Sarah Beardsley Merrifield, M.D., FAAHPM, Faculty

Dr. Merrifield is the medical director for Providence Palliative Care Services in SW Washington, leading an interdisciplinary team of more than 30. She’s responsible for clinical quality of consult teams at two hospitals and an outpatient clinic. A passionate advocate about goals-of-care conversations with seriously ill patients, she teaches serious illness communication to members of her team, Providence St. Peter family medicine residents, University of Washington medical students, and colleagues in her community and around the country with VitalTalk.