Dr. Richard Payne Leadership Award:

Hunter Groninger, MD, FAAHPM, Director of the Section of Palliative Care, MedStar Washington Hospital Center; Scientific Director for Palliative Care, MedStar Health Research Institute; and Professor of Medicine, Georgetown University. For the last 20 years, his clinical practice has focused on providing hospice and palliative care to patients and their families in Washington, DC, across all care settings. Active in clinical education, Dr. Groninger founded the MedStar Health/Washington Hospital Center Interprofessional Palliative Medicine Fellowship and teaches at MedStar Health and Georgetown University School of Medicine. He is also an investigator at the MedStar Health Research Institute. His grant-funded research currently focuses on novel symptom management strategies, innovative palliative care delivery models, and health disparities.