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Veronica L. Sudekum, M.D.

Physician, Supportive Care

Dr. Veronica Sudekum is a double board-certified physician in Hospice and Palliative Medicine, and Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. A graduate of Stanford University’s program in Human Biology, she earned departmental distinction and membership in Phi Beta Kappa at Stanford. She completed her doctoral medical degree at the University of Virginia. During her residency in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at Emory, she led wellness initiatives on behalf of the Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Department. To gain a deeper understanding of how to manage symptoms and improve her patients’ quality of life, she pursued additional training in central Georgia in hospice and palliative care. Her practice focuses on helping patients and families navigate the physical, practical, and emotional challenges that come with a cancer diagnosis. She strives to support each patient to live as fully as possible, even in the face of illness. Dr. Sudekum has held leadership roles in the American Medical Women’s Association. She has received support through UVA’s Center for Global Health Equity for clinical work in India and Tanzania, and remains committed to health equity. Dr. Sudekum also currently holds the title of Assistant Professor in the Department of Internal Medicine at Mercer University School of Medicine.

“I have the privilege of helping people in vulnerable moments to make a positive impact on their lives. Connecting with patients and earning the trust they place in me as their doctor makes my work fulfilling and rewarding.”