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Dr. Rachel Lipner

Rachel Lipner, D.O.

Assistant Director of Inpatient Medicine
Hospice and Palliative Medicine Physician

Dr. Rachel Lipner joined Transitions LifeCare in July 2017. With a background in Internal Medicine and a fellowship in Hospice and Palliative Medicine at UNC, she provides care on the hospital-based palliative medicine consult services, and also serves as a hospice team physician.

Current Appointments and Affiliations

  • Adjunct Assistant Clinical Professor, Department of Geriatric Medicine, UNC School of Medicine
  • Assistant Clinical Professor, Campbell University School of Medicine


  • Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine / D.O.


  • Lehigh Valley Health Network / Internal Medicine


  • UNC School of Medicine / Hospice and Palliative Medicine


  • Board certified in Internal Medicine
  • Board certified in Hospice and Palliative Medicine


  • American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine
  • American College of Physicians
  • American Medical Association

Areas of Interest

  • Educating and empowering colleagues in primary palliative medicine
  • Collaborative involvement with ICU patients and families

Research and Quality Improvement Experience

  • Lipner, R., Benner, A. “Preventing silent suffering – fundamental questions in palliative care: improving screening for physical symptoms and pain assessment using AAHPM measures that matter; Quality improvement project, UNC, September 2016 – May 2017

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