Dr. Twaddle currently serves as the Medical Director for Palliative Medicine & Supportive Care at Northwestern Medicine – North Region. Her academic work includes developing curriculum, guidelines and models of care for healthcare professionals to provide care for the seriously ill in all settings. In addition, at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, she works with teams that are evaluating the impact of communication skills training on healthcare culture along with creating and testing systems of care for seriously ill people and their families across settings of care. On behalf of AAHPM, Dr. Twaddle served as the Co-Chair for the National Consensus Project for Quality Palliative Care, which revised the clinical practice guidelines for the field and published in October 2018. In 2013, she was named one of the 30 most influential visionaries in hospice and palliative medicine and 2019 she received the Lifetime Achievement Award from the AAHPM. Dr. Twaddle served on the AAHPM Board of Directors, 1997-2004, and as President, 2002-2003. She was honored with the inaugural AAHPM Josefina B. Magno Distinguished Hospice Physician Award in 2005. Dr. Twaddle was recognized in 2016 as a Distinguished Alumni of Purdue’s College of Science and “an exemplary educator and pioneering contributor to end-of-life care” as the recipient of the Compassion in Action Award by Hospice of the Valley and Santa Clara University in 2015. Dr. Twaddle received her medical degree from the Indiana University School of Medicine and completed her residency in internal medicine through Northwestern University McGaw School of Medicine. She currently serves as a Clinical Professor of Medicine for Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine and is board certified in internal medicine and hospice and palliative medicine.