Anthony J. Caprio, MD

The core members of the clinical team have professional training and certification in palliative medicine and palliative care nursing. Members of the core team are based in the UNC School of Medicine and UNC Health Care System. Palliative care encompasses humanistic and scientific contributions from many perspectives; we rely on effective collaborations with community partners, faculty from other Schools at the University of North Carolina, and input from faculty outside of UNC.


Dr. Caprio is an Assistant Professor of Medicine in the Division of Geriatric Medicine and the Center for Aging and Health at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He is a graduate of the State University of New York at Buffalo School of Medicine, and completed his internal medicine residency, clinical fellowship in Geriatric Medicine, and a research fellowship in Geriatric Medicine at the University of Rochester Medical Center (Rochester, NY). Dr. Caprio is currently involved in medical education and the medical care of older adults in a variety of clinical settings. He is a diplomate of the American Board of Internal Medicine and holds subspecialty certification in Geriatric Medicine and Hospice and Palliative Medicine. Dr. Caprio is also certified by the American Board of Hospice and Palliative Medicine. His current research focuses on improving communication, medical decision making, and end-of-life care for older adults in nursing homes.