Charles E. Schmidt College of Medicine
Florida Atlantic University
777 Glades Road
Boca Raton, FL 33431

561-297-4828

ELIZABETH C. GUNDERSEN, M.D.

Assistant Professor of Integrated Medical Science


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CONTACT
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(561)297-0724


Elizabeth Gundersen, M.D., serves within the Charles E. Schmidt College of Medicine as the Director of the Ethics Curriculum, Director of the Geriatrics & Palliative Care Clerkship, Associate Director of the FAU Internal Medicine Residency Rotation in Geriatrics & Palliative Care, and as a Learning Community Advisor.  Dr. Gundersen is dedicated to training well-rounded, quality-minded, and patient-centered physicians.  Her professional and clinical interests include care transitions and reducing readmissions, ethical dilemmas in medicine, end-of-life care, and improving communication in healthcare.  Dr. Gundersen is a member of the American Board of Family Medicine and is additionally fellowship-trained and board certified in Hospice & Palliative Medicine. 

 


  • 1994: B.S., Magna Cum Laude in Biology, Minor in Religion, College of William & Mary, Williamsburg, VA
  • 2000: M.D., Medical College of Virginia, Richmond, VA
  • July 2000 - August 2003: Resident Physician, UMass Worcester Family Medicine Residency, Worcester, MA
  • July 2012 - June 2013: University of Miami Miller School of Medicine Hospice and Palliative Medicine Fellowship, Palm Beach Regional Campus, FL

 


 

  • 2014-Present: Assistant Professor of Integrated Medical Science, Charles E. Schmidt College of Medicine, Florida Atlantic University , Boca Raton, FL
  • 2014-Present: Memorial Regional Hospital, Hollywood, FL
  • 2014-Present: Charles E. Schmidt College of Medicine at Florida Atlantic University, Boca Raton, FL
  • 2013-Present: Active Medical Staff Boca Raton Regional Hospital, Boca Raton, FL
  • 2013-Present: Active Medical Staff, Delray Medical Center, Delray Beach, FL
  • 2011-Present: Care Transitions and Palliative Medicine Consultant, TeamHealth, Fort Lauderdale, FL
  • 2005-Present: Assistant Professor, UMass Memorial Medical Center, Department of Medicine, Worcester, MA
  • 2005-Present: Assistant Professor, UMass Memorial Medical Center, Department of Family & Community Medicine, Worcester, MA
  • 2013-2015: Active Medical Staff, Bethesda Medical Center, Boynton Beach, FL
  • 2013-2015: Active Medical Staff, JFK Medical Center, Atlantis, FL
  • 2013-2014: Director of Palliative and Advanced Care Planning, TrustBridge, Inc., West Palm Beach, FL
  • 2012-2014: Affiliate Assistant Professor of Clinical Biomedical Science, Charles E. Schmidt College of Medicine, Florida Atlantic University , Boca Raton, FL
  • 2011-2015: Associate Medical Director, TrustBridge, Inc. West Palm Beach, FL
  • 2011: Ambulatory Medical Staff, Kindred Hospital South Florida, Hollywood, FL
  • 2011:  Skilled Nursing Facility Physician, FLACS (Florida Acute Care Specialists) of TeamHealth, Fort Lauderdale, FL
  • 2010: Active Medical Staff, Henry Heywood Hospital, Gardner, MA
  • 2010: Active Medical Staff Day Kimball Hospital, Putnam, CT
  • 2009-2010: Physician Quality Officer, UMass Memorial Medical Center, Worcester, MA
  • 2008-2011: Physician Scheduler - Lightning Bolt Electronic Scheduling System, Division of Hospital Medicine, Department of Medicine UMass Memorial Medical Center, Worcester, M
  • 2008-2010: Active Medical Staff, UMass Clinton Hospital, Clinton, MA
  • 2008-2010: Active Medical Staff, UMass Marlborough Hospital, Marlborough, MA
  • 2008-2010: Associate Chief, Division of Hospital Medicine, Department of Medicine UMass Memorial Medical Center, Worcester, MA
  • 2008-2009: Medical Director, Clinton Hospital, Division of Hospital Medicine, Department of Medicine UMass Memorial Medical Center, Worcester, MA
  • 2007-2010: Hospitalist, Division of Hospital Medicine, Department of Medicine Professionals, Inc., Worcester, MA
  • 2005-2010: Active Medical Staff, UMass Memorial Medical Center, Worcester, MA
  • 2006-2009: Active Medical Staff AdCare Hospital, Worcester, MA
  • 2006-2009: Inpatient Chemical Dependency Physician, UMass Memorial Medical Center, Worcester, MA
  • 2005-2006:  Hospitalist, Division of Hospital Medicine, UMass Memorial Medical Center, Worcester, MA
  • 2003-2005: Active Medical Staff Harrington Memorial Hospital, Southbridge, MA
  • 2003-2005: Private Physician, Brimfield Family Health Center, Brimfield, MA
  • 2000-2003: Resident Scheduler, Barre Family Health Center, Barre, MA
  • 1995-1999: Project Elizabeth, Mentor to Low-Income Pregnant Teenagers, Richmond, VA
  • 1994-1995: Teacher inner-city elementary school, Capuchin Franciscan Volunteer Corps, Baltimore, MD

 

 


  • “End-of-Life Care” in Psychology and Geriatrics: Integrated Care for an Aging Nation. Ed. Benjamin Bensadon. San Diego: Elsevier, 2015.
  • “Transitions Between Care Settings Till Death” in Oxford Textbook of Geriatric Medicine. Ed. Jean-Pierre Michel. Oxford University Press. With J. Ouslander and B. Bensadon. (In Progress)

Scholarly Activity

  • August 2014 - Present: Society of Hospital Medicine Section Editor, Focused Practice in Hospital Medicine Maintenance of Certification Resource, Section on Palliative Care, Medical Ethics, and Decision Making
  • September 2014 - October 2014: Journal of Hospital Medicine Peer Reviewer of Manuscript in area of Palliative Care

Certification and Licensure Board Certification

  • December 2014 - Present: American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine, Board Certified
  • July 2004 - Present: American Board of Family Practice, Board Certified

Licensure

  • Florida Department of Health / Board of Medicine, Physician, #ME 108717

Certifications

  • Academy of Substance Abuse Medicine, Office Based Use of Buprenorphine
  • American Heart Association, Advanced Cardiac Life Support, Provider, Certified
  • American Heart Association, Pediatric Advanced Life Support, Provider, Certified
  • American Heart Association, Basic Life Support, Provider, Certified
  • Altarum Institute, Green Belt, Lean Process Improvement, Certified

Awards

  • 2010: Distinguished Faculty Award, Department of Medicine, UMass Memorial Healthcare
  • 2010: Fellow in Hospital Medicine, Society of Hospital Medicine
  • 1995: Award of Academic Excellence, Medical College of Virginia
  • 1994: Cornell Pre-Medical Scholarship Award, College of William & Mary
  • 1993: Phi Beta Kappa National Honor Society, College of William & Mary


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