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Gretchen Roe, MD, Emergency Medicine, Grand Rapids, MI, Spectrum Health - Butterworth Hospital


Emergency Medicine Grand Rapids, MI

Hospice & Palliative Medicine

Site Lead - Spectrum Health Palliative Care

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Education & Training

  • Spectrum Health/Michigan State UniversityFellowship, Hospice and Palliative Medicine, 2016 - 2017
  • Carolinas Medical Center
    Carolinas Medical CenterResidency, Emergency Medicine, 2004 - 2007
  • University of Michigan Medical School
    University of Michigan Medical SchoolClass of 2004
  • University of MichiganBS, Biopsychology and Cognitive Science, 1996 - 2000

Certifications & Licensure

  • MI State Medical License
    MI State Medical License 2007 - 2023
  • NC State Medical License
    NC State Medical License 2004 - 2007
  • American Board of Emergency Medicine Emergency Medicine
  • American Board of Emergency Medicine Hospice and Palliative Medicine

Awards, Honors, & Recognition

  • Most Outstanding Resident Carolinas Medical Center, 2007
  • Wiegenstein Emergency Medicine Leadership Award Univ. of Michigan Medical School, 2004
  • Outstanding Graduating Senior Award National Greek Academic Honor Society, 2000
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Publications & Presentations


Journal Articles

  • Combined RFA and Cementoplasty For the Treatment of Painful Osseous Metastases: A Highly Effective Yet Underutilized Therapy  
    Roe G, Harpold N., AAHPM Annual Assembly., 1/1/2019
  • IV Lidocaine Administered as Twice Daily Bolus and Continuous Infusion for Intractable Cancer Pain and Wound Care  
    Kintzel P, Knol J, Roe G, Journal of Palliative Medicine, 1/1/2018
  • Complex, Refractory Pain in the Setting of Metastatic Gluteal Cancer: How Alternative Therapies and the Interdisciplinary Palliative Care Team Effect Quality of Life  
    Roe G., AAHPM Annual Assembly., 1/1/2018
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Books/Book Chapters


  • Interventional Procedures in Palliative Medicine 
  • The Palliative Care Assessment in the ED 
  • Illness Trajectories and Prognostication 
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Hospital Affiliations