David Grube, MD - Thursday, April 5th Keynote

David Grube | Thursday Keynote
David Grube | Thursday Keynote

Compassionate Care: Managing Life’s Closure with Grace, Curiosity, and JoyThursday, April 5th, 2018, 12:00-1:00pm.

Dying in America has become complicated and ‘medicalized’. Dr. Grube will focus upon the situations and complications that may arise at the end of life and how we address them in creative ways.

David Grube, MD, National Medical Director, Compassion and Choices.

A physician of family medicine, David completed his internship in Tucson, AZ, and then became a commissioned officer in the USPHS, National Health Service Corps. He has been a leader in the Oregon Academy of Family Physicians and OAFP Foundation. He was stationed in Grand Coulee, WA for three years, and moved to Philomath, OR in 1977 where he founded Philomath Family Medicine. He practiced family medicine there for 35 years, retiring in 2012.

He was appointed to the Oregon Board of Medical Examiners (now Oregon Medical Board) in 2001, and served seven years (two years as chairman). He was chosen OAFP Family Physician of the Year in 1986 and Oregon Medical Association Doctor Citizen of the Year in 2009.

David has taught premedical and medical students for his entire career. He has lectured nationally on topics such as professionalism, medical ethics, end-of-life care, and humor in medicine. He has served his local school board, his local hospital board, and is again on the board of the local hospice. He is the National Medical Director for Compassion & Choices.