Katherine Aragon, MD

Assistant Professor, Division of General Medicine and Clinical Epidemiology

Administrative Assistant: Teresa Mallow-Carmean


Specialty Areas: Palliative Medicine

Chronology: BS: University of Notre Dame, 2004; MD: Stritch School of Medicine Loyola Chicago, 2008; Resident: University of California San Francisco, 2008-2011; Palliative Medicine Fellow: University of California San Francisco, 2011-2012; Attending Physician: Lawrence General Hospital, 2012-2015; Director of Palliative Care/Instructor: Mount Auburn Hospital/Harvard Medical School, 2015-2017; Assistant Professor: University of North Carolina, 2018-present.

Dr. Aragon’s clinical interests include pain and symptom control and improving quality of life for those living with serious illness. Education and quality improvement interests include serious illness communication skills and improving advance care planning processes.

Selected Bibliography:
Aragon K, Gonzales M (2015) Nausea and Vomiting: Evaluation in Hospitalized Patients, in Pantilat, S. et.al. (ed) Hospital-Based Palliative Medicine: A Practical, Evidence-Based Approach, Wiley-Blackwell, 49-60.

Aragon K, Covinsky K, Miao Y, Boscardin WJ, Flint L, Smith AK. Use of the Medicare Posthospitalization Skilled Nursing Benefit in the Last 6 Months of Life. Arch Intern Med. Oct 1 2012:1-7.


  • Phone Number

    919-445-6783 (Office Phone)

  • Address

    5034 Old Clinic Bldg

    CB 7110

    Chapel Hill, NC 27599