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Monica Malec, MD

Monica Malec, MD

2023 Senior Faculty Scholars

Dr. Monica Malec is an Associate Professor of Medicine and Director of Palliative Medicine clinical programs in the section of Geriatrics and Palliative Medicine. She received her medical degree from the University of Illinois at Chicago College of Medicine and completed her Internal Medicine training at Rush University Medical Center. Dr. Malec is board-certified in Hospice and Palliative Medicine and is a fellow of the American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine. An expert in the management of complex pain and non-pain symptoms, she strives to support patients throughout the trajectory of their illness to achieve the best possible quality of life.

Dr. Malec is a University of Chicago Center for Healthcare Delivery Science and Innovation Scholar focused on improving processes for advance care planning and communication with patients about their values and preferences for care. She is working to create educational programs to develop communication skills around serious illness for providers at all levels to promote goal-concordant care for patients.