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Kalia Ariana Ward

September 5, 1985 — October 3, 2023

Morrisville, PA

Kalia Ariana Ward, MD, age 38, passed away on 10/3/23 from Metastatic Ovarian Cancer. She is the daughter of Erika Sutanto Ward and Jeff Todd Ward. She is an older sister to Khiry Todd Ward. She is a beautiful soul, visionary artist, musician, intellect, and compassionate healer.

Kalia earned her undergraduate and medical degrees from Temple University in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. She then completed a general psychiatry residency at the University of Virginia in Charlottesville. During her residency, Dr. Ward studied various modalities of psychotherapy, including supportive, interpersonal, psychodynamic, cognitive-behavioral, and dialectical-behavioral approaches. Discouraged by the repeated failures of medication to provide lasting relief from mental and emotional suffering, she realized that to facilitate true healing, she would need to do more than prescribe medications. She tailored her outpatient experience in a training to focus more on psychotherapy as a resource for healing. We invite you to read more about her holistic practice by clicking the link below.

Please send donations in honor of Kalia Ariana Ward to support Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center (MSK) by clicking this link, Kalia Ward . Checks, made payable to MSK should be mailed to:

Attn: Community Fundraising
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, Office of Development
PO Box 27106
New York, NY 10087

Please indicate on the check memo line that the gift is in memory of Kalia Ariana Ward.

With expertise in over 400 cancer types and nearly 2,000 clinical trials underway at a given time, MSK is making a massive difference in the lives of people everywhere with cancer. MSK physician-scientists are committed to discovering new ways to prevent, detect, treat, and cure all forms of the disease.

To order memorial trees or send flowers to the family in memory of Kalia Ariana Ward, please visit our flower store.

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