Michelle Cajulis, MD, specializes in internal medicine.
Before joining Summit Medical Group, Dr. Cajulis was Associate Chief of Hospital Medicine, Hospice Medical Director, Associate Director of Integrated Palliative and Hospice Care, and an associate attending physician in the Department of Medicine at St. Luke's - Roosevelt Hospital Center in New York City. She has practiced privately with University Medical Practice Associates in New York City. Dr. Cajulis has been a member of the St. Luke's - Roosevelt Pain Satisfaction Improvement Project, Palliative Care Committee, Hospital Flow Evaluation and Management Team, and Admission / Discharge Redesign Initiative.
Dr. Cajulis says, "I became inspired to be a doctor after watching my parents and grandmother care for their patients. Medicine is gratifying because it allows me to use my knowledge to care for others." She adds, "I believe that focusing on each patient as a whole person, with consideration for the life circumstances. I empower them with education about ways to manage their health."
A gifted teacher, Dr. Cajulis has been a faculty member for the St. Luke's - Roosevelt Integrated Palliative and Hospice Care Program and University Medical Practice Associates Primary Care Program. She is the course director for the St. Luke's - Roosevelt Medical Consult Core Curriculum Lecture Series. She has delivered local invited presentations on transition of care, palliative care, and end-of-life care.
When she is not working with her patients, Dr. Cajulis enjoys spending time with her family, traveling, reading, and playing the piano.