Medical Director, San Diego
Christine Mlot is a Medical Director for VITAS Healthcare, the nation’s leading provider of end-of-life care. She is responsible for overseeing the medical care and treatment of VITAS patients in their homes, nursing homes and assisted living facilities in San Diego, California. 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. Mlot joined VITAS in 2016. Prior to joining VITAS, she co-founded and served as President of GeriNet Medical Associates, providing post-acute care in Southern California nursing facilities. Before that, she served as Medical Director of San Diego’s first Program of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE). She has served as Medical Director for 25 years, most recently as Associate Medical Director for GeriNet Healthcare Hospice in Downey, California. Earlier in her career, Dr. Mlot worked for Veterans Home of California, Barstow as Chief Medical Officer and Attending Physician. Following her medical training, Dr. Mlot worked in Kathmandu, Nepal, and India for seven years.
Dr. Mlot earned a Bachelor’s Degree and Master’s Degree in Biochemistry from Northern Illinois University in DeKalb, Illinois, and a Medical Degree from Rush University in Chicago. She completed an internship in Internal Medicine at the University of California, Irvine. She is former President of the California Association of Long Term Care Medicine and serves on the Board of Directors.