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Florence Gelo

Florence Gelo, DMin, NCPsyA

Associate Professor

Department: Family, Community & Preventive Medicine


  • DMin - Garrett Evangelical Theological Seminary
  • NCPsyA - Philadelphia School for Modern Psychoanalysis

Florence Gelo is an associate professor in the Department of Family, Community & Preventive Medicine. She specializes in  issues surrounding death and dying, palliative care, and the intersection of religion/spirituality and medicine.

Dr. Gelo is the behavioral science coordinator for the Family Medicine Residency program. She received an award from the George Washington Institute for Spirituality and Health to establish a religion, spirituality and medicine curriculum. She has developed a variety of art-based educational opportunities for the family medicine residency program and produced the film "The HeART of Empathy: Using the Visual Arts in Medical Education." She is the author of numerous publications in peer-reviewed journals. Dr. Gelo is a psychoanalyst in private practice specializing in grief, loss and chronic illness. Her hobby is serving in the docent program at the Woodmere Art Museum. Dr. Gelo and her partner live in suburban Philadelphia.

Watch Dr. Gelo in "The Heart of Empathy" video (WMV)

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Academic Office

Department of Family, Community & Preventive Medicine
2900 W. Queen Lane
Philadelphia, PA 19129
Phone: 215.991.8469
Fax: 215.843.6028