Dr. Marcia Glass
She is involved in several projects, including RISE–Resilience, Inspiration, Storytelling, Empathy–a global project to promote storytelling amongst Pallium volunteers during the time of the COVID pandemic.
Throughout her career, Dr. Marcia Glass has been actively engaged in international volunteer work in countries such as Colombia, Liberia, Uganda, and Ghana. It was during one of her trips to Uganda that she heard about Pallium India from a colleague. She later met Dr. Ann Broderick and Dr. M.R. Rajagopal, and she instantly realized her potential to be of service to Pallium India. Dr. Glass began her volunteer work with Pallium India in 2018 as an invited Fulbright-Nehru scholar through the Global Palliative Education Consortium (GPEC). She is involved in several projects, including RISE–Resilience, Inspiration, Storytelling, Empathy–a global project to promote storytelling amongst Pallium volunteers during the time of the COVID pandemic. She is also Tulane’s site director for the GPEC, through which she recruits and coordinates doctors to volunteer for Pallium India and co-author technical papers and opinion pieces on palliative care. In addition, Dr. Glass assists with the development of curriculum for Pallium India training projects, and she is involved in policy and advocacy support.
During her two visits to Trivandrum in 2018 and 2019 with her family, Dr. Glass spent her time visiting patients and training physicians. During these visits, she developed amazing friendships, enjoyed Kerala cuisine, and immersed herself in the vibrant Kerala local culture. During one of her trips, she took a train tour of the southern coast along with her family.
Dr. Glass completed residency in Internal Medicine at Tulane University. She worked for five years as a faculty member at the University of California, San Francisco, serving as a hospitalist and a palliative care doctor. She is currently an Associate Professor of Internal Medicine and Palliative Medicine at Tulane University. As a specialist in Hospice and Palliative Medicine at Tulane’s Medical Center, she provides care for hospitalized medical patients, and she teaches medical students, residents, and fellows.
Dr. Glass currently lives in New Orleans with her husband Zach and her son Winston. An adventurist and an avid athlete, Dr. Glass enjoys swimming, running, kayaking, and tap dancing. During her years in California, she once swam from the prison in Alcatraz Island to San Francisco mainland, surviving hypothermia and even a few sharks!Dr. Glass feels privileged to work with such a unique, progressive, and inspiring organization, and she considers everyone she works with a trusted colleague and friend.