Lucille Marchand, M.D., B.S.N., A.A.H.P.M., is the executive director of the new Osher Center for Integrative Medicine at the University of WA, and former director of the Palliative Care Program at the University of Washington Medical Center, Seattle. Dr. Marchand specializes in family medicine, palliative medicine and integrative holistic medicine. She has dedicated her career to providing compassionate care to patients and families, and fostering an interdisciplinary approach to clinical care and teaching. She joined UW Medicine in 2014. At this time, she sees only inpatients at UWMC.
Dr. Marchand’s clinical interests include family systems, the doctor-patient relationship, narrative medicine, integrative and palliative care, spirituality, ethics, health professional well-being and humanities in medicine. Her research interests include life review as a therapeutic tool for patients with serious illness. She received the American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine Humanities Award in 2017, and the Society of Teachers of Family Medicine Gold Humanism Award in 2018.
Dr. Marchand is the Farber Endowed Professor for Palliative Care Education, and section chief of palliative care in the UW Department of Family Medicine. She is also a sought-after speaker on communication, narrative medicine, clinician wellbeing, contemplative practices, and other palliative care and integrative medicine topics such as nonpharmacological treatments for pain, anxiety and other symptoms causing distress.
Dr. Marchand loves spending time with her family as much as possible. She also enjoys dancing, yoga, hiking, skiing, kayaking, biking, writing, cooking and singing. She is a certified yoga teacher.