Program Director's Welcome

Hospice and Palliative Medicine Fellowship
Image: Kelly C. Komatz, M.D., M.P.H., F.A.A.P., F.A.A.H.P.M.
Kelly C. Komatz, M.D., M.P.H., F.A.A.P., F.A.A.H.P.M.
Program Director

Welcome to the Hospice and Palliative Medicine Fellowship in the Department of Pediatrics at the University of Florida College of Medicine – Jacksonville. This program is accredited through the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education, or ACGME. This fellowship program provides a robust and diverse experience in caring for adult and pediatric patients with chronic medical conditions along the care continuum from palliative care to hospice level of care. The collaborating partners include Community Hospice and Palliative Care of Northeast Florida, Wolfson Children’s Hospital, and Brooks Rehabilitation Hospital. This ACGME-approved one-year fellowship has a pediatric focus.

The fellows' training includes several locations unique to Jacksonville Florida: dedicated outpatient clinics for children and young adults with chronic medical conditions, Brooks Rehabilitation Hospital and Community Hospice and Palliative Care who provides home-based hospice care in the greater Jacksonville area with a dedicated pediatric team.

Our program is unique from other pediatric hospice and palliative medicine due to the focus on the patient and their families in the community setting. We have 13 four-week blocks that focus on patient care outside of the hospital setting. Jacksonville has diverse outpatient pediatric clinical experiences including:

If you are interested in applying to our program please submit an application through the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS).

Thank you again for your interest in our hospice and palliative medicine fellowship. For additional information or further inquiries, please contact us.

Kelly C. Komatz, M.D., M.P.H., F.A.A.P., F.A.A.H.P.M.
Program Director, Hospice and Palliative Medicine Fellowship
University of Florida College of Medicine – Jacksonville