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Craig Borchardt

Craig Borchardt,PhD

Associate Department Chair and Assistant Professor, Department of Humanities in Medicine

Faculty Fellow, Center for Health Systems and Design, School of Architecture


School of Medicine


palliative care, health care delivery, medical ethics
Craig Borchardt

About Craig Borchardt

Craig Borchardt, PhD, is an assistant professor in Department of Humanities in Medicine at the Texas A&M School of Medicine. Borchardt teaches palliative and end-of-life care, spirituality and faith in medicine, and medical ethics and serves Co-Director of Practice of Medicine 3, a course for second year medical students. He led the effort to include and expand palliative care content in the School of Medicine curriculum.

Dr. Borchardt is President and Chief Executive Officer of Hospice Brazos Valley, a non-profit, community owned, organization providing hospice and palliative care in 17 counties in central Texas. He has been involved in the hospice and palliative care movement for over 30 years and currently serves as the Past-Chair of the Texas Non-Profit Hospice Alliance, a consortium of 20 non-profit hospices dedicated to expanding the non-profit hospice model throughout Texas.

He is also a faculty advisor for the John Montgomery Chapter of the Arnold P. Gold Humanism in Medicine Society.

Dr. Borchardt received his doctorate degree from Texas A&M University in 1996. He holds additional graduate degrees from Wartburg Theological Seminary, Dubuque, Iowa, and Loyola University, New Orleans. He completed his undergraduate work at the University of Texas at Austin.