Medical School or Training
Wayne State University School of Medicine, 1995
University of Rochester, Internal Medicine, NY, 1998
Int Med Geriatrics, Hackensack University Medical Center, 1999
Hospice & Palliative Med
Treatment decisions surrounding end of life care in advanced dementia
Dr. Vitale received her medical degree from Wayne State University
School of Medicine, Detroit, and her residency training from the University of Rochester, Strong Memorial Hospital, New York. She completed a geriatric medicine fellowship at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey. Dr. Vitale is board-certified in internal medicine, geriatric medicine and hospice and palliative medicine. Her clinical interests include dementia, end-of-life care and geriatric primary care. In addition, her research interests include studying health care professionals’ attitudes about life-sustaining treatments in advanced dementia.