Chithra Perumalswami is a general internist and palliative care specialist. After training at the University of Michigan for undergraduate (English and Cellular and Molecular Biology) and graduate school (medical school & residency), she worked at Northwestern University as a clinician educator in hospital medicine. During that time, she trained in hospice and palliative medicine and also worked on several local and statewide quality improvement initiatives. She subsequently returned to the University of Michigan where she recently completed a Robert Wood Johnson/US Department of Veterans Affairs Clinical Scholars fellowship, receiving her master’s degree in health and health care research. Her research agenda focuses on improving the quality of care delivered at the end of life with a particular focus on decision making surrounding de-implementation of medical care and physician burnout.