Rebecca Powell, MD, HMDC
Prior to joining Casa de la Luz in 2016, Dr. Powell served as medical director at Oro Valley Hospital. Board certified in internal medicine, she is a graduate of UT Southwestern Medical School and completed her residency at the University of Maryland Medical Systems, which included training at the Baltimore Veterans Administration Hospital. She has recently obtained her certification as a hospice medical director. Dr. Rebecca Powell is the founder and current chair of the Casa de la Luz agitation committee, an innovative program that researches and recommends non-pharmacological interventions for treating agitation in patients with dementia. In her continuing efforts to improve hospice care, Dr. Powell has researched management of unwanted behaviors in dementia and in 2018 she presented original research at the Annual Assembly of Hospice and Palliative Care on the use of ketamine.