratulations, Dr. Gramelspacher and Dr. Lisa Harris!
    • Dr. Gramelspacher and Dr. Lisa Harris, MD, CEO / Wishard Health Services,
      will receive the "Laureate Award" from the Indiana chapter of the American College of Physicians at their annual meeting.
  • November 3, 2012 - Congratulations, Dr. Gramelspacher!
    • Congratulations, Dr. Gramelspacher, on your Lifetime Award for Distinguished Service in Years of Health Advancement! As part of the 28th annual Tony and Mary Hulman Health Achievement Awards sponsored by the Indiana Public Health Foundation, Inc., Dr. Gramelspacher will be honored with the prestigious Lifetime Award for Distinguished Service in Years of Health Advancement. Dr. Gramelspacher's contributions to the Indiana community include founding a program in Medical Ethics at IUSM, founding and directing the Palliative Care Program at Wishard Hospital, and his tireless pursuit of providing healthcare for the underserved. More information can be found here.
  • July 13, 2012 - Congratulations, Dr. Kirsten Kahle!
    • Dr. Kirsten Kahle has completed her fellowship and will begin working with St. Vincent Hospice in the Fall.
  • June 5, 2012 - ACGME Accreditation until 2016!!
    • The Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) has renewed our program's accreditation to educate three fellows per year until 2016.
  • March 19, 2012 - Dr. Gramelspacher named Med School Prof to follow on Twitter.
  • March 9, 2012 – Dr. Lyle Fettig named recipient of 2012 Trustee Teaching Award
    • Congratulations to Dr. Fettig on being selected by the IU Board of Trustees as a recipient of the 2012 Trustee Teaching Award for his excellence in teaching Medicine! Recipients receive a monetary bonus, have their names displayed on a plaque and are recognized at award ceremonies at IUSM and at IUPUI. In addition, IUSM awardees are recognized at the medical school commencement in May.
  • February 1, 2012 – Congratulations, Dr. Jeffrey Walker!
  • July 16, 2011 – Ride to Remember
    • On July 16th, Wishard's Palliative Care Team will embark on a second Ride to Remember (R2R2) in memory of the over 700 patients who have been cared for by Wishard's Palliative Care program since the first ride in 2009. Unlike the original 40 day cross-country bicycle ride that Dr. Gregory Gramelspacher completed in 2009, this year we have assembled a Wishard Bike Team to ride across the entire state of Indiana in a single day-one way, one day, 160 miles! As before, each mile of this bicycle ride will be dedicated to the memory of one of our patients. Our patients show remarkable strength and courage even as their life draws to a close.

      Dr. Greg's Ride to Remember 2 will remember the lives of those cared for by our Palliative Care Program and honor their families. The donations to our program will enable us to provide invaluable support and comfort for the families and friends of our patients in the years ahead. Every dollar you contribute will be used to support the Wishard Palliative Care Program and the dying poor. To donate please visit our blog at For any questions please contact Thomas Whitehead at 630-7767.

  • June 1, 2011 – Congratulations and Welcome, Dr. Kirsten Kahle!
    • We would like to congratulate and welcome our new fellow, Dr. Kirsten Kahle.
  • March 4, 2011 – Dr. Greg Gramelspacher recognized as 2011 IBJ Healthcare Hero
    • Now in its 11th year, IBJ's Health Care Heroes program recognizes deserving individuals and organizations in the health care industry. IBJ solicits nominations from the public in five categories, and then a committee of judges from all facets of health care picks three finalists, including a winner in each category.
      The five categories are as follows
      • Community Achievement in Health Care honors a company or organization that has successfully implemented a program to address an acknowledged problem in health care administration or delivery.
      • Advancements in Health Care honors a company or individual primarily responsible for scientific discovery or for development of a new procedure, device or service that can save lives or improve quality of life for a large number of people.
      • Physician honors a physician whose performance on the job is considered exemplary by patients and peers.
      • Non-Physician honors an individual from nursing or allied health fields whose performance in the delivery of care is considered exemplary by patients and peers.
      • Volunteer honors an individual who is not employed in health care but has had a major impact in the delivery of care through volunteer work.
      • You can read the full article at
  • February 1, 2011 – Congratulations and Welcome, Dr. Jeffrey Walker!
    • We would like to congratulate and welcome our new fellow, Dr. Jeffrey Walker.