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News and Updates

Steve Pantilat

The UCSF Health Palliative Care Program, led by Steve Pantilat, will receive a grant of $3 million over three years from the Stupski Foundation to create a system of care that provides scalable, comprehensive, and coordinated palliative care for all patients who need it.

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Ami Parekh

Ami Parekh was selected as one of 32 fellows of the California Health Care Foundation’s Leadership Program, a part-time fellowship that offers clinically trained health care professionals hands-on opportunities to learn decision making, strategic planning, and executive skills they need to excel as multifaceted leaders.

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Carla Kuon

Carla Kuon was featured in a NBC Bay Area news segment for her Healing Hands Campaign.

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Message from Our Chief

Robert Wachter

Recent Publications

  • Liz Dzeng and colleagues explored the evidence on palliative and end-of-life health service interventions.

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  • Andy Auerbach commented on a recent study that demonstrated how varying components of a bundle can change the effect on the outcome.

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  • Bob Wachter, James Harrison, and colleagues described the development and psychometric evaluation of a High-Value Care Culture Survey.

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  • Cindy Lai and colleagues conducted a retrospective cohort study to explore the impact of premedical student involvement in student-run clinics.

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Meet Our Faculty

Saj Patel


Sajan Patel, MD
Assistant Clinical Professor