Assistant Professor of Medicine
General Internal Medicine and Public Health

Assistant Professor of Medicine

Director of Education, Palliative Care Medicine

Diversity Liaison

Assistant Professor of Pediatrics

Professional Bio

Maie El-Sourady, MD, is an Assistant Professor in the Division of Internal Medicine and Public Health at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. She is Director of Palliative Care Education and a Diversity Liaison for the Department of Medicine.
Dr. El-Sourady completed her undergraduate training at Duke University, and received her Masters of Science in Nutritional Biochemistry from UNC-Chapel Hill. She graduated from UNC-Chapel Hill School of Medicine, and then completed an Internal Medicine and Pediatrics residency and a Hospice and Palliative Medicine Fellowship at Vanderbilt. In her role as Assistant Fellowship Director, she works closely with the Palliative Care fellows as they pursue specialist training.
Dr. El-Sourady’s academic interests include communication between medical providers and patients, as well as medical student, resident, and fellow education. She teaches communication skills both within VUMC and nationally. She enjoys working with patients and their families with serious illnesses, both in her role as a primary care physician in Med-Peds clinic and as a Palliative Care consultant.


MS - Nutrition - Univ of NC - 2002
MD - Univ of NC - 2006
Residency - IM/Peds - VUMC - 2010
Fellowship - Palliative Care/Hospice Care - VUMC - 2011