Dr. Katie Neuendorf earned her medical degree from The Medical College of Ohio and completed her residency training in Internal Medicine at Riverside Methodist Hospital in Columbus, OH. She then pursued Hospice and Palliative Medicine fellowship training at the Medical College of Wisconsin. She joined the Cleveland Clinic’s Palliative Medicine and Supportive Oncology Section directly out of fellowship and is appointed as Assistant Professor of Medicine through the Cleveland Clinic Lerner School of Medicine, Case Western Reserve University.
Dr. Neuendorf has been a member of Cleveland Clinic’s Center for Excellence in Healthcare Communication’s (CEHC) leadership team since 2013, first as the Director of Resident Education and then as the Medical Director in 2015. CEHC led an institution wide initiative to train all of its clinicians in relationship centered communication in 2013. This work is on-going and more than 7,000 individuals have been trained by CEHC faculty to date. Dr. Neuendorf has led enterprise wide initiatives on educational program development and implementation in the areas of delivering bad news, code status conversations, family meetings and a variety of other communication topics.
Dr. Neuendorf has given numerous presentations and workshops to both a national and international audience on relationship-centered communication. It is her continued work in this field that led the American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine to name her an Inspiring Leader Under 40.