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Corey Xavier Tapper, M.D., M.S.

Corey Xavier Tapper, M.D., M.S.

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  • Associate Program Director, Hospice and Palliative Medicine Fellowship
  • Assistant Professor of Medicine

Languages: English, Polish


Hospice and Palliative Medicine, Internal Medicine more

Research Interests

Medical education; Curriculum development; Communication skills in advanced illness; Complex symptom management more


The Johns Hopkins Hospital

600 N. Wolfe Street
Blalock Building
Baltimore, MD 21287 map


Dr. Tapper is an Assistant Professor of Medicine at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. His areas of expertise include Palliative Medicine, Internal Medicine, and medical education.

Dr. Tapper received his medical degree from Albany Medical College.  He subsequently completed his residency in Internal Medicine at Mount Sinai Beth Israel, during which time he also served as Chief Resident.  Dr. Tapper then completed a fellowship in Hospice and Palliative Medicine at UPMC in Pittsburgh, PA.  During his time in Pittsburgh, Dr. Tapper also achieved an MS in Medical Education. 

Dr. Tapper is the Associate Program Director of the Hospice and Palliative Medicine fellowship program. He directs the professional development educational series for the Section of Palliative Medicine. He also serves as faculty for the Longcope Firm of the Johns Hopkins Osler Medical residency.

Dr. Tapper's interests lie in providing compassionate and holistic care for those with serious illness.  He is also enthusiastic about graduate medical education with a focus on curriculum development and teaching communication skills. more


  • Associate Program Director, Hospice and Palliative Medicine Fellowship
  • Associate Program Director for Wellness, Osler Medical Residency
  • Assistant Professor of Medicine

Departments / Divisions



  • MD; Albany Medical College (2013)


  • Internal Medicine; Mount Sinai Beth Israel Medical Center (2017)


  • Hospice and Palliative Medicine; University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine (2018)

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Internal Medicine (Hospice and Palliative Medicine) (2018)
  • American Board of Internal Medicine (Internal Medicine) (2016)

Research & Publications

Selected Publications

Tapper C, Arnold RM, Pruskowski J. Non-Oral Pharmacotherapy Options for Depression. Journal of Palliative Medicine. 2019;22(4):454-5. PMID: 30933566.

Rodenbach R, Kavalieratos D, Tamber A, Tapper C, Resick J, Arnold RM, Childers J. Coaching Palliative Care Conversations: Evaluating the Impact on Resident Preparedness and Goals-of-Care Conversations. Journal of Palliative Medicine. 2020;23(2):220-5. PMID: 31460823

Tapper CX, Curseen K. Rehabilitation Concerns in the Geriatric Critically Ill and Injured – Part 1. Critical Care Clinics. 2021;37(1):117-134. PMID: 33190765

Tapper CX, Smith TJ. COVID-19 Has Put Advance Care Planning in the Spotlight. Here’s How to Talk to Your Patients. ASCO Daily News. 2021

Contact for Research Inquiries

1830 E. Monument Street
Suite 8021
Baltimore, MD 21205 map

Activities & Honors


  • AMA
  • ACP
  • SGIM
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