Steven Pantilat, MD

Professor

Steven Pantilat, MD is the Kates-Burnard and Hellman Distinguished Professor in Palliative Care and the inaugural Chief of the Division of Palliative Medicine at UCSF. Dr. Pantilat is an internationally recognized expert in Palliative Care. Dr. Pantilat has published over 120 peer-reviewed scientific papers, authored two dozen book chapters, and co-edited with colleagues at UCSF two textbooks on palliative care titled, “Care at the Close of Life” and “Hospital Based Palliative Medicine.” Dr. Pantilat is the Board Chair for the Palliative Care Quality Collaborative, an national organization dedicated to improving the quality of care for seriously ill people and their families. He chairs the Advisory Board for the Cambia Health Foundation’s Sojourns Scholar Leadership Program and co-directs the UCSF Palliative Care Leadership Center. He is the author of, “Life After the Diagnosis: Expert Advice on Living Well with Serious Illness for Patients and their Caregivers” published by DaCapo Lifelong Books in 2017. Dr. Pantilat and the palliative care team at UCSF are featured in the Academy Award-nominated, Netflix documentary, “End Game.”

Dr. Pantilat is Board Certified in Hospice and Palliative Medicine and in Internal Medicine with Focused Practice in Hospital Medicine. Dr. Pantilat was elected a Master of Hospital Medicine by the Society of Hospital Medicine in 2014 in recognition of his many contributions to the field and is a Fellow of the American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine and a Fellow of the American College of Physicians. In 2007 he was a Fulbright Senior Scholar studying palliative care at the Royal Prince Alfred Hospital, University of Sydney, and Curtin University in Sydney, Australia. He served as President of the Society of Hospital Medicine in 2005-6, and is a past member of the Board of Directors, and the former Chair of the Ethics committee for the Society of Hospital Medicine. Dr. Pantilat serves on the UCSF Medical Center Ethics Committee.

In 2011 Dr. Pantilat received a James Irvine Foundation Leadership Award in recognition of his work to improve the lives of Californians and in 2014 Dr. Pantilat received the Ritz E. Heerman Award from the California Hospital Association in recognition of his work to improve the quality of palliative care. Dr. Pantilat was a Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Scholar at UCSF and is a Faculty Scholar of the Project on Death in America. He has received five teaching awards from the medical students at UCSF for outstanding lectures and lecture series.
Education
2019 - Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Champion Training, University of California
Residency, 1992 - School of Medicine, University of California, San Francisco
MD, 1989 - School of Medicine, University of California, San Francisco
BS, Summa Cum Laude, 1984 - Psychobiology, UCLA
Honors and Awards
  • Best Doctor in Palliative Care, San Francisco Magazine, 2015
  • Kates-Burnard and Hellman Distinguished Professor in Palliative Care, UCSF School of Medicine, 2015
  • Ritz E. Heerman Award, California Hospital Association, 2014
  • Master in Hospital Medicine, Society of Hospital Medicine, 2014
  • Fellow, American Academy of Hospice and Palliaitve Medicine, 2011
  • Irvine Foundation Leadership Award, James Irvine Foundation, 2011
  • Senior Fellow in Hospital Medicine, Society of Hospital Medicine, 2010
  • Diplomate, Palliative Medicine, American Board of Internal Medicine, 2008-2018
  • Fulbright Senior Scholar (University of Sydney, Royal Prince Alfred Hospital, Curtin University), Australian-American Fulbright Commission, 2007
  • Alan M. Kates and John M. Burnard Endowed Chair in Palliative Care, UCSF, 2006
  • President, Society of Hospital Medicine, 2005-2006
  • Excellence in Teaching Award, UCSF School of Medicine, 2004
  • Outstanding Lecture Series, UCSF School of Medicine, 2004
  • Award of Excellence in Teaching, Society of Hospital Medicine, 2001
  • Excellence in Teaching Award, UCSF School of Medicine, 2001
  • Project on Death In American Faculty Scholar, Open Society Institute, 1998
Publications
  1. Bock MA, Macchi ZA, Harrison KL, Katz M, Dini M, Jones J, Ayele R, Kutner JS, Pantilat SZ, Martin C, Sillau S, Kluger B. Does a novel community-based outpatient palliative care intervention for Parkinson's disease and related disorders improve care? Qualitative results from patients and care partners. Palliative medicine 2024. PMID: 38267836


