Kirsti A. Dyer MD, MS, FT



Grief and Bereavement, Hospice and Palliative Care


University of California, Davis, University of Arizona



Kirsti A. Dyer, MD, MS, FT, FAAETS, is a former writer for Verywell Health covering grief and bereavement. Dr. Dyer has more than 18 years of experience and post-graduate training in the fields of death, dying and bereavement, traumatic stress and wellness. Her articles have been published in medical journals, including the Journal of the American Medical Association, Neonatal Network, Medical Wellness Journal, CyberPsychology and Behavior, Journal of Medical Internet Research and Western Journal of Medicine. Dr. Dyer has lectured for Kaiser Permanente, U.C. Berkeley Extension, American Institute of Medical Education, the California Hospice Foundation, American Medical Student Association, the California Maritime Academy, Hospice of the Sierra, March of Dimes, Columbia College and the Tuolumne County Medical Society. She developed online courses for NICU Solutions and the University of Pittsburgh's SuperCourse.


Dr. Dyer received her medical degree and a master's degree from the University of California, Davis. She completed a residency in internal (adult) medicine at Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital, a University of Southern California Affiliate and surgical year at the University of California San Francisco - Fresno Program.

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