Dr. Yanni attended medical school at SUNY Syracuse and completed her training in internal medicine at Virginia Commonwealth University, where she remained on faculty for 10 years. During that time she developed special expertise in pain and palliative care. In October 2011, she became the Medical Director of Palliative Medicine for Bon Secours Virginia. Dr. Yanni has a special interest in pain education and has developed an online curriculum, published several papers, spoken at national meetings, and received several awards for her work. In her role as medical director, she is focused on building a collaborative practice without walls to deliver the best possible care to patients and families facing serious illness.