  2. Kluger BM, Katz M, Galifianakis NB, Pantilat SZ, Hauser JM, Khan R, Friedman C, Vaughan CL, Goto Y, Long SJ, Martin CS, Dini M, McQueen RB, Palmer L, Fairclough D, Seeberger LC, Sillau SH, Kutner JS. Patient and Family Outcomes of Community Neurologist Palliative Education and Telehealth Support in Parkinson Disease. JAMA neurology 2023. PMID: 37955923


  3. Postier AC, Root MC, O'Riordan DL, Purser L, Friedrichsdorf SJ, Pantilat SZ, Bogetz JF. The Pediatric Palliative Care Quality Network: Palliative Care Consultation and Patient Outcomes. Hospital pediatrics 2023. PMID: 38044667


  4. Mahes A, Macchi ZA, Martin CS, Katz M, Galifianakis NB, Pantilat SZ, Kutner JS, Sillau S, Kluger BM. The "Surprise Question" for Prognostication in People with Parkinson's Disease & Related Disorders. Journal of pain and symptom management 2023. PMID: 37838080


  5. Nouri S, Li L, Huang C, Chung A, Stokes SC, Pan S, Wong EC, Newman J, Woo JW, Cheng J, Tan CH, Wertz M, Wood-Hughes E, Quinn M, Pantilat SZ, Lyles CR, Ritchie CS, Sudore RL. "At the End I Have a Say": Engaging the Chinese Community in Advance Care Planning. Journal of pain and symptom management 2023. PMID: 37536524


  6. Kluger BM, Hudson P, Hanson LC, Bužgovà R, Creutzfeldt CJ, Gursahani R, Sumrall M, White C, Oliver DJ, Pantilat SZ, Miyasaki J. Palliative care to support the needs of adults with neurological disease. The Lancet. Neurology 2023. PMID: 37353280


  7. Bischoff KE, Vanegas G, O'Riordan DL, Sumser B, Long J, Lin J, Berkey AR, Kobayashi E, Zapata C, Rabow MW, Pantilat SZ. A Systematic Approach to Assessing and Addressing Palliative Care Needs in an Outpatient Population. Journal of pain and symptom management 2023. PMID: 37380147


  8. Digitale JC, Nouri SS, Cohen EL, Calton BA, Rabow MW, Pantilat SZ, Bischoff KE. Differential Use of Outpatient Palliative Care by Demographic and Clinical Characteristics. Journal of pain and symptom management 2023. PMID: 37084827


  9. Zapata C, Poore T, O'Riordan D, Pantilat SZ. Hispanic/Latinx and Spanish Language Concordance Among Palliative Care Clinicians and Patients in Hospital Settings in California. The American journal of hospice & palliative care 2023. PMID: 37073754


  10. Nouri S, Quinn M, Doyle BN, McKissack M, Johnson N, Wertz M, Tan C, Pantilat SZ, Lyles CR, Ritchie CS, Sudore RL. "We've Got to Bring Information to Where People Are Comfortable": Community-Based Advance Care Planning with the Black Community. Journal of general internal medicine 2023. PMID: 36894819


  11. Nouri S, Tan CH, Rangel M, Wertz M, Sanchez A, Alvarado A, Arreola E, Quinn M, Pantilat SZ, Lyles CR, Ritchie CS, Sudore RL. "Advocating for what we need": A CBPR approach to advance care planning in the Latinx older adult community. Journal of the American Geriatrics Society 2023. PMID: 36651685


  12. Zapata CB, Dionne-Odom JN, Harris HA, Kalanithi L, Lin J, Bischoff K, Fazzalaro K, Pantilat SZ. Honoring What We Say We Do: Developing Real-World Tools for Routine Family Caregiver Assessment and Support in Outpatient Palliative Care. Journal of palliative medicine 2023. PMID: 36608316


  13. Macchi ZA, Seshadri S, Ayele R, Bock M, Long J, Coats H, Miyasaki J, Pantilat SZ, Katz M, Santos EJ, Sillau SH, Lum HD, Kluger BM. Aggression Towards Caregivers in Parkinson's Disease and Related Disorders: A Mixed Methods Study. Movement disorders clinical practice 2022. PMID: 36247911


  14. Goss A, O'Riordan DL, Pantilat SZ. Inpatients With Dementia Referred for Palliative Care Consultation: A Multicenter Analysis. Neurology. Clinical practice 2022. PMID: 36382122


