Death & Dying with Dr. Sonia Malhotra & Megan Snyder
"Dying is not just this taboo or dirty topic. We can make it so beautiful by doing simple things, by just being there, by having presence." —Dr. Sonia Malhotra
Dr. Sonia Malhotra is an Associate Professor of Internal Medicine and Pediatrics at Tulane University. She completed Med-Peds residency training and an Adult and Pediatric Hospice and Palliative Medicine Fellowship at the University of Pittsburgh where she also did a Master’s in Medical Education. Dr. Malhotra is board certified in Internal Medicine, Pediatrics and Hospice and Palliative medicine. She previously served as Medical Director of Ochsner’s Palliative Medicine program where she created the first Pediatric Palliative Medicine program in the state of Louisiana.
Currently she is the Director of Palliative Medicine services at University Medical Center in New Orleans, Louisiana and holds faculty appointments at Tulane University School of Medicine, LSU School of Medicine, and the joint program between University of Queensland/Ochsner Clinical School. She teaches for the Center to Advance Palliative Care (CAPC) and in 2022 will Chair the Equity, Diversity & Inclusion Council for the American Academy of Hospice & Palliative Medicine.
Megan Snyder is a 4th year medical student at Tulane. She first studied aging and dementia in college. Afterward, she worked at Charles House, a neighborhood eldercare home in North Carolina, as a personal care aide for older adults with dementia. It was here that she had her first experiences with end of life care from the caregivers’ side, working closely with hospice nurses. She is looking forward to pursuing a residency in OBGYN and hopefully a future fellowship in Gynecology Oncology.