New Medical Staff Join Capital Caring in July

Capital Caring’s medical staff includes board-certified hospice and palliative medicine physicians. Capital Caring medical staff manages pain and symptoms associated with cancer, heart disease, stroke, pulmonary disease, Alzheimer’s, ALS, HIV/AIDS, neurological diseases and other serious and chronic progressive conditions.

We recently welcomed the following physicians to our medical staff.

Dr. Adam Knudson is board certified in Hospice and Palliative Medicine and Internal Medicine by the American Board of Internal Medicine. He is a graduate of Georgetown University School of Medicine, he completed residency in Internal Medicine at Loyola University Medical Center, and a fellowship in Hospice and Palliative Medicine at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC).

Prior to joining Capital Caring, Dr. Knudson worked with UPMC in Pittsburgh, providing palliative care consultation while completing a Master of Science degree in Medical Education. He also worked with Family Hospice of UPMC where he served as a hospice medical director. Dr. Knudson is a member of the American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine and the American College of Physicians. Dr. Knudson is based in Alexandria, Virginia.

 

Dr. Heidi Young has more than a decade of experience as a hospice and palliative care physician. After earning a bachelor’s degree in Biological Sciences from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, she attended Georgetown University School of Medicine.

She completed an internal medicine residency at the University of Chicago followed by a chief resident year at MacNeal Hospital in Chicago. She returned to Washington, D.C., in 2010 and completed fellowship in Hospice and Palliative Medicine through the National Institute of Health and Capital Caring in 2011. Prior to joining Capital Caring, she served as a general internist and palliative medicine consultant at MedStar Georgetown University Hospital as well as the Chief of Palliative Medicine at MedStar Georgetown for five years.  She currently serves as an Associate Professor with the Georgetown University School of Medicine. Dr. Young is based in Arlington, Virginia.

Visit www.capitalcaring.org to learn more about the services we provide to individuals with advanced illness and the support we offer to their families.