Meet the Team

Dr. Rachel M. Adams

Rachel Adams, MD, Director

Yordanka Kirkova, MD

 

Tara M Coles, MD

Beth Orrell, ANP-BC, ACHPN

Beth Orrell received her Bachelors of Science in Nursing from Eastern Mennonite University in 1985 and her Masters of Science in Nursing from the University of Pennsylvania in 1994. She is certified as an Adult Nurse Practitioner. Prior to joining MedStar Georgetown University Hospital’s palliative care team, Ms. Orrell worked for 28 years at the MedStar Washington Hospital Center’s intensive care and cardio-thorasic stepdown units as a staff nurse, clinical manager and nurse practitioner providing post-surgical care to patients recovering from heart surgery. She joined MedStar Georgetown University Hospital’s palliative care program in August 2014.

Cheryl Hughes, LICSW
  Carolyn Kyle, NP
 

Jennifer Ku, Clinical Pharmacist

Jennifer Ku received her Bachelors of Science in Nutritional Sciences from Cornell University in 2013 and her Doctorate of Pharmacy from University of North Carolina in 2017. She is board certified as a pharmacotherapy specialist and has completed residency training in pain management and Palliative Care pharmacy practice at University of Iowa. Prior to joining the Palliative Care team at MedStar Georgetown University Hospital, Dr. Ku has worked as pharmacist at University of Utah Health and taught students at University of Iowa College of Pharmacy. She joined MedStar Georgetown University Hospital's Palliative Care program in August 2019.

Contact the Palliative Care Division

For more information on the Palliative Care division, please call

(202) 444-2611

Inpatient Palliative Medicine Consult

Ask your inpatient primary medical team to consider calling Palliative Medicine.