Dr. James Hunter Groninger, MD

Dr. James Hunter Groninger, MD

Dr. James Hunter Groninger, MD

Languages: English, French
Fax: (202) 291-0386

Contact this Provider:

  • Hospice and Palliative Care
Conditions I Treat
  • cancer pain
  • death and dying
  • life limiting illness
  • palliative care
  • side effects of cancer treatment
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Procedures I Perform
  • advance care planning
  • advance directives discussion
  • artificial nutrition and hydration discussion
  • code status discussion and documentation
  • curative to palliative care transition
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About the Provider

Dr. Groninger serves as Director of the Section of Palliative Care at MedStar Washington Hospital Center and as an Associate Professor of Medicine at Georgetown University. He also serves as Program Director for the MedStar Health/Washington Hospital Center hospice and palliative medicine fellowship program. Prior to joining MedStar Washington Hospital Center, Dr. Groninger was a staff clinician in the Pain and Palliative Care Service at the National Institutes of Health Clinical Center, where he also directed their physician fellowship program. After completing his medical degree and training in internal medicine at the University of Virginia, Dr. Groninger completed a fellowship in hospice and palliative medicine at Capital Hospice. Dr. Groninger is also a Master Facilitator with the Education for Palliative and End-of-Life Care (EPEC) Program at Northwestern University and Adjunct Faculty in the Center for Biomedical Ethics and Medical Humanities at the University of Virginia. His research interests include palliative care delivery in cardiovascular medicine, innovative symptom management strategies, word choice in complex communication, and the medical humanities.

  • Fellowship Program: Capital Hospice (2006)
  • Residency Program: University of Virginia Hospitals (2005)
  • Medical School: University of Virginia School of Medicine (2002)
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Practice Locations
  • 110 Irving Street Northwest
    Room 2A68
    Washington, DC 20010
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    Phone: 202-877-7445
    Fax: 202-877-9966

Member of Medical Staff
  • MedStar National Rehabilitation Hospital
  • MedStar Washington Hospital Center