Dr. Sydney Morss Dy currently practices with the Primary Care for Cancer Survivors Program at Green Spring Station. She holds a joint appointment in medicine and in oncology at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. She is an professor of health policy and management at the Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health. Her areas of clinical expertise include cancer survivorship, internal medicine, and palliative care.
For more than 15 years, Dr. Dy helped to develop and lead many of the first palliative care programs at Johns Hopkins. She co-founded and was the physician for Johns Hopkins’ first palliative care consultation programs, including the hospital-wide program started in 2000, the oncology program launched in 2006 and the first outpatient clinic opened in 2007.
Dr. Dy served for many years as medical director for Hopkins' palliative care case management, home care and hospice programs. As physician leader for the Duffey Family Pain and Palliative Care Program from 2006 to 2015, she focused on both outpatient and inpatient care, led the Cancer Center End-of-Life Quality Workgroup and took part in many projects and publications.
She has held a number of leadership positions relating to care quality in supportive oncology and primary care, including serving as the quality and research chair for the American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine and helping lead its Measuring What Matters quality initiative.
Dr. Dy earned her M.D. and her M.Sc. in health services research from the Stanford University School of Medicine. She completed both a residency and a fellowship at Johns Hopkins before joining the faculty in 2001.