The Delaware Academy of Family Medicine announced honorees for 2020, including two physicians from ChristianaCare.
The Academy in its periodical DelFamDoc honored Ina Li, M.D., as Family Physician of the Year.
Dr. Li received her undergraduate degree from Princeton University, her medical training at Rutgers University, and her Family Medicine residency training at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, where she stayed on for a combined geriatric and clinical-research fellowship and wrote articles on the use of feeding tubes in advanced-stage dementia and driving in the elderly.
Dr. Li is board certified in family medicine, geriatric medicine, and hospice and palliative care. She joined ChristianaCare in 2006 and is the clinical director of Continuum Care and Home-based Medicine.
She has made numerous contributions to the care of patients in Delaware, including developing a Home Visit Program that serves close to 800 homebound patients in New Castle County, Delaware.
She is the clinical lead to bring more palliative and hospice care statewide to Delaware. She also is the medical director of ChristianaCare HomeHealth, which provides nursing, physical, occupational and speech therapy to homebound patients across the state.
Over the past few years Dr. Li also has increased her leadership on the national stage by becoming a committee member on the Clinical Practice Model’s Committee for the American Geriatrics Society. She collaborated on the society’s position statement “Making Medical Treatment Decisions for Un-befriended Older Adults.”
She has coauthored articles on end-of-life care and home-based medical care for older adults. She is an active member in the American Academy of Home Care Medicine as a past presenter and currently serves on the national planning conference committee.
Teacher of the Year
Ashley Panichelli, M.D., was honored by Delaware Academy of Family Medicine as one of two 2020 Teachers of the Year.
Dr. Panichelli specializes in family medicine at ChristianaCare and has been a faculty member in the Family Medicine Residency program since 2018. Dr. Panichelli earned her medical degree from Sidney Kimmel Medical College of Thomas Jefferson University and completed a family medicine residency at ChristianaCare, serving as chief resident in her final year. Dr. Panichelli is board certified in family medicine by the American Board of Family Medicine.
She was recently appointed as a clinical instructor of Family and Community Medicine at Sidney Kimmel.
Dr. Panichelli is passionate about teaching, mentoring and program development. Her interests include inpatient medicine and safe transitions of care, residency quality and safety, women’s health and resident simulation curricula.
Dr. Panichelli completed leadership excellence programs with the American Academy of Family Physicians and ChristianaCare and has served on committees, presented at conferences and authored articles in peer-reviewed publications. Dr. Panichelli is a member Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society and Gold Humanism Honor Society