Maie 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 University. She joined the faculty in the Division of General Medicine at Vanderbilt and is currently the Director of Palliative Care Education. In her role as Assistant Fellowship Director, she works closely with the Palliative Care fellows as they pursue specialist training.
Her academic interests include communication between medical providers and patients, as well as medical student, resident, and fellow education. She enjoys teaching 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.