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Matthew Sommers, Palliative Care Social Worker, Supportive Care

Matthew Sommers, LCSW

Supportive Care

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Matthew Sommers is a palliative care social worker at UI Health. Matthew has 20 years of experience working in the fields of behavioral health and death and dying, and he is a compassionate practitioner who advocates for patients and families through education and a better understanding of patients' and families’ wishes for how they want care to look like. He works collaboratively with other medical professionals to optimize quality of life, anticipate, prevent, and treat suffering throughout the continuum of a patient illness, and his goal is to provide all-person care through the assessment of psychological, social, economic, and spiritual needs. Matthew’s hope is to recognize and provide support in the issues of loss along the illness continuum and through bereavement.

Gender: Male
Preferred Pronouns: He/Him

Language : English

specialties & services

  • Supportive Care
  • Social Work
  • Palliative Care


University of Illinois Hospital

1740 W. Taylor St.
Chicago, IL 60612


  • Board Certification: Advanced Certified Hospice & Palliative Social Worker (National Association of Social Workers)
  • Fellowship: California State University San Marcos — San Marcos, CA
  • Postgraduate: Aurora University — Aurora, IL