Transitions LifeCare – Megan deMariano, MD

Megan deMariano, MD

Megan deMariano

Megan deMariano, MD
Hospice and Palliative Medicine Physician

Dr. deMariano joined Transitions LifeCare in July 2016 and has had an interest in working with underserved and marginalized populations since beginning her medical career. This interest began following a semester abroad where she volunteered at a children’s orphanage in Costa Rica. Following graduation with dual degrees in Spanish and Psychology she joined the Peace Corps and served as an education volunteer in French-speaking West Africa. Eventually her passions led her to medical school and then to complete residency at the UNC School of Medicine in Family Medicine. After completion of her residency, she continued her training through a fellowship in Hospice and Palliative Medicine at UNC. She has found a true home at Transitions LifeCare where she works with the hospital-based consult service as well as in the Hospice Home.

Current Appointments and Affiliations

  • Admitting privileges at WakeMed Raleigh and WakeMed Cary / MD


  • University of Massachusetts Medical School / MD


  • UNC School of Medicine / Family Medicine with a concentration in working with the underserved / MD


  • UNC School of Medicine / Hospice and Palliative Medicine / MD


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


  • American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine
  • American Academy of Family Physicians


  • Spanish
  • Basic French

Invited Oral Presentations and Didactics

  • UNC Comprehensive Cancer Support Program and Palliative Care joint conference, “Hospice Highlights: A Review of Benefits and Eligibility Requirements, 2016
  • Transitions LifeCare Nurses Round Table, “Artificial Nutrition at the End of Life,” 2015
  • UNC Comprehensive Cancer Support Program and Palliative Care joint conference, “Palliative Care Considerations in ALS,” 2015
  • Accepted: STFM Spring Conference, “Pneumococcal Vaccination Rates in Two Different Family Medicine Practices,” 2015
  • Accepted: STFM Spring Conference, “Incorporating Lean Six Sigma Training into Residency Quality Improvement Curriculum,” 2015
  • UNC’s Family Medicine Conference, “Keeping up to Date: USPSTF recommendations on Interpersonal Violence,” 2015
  • UNC’s Palliative Care Rotation, “Palliative Care and Heart Failure,” 2013
  • WakeMed’s Surgery Educational Conference, “Taking Care of Ourselves While Taking Care of Others, A Lesson in DBT,” 2013
  • UNC’s Family Medicine Conference, “Psychiatric Emergencies,” 2013
  • UNC’s Family Medicine Conference, “Mental Health Resources” 2013
  • UMass Worcester’s Pediatric Cardiology Elective, “History of Cardiac Transplant,” 2012
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