MASTER: Meet Your Facilitators

Sarah E. Harrington, M.D., FAAHPM
Associate Professor of Medicine
Medical Director, UAMS Palliative Care Program
Chief, CAVHS Palliative Care

Dr. Sarah Beth Harrington completed her undergrad at Ouachita Baptist University and her medical degree at UAMS.  She completed her residency in Internal Medicine and her fellowship in Hospice and Palliative Medicine at Virginia Commonwealth University Medical Center.  Dr. Harrington is an Associate Professor of Medicine in the Departments of Internal Medicine and Geriatrics.  She is also the medical director of the Palliative Care Program at UAMS and the Chief of Palliative Care at the Central Arkansas Veterans Healthcare System.  She serves as the program director of the Hospice and Palliative Medicine Fellowship.  Her special interests include cancer pain, end-of-life ethics, communication, and medical education.  She is married to Brooks Harrington and has two children (Cole and Patrick).

Why Dr. Harrington thinks this program is important…

I am so excited to be a part of this communication training for UAMS. We have superb faculty at this institution and this class is an opportunity for all of us to improve practice in caring for patients and families. In palliative care, meeting patients and families “where they are,” reading cues well, and communicating at a level that connects are all pieces of good communication. I’m looking forward to teaching this curriculm, as it has helped me significantly in my own practice.