About the Author

Dr. Ann Broderick graduated with an AB in Latin American literature from Princeton University. She is a 1986 graduate of the Carver College of Medicine and completed residency in Internal Medicine in 1989 at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics. She then worked as a general internist and a hospice medical director. After 10 years in that position, she became the Director of Palliative care at University of Iowa Hospital and Clinics. She recently resigned from the Directorship and directs the first Hospice and Palliative Medicine fellowship at the University of Iowa.

She has recently been recognized with promotion to Clinical Professor, the Leonard Tow Humanism award, selection as a Master Clinician, and election to Alpha Omega Alpha Society. Her Internal Medicine peers selected her as the “Best Consulting Provider” in 2013.

Dr. Broderick has been a tireless champion of patient and family education, as she feels that patients can collaborate best with their health care teams when they are informed. Lung cancer patients and their families have contributed greatly to her understanding of the full impact of this disease. She continues to work with oncologists to control symptoms during cancer treatment in her role as a palliative care physician at University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics.