Dr. Christine Gourin has practiced advanced head and neck oncologic surgery for more than 20 years. She completed medical school at SUNY-Health Science Center at Brooklyn/Downstate Medical Center, followed by residency training in General Surgery and Otolaryngology- Head and Neck Surgery at the University of Vermont, a fellowship in Advanced Head and Neck Oncologic Surgery at the University of Pittsburgh, and a Master’s Degree in Public Health at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. She has a long-standing interest in Palliative Medicine based on experience showing a strong association with cancer treatment outcomes, function, quality of life, and high-quality cancer care. She is a faculty member in the Johns Hopkins Department of Otolaryngology- Head and Neck Surgery and has a strong interest in quality improvement. Dr. Gourin’s personal interests include horseback riding, cycling, and spending time with two- and four-legged friends and family. Her dog, Andy Rooney, is a certified pet therapy dog.