James A. Tulsky, MD
Phone: 919.668.7215
Email: jtulsky@duke.edu
411 W. Chapel Hill Road, Suite 500
Durham, NC 27701


James A. Tulsky, MD


Dr. James Tulsky, MD, Professor of Medicine at Duke University, directs the Center for Palliative Care. He has a longstanding interest in doctor-patient communication, particularly in the context of end-of-life care. Dr. Tulsky studies quality of life at the end of life, trajectories of patient experience and evaluates interventions to improve the care of patients with life-limiting illness. Methodologically, he has used techniques of health services research and has focused particularly on content analysis of audio-recorded conversations. He also uses qualitative and quantitative methods to develop assessment tools for palliative care.