Resident Physician Contributing Writer

Medical College of Wisconsin

Hillary is just beginning her residency in otolaryngology at the Medical College of Wisconsin. She completed her undergraduate education in her hometown of St. Louis, MO at Washington University in St. Louis, then moved to Pittsburgh to receive her MD from the University in Pittsburgh. She enjoys nonfiction writing with particular interest in race and racial disparities in higher education and medicine.

The Importance of Palliative Care in Surgery

In an ideal world we would all die at home with our loved ones caring for us, slowly slipping away in our sleep into the placid beyond. But why doesn’t it happen this way? There’s a dignity to that way because of its organic simplicity. It’s how people used to die prior to modern medicine and before we started needing to always “fix the problem.”