Palliative Care Research Director and assistant professor in the division of Hematology/Oncology and Palliative Care, School of Medicine
Dr. Cassel is Palliative Care Research Director and assistant professor in the division of Hematology/Oncology and Palliative Care, Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond, VA. He is a scientific member of VCU’s Massey Cancer Center. His research focuses on the outcomes of specialist palliative care and advance care planning. As a faculty member of VCU’s “Palliative Care Leadership Center” he has helped to train more than 150 palliative care teams from all over the US. He has published more than 40 articles and chapters in cancer care, HIV/AIDS, and palliative care and given dozens of talks nationally and internationally on palliative care outcomes. In 2012 he was a Fulbright Scholar at the Cicely Saunders Institute at King’s College London, UK.