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Episode 145 Christopher Kerr, MD, PhD (The Curiosity Hour Podcast by Tommy Estlund & Dan Sterenchuk)
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Episode 145 - Christopher Kerr, MD, PhD Dan Sterenchuk and Tommy Estlund are honored to have as our guest, Christopher Kerr, MD, PhD. Dr. Kerr is the author of Death Is But a Dream: Finding Hope and Meaning at Life's End. Drawing on interviews with over 1,400 patients and more than a decade of quantified data, Dr. Kerr reveals why pre-death dreams and visions are remarkable events that bring comfort and exemplify human resilience. Dr. Kerr joined Hospice & Palliative Care Buffalo in 1999 as the Medical Director for the 22-bed hospice inpatient unit and served in that capacity until 2011, when he was appointed CHPC’s Chief Medical Officer. Dr. Kerr was born and raised in Toronto, Canada and comes from a long line of physicians, of which he is now the fifth generation. He has an undergraduate degree in Psychology, a Doctorate of Medicine, a PhD in Neurobiology, and completed his residency in Internal Medicine at the University of Rochester. Dr. Kerr received numerous awards throughout training that recognized his clinical performance, as well as his success as an educator and scientist. Dr. Kerr’s background in research has evolved from bench science towards the human experience of illness as witnessed from the bedside, specifically patient’s dreams and visions at the end of life. The results of his studies generated enormous response in the non-medical community, both nationally and internationally, through coverage that has included The New York Times, Huffington Post, The Atlantic, BBC, Scientific American and Psychology Today. Dr. Kerr has overseen the integration and expansion of palliative care into local hospitals and developed one of the nation’s largest home-based palliative care programs, Home Connections, and Essential Care for Children. He has lectured and published on innovative program models that are designed to better align patient/family services to the complexity of needs inherent to advanced illness. Website: https://www.drchristopherkerr.com Order Death Is But a Dream: https://www.drchristopherkerr.com/#order The Curiosity Hour Podcast is hosted and produced by Dan Sterenchuk and Tommy Estlund. Please visit our website for more information: thecuriosityhourpodcast.com The Curiosity Hour Podcast is listener supported! To donate, click here: thecuriosityhourpodcast.com/donate/ Please visit this page for information where you can listen to our podcast: thecuriosityhourpodcast.com/listen/ Disclaimers: The Curiosity Hour Podcast may contain content not suitable for all audiences. Listener discretion advised. The views and opinions expressed by the guests on this podcast are solely those of the guest(s). These views and opinions do not necessarily represent those of The Curiosity Hour Podcast. This podcast may contain explicit language.