Dr. Meena Kalluri is an Associate Professor of Medicine at the University of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada. She completed her residency in internal medicine at Drexel University College of Medicine and fellowships in pulmonary and critical care medicine at MUSC in Charleston, South Carolina. She is the founder and director of the Multidisciplinary Collaborative ILD clinic at the University of Alberta. She has developed a patient centric approach with early-integrated palliative care intended to improve health related quality of life and death in fibrotic lung diseases like IPF. Her clinic has been recognized provincially by Alberta Healthcare services and nationally by the Canadian Foundation for Healthcare Improvement as an emerging innovation in Palliative and end of life care. Her team has developed innovative strategies to treat dyspnea and promote better quality of life including patient centric goals in IPF. Current research projects focus on assessments and treatments of dyspnea and other symptoms in ILD, developing advance care planning for IPF, educational interventions for patients and caregivers, describing the impact of this care model on health outcomes and related economic analysis.
IPF advance care planning, IPF palliative care, Palliative care delivery model in IPF, Symptom assessment and management in ILD/IPF
Advance Care Planning and end of life planning Tool in IPF
- Funding Source: Roche Canada
- Year Granted: 2018
- Research Role: Principal Investigator