Alyssa A Majesko, MD

Assistant Professor of Medicine

Department of Medicine

Biography

Dr. Alyssa Majesko graduated cum laude from Bryn Mawr College with a BA in psychology and obtained her MD from the University of Pittsburgh in 2003. She continued her postgraduate training at the University of Pittsburgh where she completed an Internal Medicine Residency, Clinical Research Fellowship and Critical Care Fellowship.

Dr. Majesko joined Emory faculty in 2011 as an Assistant Professor in the Division of Internal Medicine with board certifications in Internal Medicine, Critical Care Medicine and Palliative Care Medicine.  Dr. Majesko has spent her clinical time working in both Palliative Care and Critical Care at the Emory University Hospital, Emory Midtown Hospital and The Grady Heath System. Her clinical interests are in improving communication in the ICU and integrating Palliative Care into the ICU.  She has been a recipient of the Center for Critical Care award for promoting excellence in patient- family centered care.

She has been actively involved in medical education at all levels of training. She is a frequent lecturer for nurse practitioners, medical students, residents and fellows at Emory University and currently is the co-director of the Critical Care Clerkship for forth year medical students.  She serves on the clinical competency committee for Pulmonary and Critical Care Fellows and previously served as a site coordinator for the Palliative Care Fellowship program. She has also lectured regionally at the South East Society of Critical Care Summit on “Palliative Care in the ICU” and “Family presence during CPR” in the ICU.

She has in interest in research and completed masters in clinical research at the University of Pittsburgh. She is currently investigating hospice utilization among ICU patients and outcomes of family-centered care the ICU.