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Timothy J. Keay M.D., M.A.-Th

Academic Title: Adjunct Professor
Primary Appointment: Family & Community Medicine
Additional Title(s): Medical Director of Palliative Care
Location: UMMC, S9D15A
Phone: (410) 328-1075
Phone: (410) 328-7609
Fax: (410) 328-6896

Personal History:

Dr. Keay has been teaching medical ethics, geriatric medicine, and hospice and palliative care at the University of Maryland School of Medicine since 1988. He is currently Associate Professor and Medical Director of Palliative Care for the Marlene and Stewart Greenebaum Cancer Center and the University of Maryland Medical Center in Baltimore, Maryland. Dr. Keay has received local, regional, national and international awards, including the Faculty Scholar award of the Project on Death in America, and has over 50 journal articles, book chapters, and other publications related to end of life care. Dr. Keay serves on the editorial board of the Journal of Palliative Medicine.

Clinical Speciality:

* Palliative Medicine
* Geriatric Medicine
* Medical Ethics
* Family Medicine

Grants & Contracts:

Hospice Educational Program for the School of Medicine
National Cancer Institute, R25CA066940


Keay TJ, Alexander C, McNally K, Crusse E, Eger RE. Nursing home physician educational intervention improves end of life care outcomes. Journal of Palliative Medicine 2003;6(2):205-213.

Ross DD, Shpritz D, Alexander CS, Carter K, Edelman MJ, Friedley N, Hemani A, Keay TJ, Roy SC, Silverman H, Tasker DJ, Timmel D, Schwartz J, Wolfsthal SD. Development of required postgraduate palliative care training for internal medicine residents and medical oncology fellows. J Cancer Education 2004;19:81-87.

Han B, Remsburg RE, McAuley WJ, Keay TJ, Travis SS. National trends in adult hospice use and length of service: 1991/1992 to 1999/2000. Health Affairs 2006;25(3):792-799.

Han B, Remsburg RE, McAuley WJ, Keay TJ, Travis SS. Length of hospice service among U.S. adult patients: 1992-2000. Inquiry 2007;44(1):104-113.