Transitions LifeCare – Christine Khandelwal, D.O.

Christine Khandelwal, D.O.

Christine Khandelwal

Christine Khandelwal, D.O.
Director of Inpatient Palliative Medicine

Dr. Khandelwal is a Palliative and Hospice physician. She has a particular interest in ethical decision-making processes among surrogate decision makers for patients. She has clinical expertise in the care of patients with dementia, including providing caregiver support and education about advance care planning.

Current Appointments and Affiliations

  • Director of Palliative Care Inpatient Service, WakeMed Health & Hospitals
  • Adjunct Assistant Clinical Professor, Department of Family Medicine, UNC School of Medicine


  • Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine / DO


  • University of Pittsburgh Medical Center / Family Medicine


  • UNC School of Medicine / Geriatric Medicine


  • Board certified in Family Medicine, Geriatric Medicine, Hospice and Palliative Medicine


  • WakeMed Health & Hospital’s Ethics Committee

Invited Oral Presentations

  • C. M. Khandelwal, Wake AHEC’s “Join the Team: A Team Approach to Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Dementia” workshop, topic: “Middle Stage: Team Care Approaches to Palliative Care,” June 2015.
  • C. M. Khandelwal, T. Bastek, W. Forstner, Wake AHEC’s Grand Rounds, “Case Study in Medical Ethics and End of Life Issues,” May 2015.
  • C. M. Khandelwal, WakeMed Health & Hospitals’ Department of Emergency & Trauma Grand Rounds, “End of Life Decision Making for Trauma Patients.” February 2015.
  • C. M. Khandelwal, WakeMed Health & Hospitals’ Department of Rehab & Physical Therapy Grand Rounds, “What is Palliative Care and How Can It Help?” May 2014.
  • C. M. Khandelwal, WakeMed Health & Hospitals Grand Rounds, “What is Palliative Care?” April 2014.
  • C.M. Khandelwal, WakeMed Health & Hospitals Grand Rounds, “Introduction to Geriatrics as it Applies to Healthcare Providers,” March 2014.

Book Chapters

  • Gregg A. Warshaw, et al., (eds.), Ham’s Primary Care Geriatrics, 6th ed., Elsevier/Saunders, Philadelphia, 2014, D. Sloane, C. M. Khandelwal, D. Kaufer, “Alzheimer’s Disease and Other Dementias,” p. 201-213.
  • P. D. Sloane, et al., (eds.), Essentials of Family Medicine, 5th ed., Wolters/Kluwer, Philadelphia, 2011, P. D. Sloane, C. M. Khandelwal, D. Kaufer, “Cognitive Impairment,” p. 497-510.

Published Papers/Articles

  • C. M. Khandelwal, et al., “Treating Dementia with Shared Group Visits,” Family Practice Management, May/June 2015, p. 16-21.
  • C. E. Kistler, P. D. Sloane, T. F. Platts-Mills, A. S. Beeber, C. M. Khandelwal, D. J. Weber, C. M. Mitchell, D. Reed, L. Chisholm, and S. Zimmerman, “Challenges of Antibiotic Prescribing for Assisted Living Residents: Perspectives of Providers, Staff, Residents, and Family Members,” Journal of the American Geriatrics Society, March 2013, Vol. I, Issue 4.
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