Krista Dobbie, M.D.

Krista Dobbie, M.D.

Palliative Medicine Physician, Taussig Cancer Institute

Krista R. Dobbie M.D., is currently a staff palliative medicine physician with the Taussig Cancer Institute for Palliative Medicine Program at the Cleveland Clinic in Cleveland, Ohio.

Krista R. Dobbie M.D., is currently a staff palliative medicine physician with the Taussig Cancer Institute for Palliative Medicine Program at the Cleveland Clinic in Cleveland, Ohio. Dr. Dobbie co-chaired the End of Life Committee for the Cleveland Clinic Health system leading culture change for better end of life care for patients and their families. Dr. Dobbie founded the first outpatient palliative heart failure clinic at Cleveland Clinic and participates in integration of palliative medicine in specialties outside of the cancer institute. She serves as the palliative medicine staff representative to Cleveland Clinic’s current End of Life Committee, Transplant Committee, and our Sarcoma multi-disciplinary group. Dr. Dobbie obtained her medical degree from the Medical College of Ohio, Toledo, OH, and completed her residency training in Internal Medicine at Eastern Virginia Medical School. She served as Hospice Medical Director of Sentara Hospice in Virginia Beach, VA. She founded the Palliative Medicine Program at Sentara Virginia Beach General Hospital, Virginia Beach, VA and served as the Medical Director for the Division of Palliative Medicine for Sentara Medical Group overseeing clinical palliative medicine programs throughout Hampton Roads Virginia. She was proud to lead her community based palliative medicine programs to a 2008 Citation of Merit, Circle of Life Award. Dr. Dobbie was thrilled to be named 2016-2017 Teacher of the Year Award by the palliative medicine fellows. When Dr. Dobbie isn’t seeing patients she can be found at home with her various pets including her pet pigs.

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