Elizabeth Gundersen, M.D., FHM, is an associate professor of Hospice & Palliative Medicine in the Charles E. Schmidt College of Medicine at Florida Atlantic University. She grew up in northern Virginia and graduated magna cum laude from the College of William & Mary. She earned her medical degree from the Medical College of Virginia. During college and medical school, Gundersen spent extensive time volunteering in the United States and Central America. Those experiences fueled a lifelong passion for caring for vulnerable patient populations.