Medical Director - Philadelphia
Sara Abbruzzi is a Medical Director for VITAS Healthcare, the nation’s leading provider of end-of-life care. Dr. Abbruzzi oversees the medical care and treatment of VITAS patients in their homes, nursing homes, assisted living communities and personal care homes in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. She also consults with patients’ attending physicians, supervises VITAS team physicians, guides staff and volunteers, and serves as a resource to practicing physicians and other healthcare professionals on the benefits of hospice and palliative care for patients and their families.
Dr. Abbruzzi joined VITAS in 2007 as an Inpatient Physician. She currently oversees two inpatient units and serves as a Home Team Physician. She also provides support to Palliative Medical Associates. In 2013, she was a recipient of the prestigious VITAS Best Award for Outstanding Patient Care.
Board certified in Internal Medicine, Dr. Abbruzzi received a Bachelor’s Degree from Ursinus College in Collegeville, Pennsylvania. She earned a Medical Degree from the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine, where she also completed an internship and residency in Internal Medicine.