  15. Chapman AC, Lin JA, Cobert J, Marks A, Lin J, O'Riordan DL, Pantilat SZ. Utilization and Delivery of Specialty Palliative Care in the ICU: Insights from the Palliative Care Quality Network. "Are Telehealth Visits Feasible for Vulnerable Patients?" 2022. PMID: 35595374


  16. Bischoff KE, Lin J, Cohen E, O'Riordan DL, Meister S, Zapata C, Sicotte J, Lindenfeld P, Calton B, Pantilat SZ. Outpatient Palliative Care for Noncancer Illnesses: One Program's Experience with Implementation, Impact, and Lessons Learned. "Are Telehealth Visits Feasible for Vulnerable Patients?" 2022. PMID: 35442773


  17. Kluger BM, Kramer NM, Katz M, Galifianakis NB, Pantilat S, Long J, Vaughan CL, Foster LA, Creutzfeldt CJ, Holloway RG, Sillau S, Hauser J. Development and Dissemination of a Neurology Palliative Care Curriculum: Education in Palliative and End-of-Life Care Neurology. Neurology. Clinical practice 2022. PMID: 35747891


  18. Fahrner-Scott K, Zapata C, O'Riordan DL, Cohen E, Rosow L, Pantilat SZ, Lomen-Hoerth C, Bischoff KE. Embedded Palliative Care for Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis: A Pilot Program and Lessons Learned. Neurology. Clinical practice 2022. PMID: 36157626


  19. Bock MA, Katz M, Sillau S, Adjepong K, Yaffe K, Ayele R, Macchi ZA, Pantilat SZ, Miyasaki JM, Kluger B. What's in the sauce? The Specific Benefits of Palliative Care for Parkinson's Disease. "Are Telehealth Visits Feasible for Vulnerable Patients?" 2022. PMID: 35114353


  20. Periyakoil VS, Gunten CFV, Fischer S, Pantilat S, Quill T. Generalist versus Specialist Palliative Medicine. "Are Telehealth Visits Feasible for Vulnerable Patients?" 2022. PMID: 35103529


  21. Goto Y, Kojimoto G, Pantilat SZ, Sumser BM. Recommendations for Integrating Antiracist Practice at the JPSM. "Are Telehealth Visits Feasible for Vulnerable Patients?" 2022. PMID: 35026385


  22. Deng LX, Bischoff KE, Kent DS, O'Riordan DL, Pantilat SZ, Lai JC. Frailty is strongly associated with self-reported symptom burden among patients with cirrhosis. European journal of gastroenterology & hepatology 2021. PMID: 33731588


  23. Deng LX, Kent DS, O'Riordan DL, Pantilat SZ, Lai JC, Bischoff KE. Symptom Burden Is Associated with Increased Emergency Department Utilization among Patients with Cirrhosis. Journal of palliative medicine 2021. PMID: 34348042


  24. Cobert J, Cook AC, Lin JA, O'Riordan DL, Pantilat SZ. Trends in palliative care consultations in critically ill patient populations, 2013-2019. Journal of pain and symptom management 2021. PMID: 34348177


  25. Kamal AH, Thienprayoon RM, Aldridge M, Bull J, Fazzalaro K, Meier DE, Mueller L, Rodgers PE, McKenna KA, Pantilat SZ. Specialty Palliative Care in COVID-19: Early Experiences from the Palliative Care Quality Collaborative. Journal of palliative medicine 2021. PMID: 34160293


  26. Ayele R, Macchi ZA, Dini M, Bock M, Katz M, Pantilat SZ, Jones J, Kluger BM. Experience of Community Neurologists Providing Care for Patients With Neurodegenerative Illness During the COVID-19 Pandemic. Neurology 2021. PMID: 34489348


  27. Bischoff KE, Choi S, Su A, Cohen E, O'Riordan DL, Oettel E, Blachman M, Meister S, Zapata C, Lindenfeld P, Calton B, Witt L, Pantilat SZ, Shah RJ. Better Together: A Mixed-Methods Study of Palliative Care Co-Management for Patients with Interstitial Lung Disease. Journal of palliative medicine 2021. PMID: 34115958


  28. Macchi ZA, Ayele R, Dini M, Lamira J, Katz M, Pantilat SZ, Jones J, Kluger BM. Lessons from the COVID-19 pandemic for improving outpatient neuropalliative care: A qualitative study of patient and caregiver perspectives. Palliative medicine 2021. PMID: 34006157


  29. Sumarsono N, Sudore RL, Smith AK, Pantilat SZ, Anderson WG, Makam AN. Availability of Palliative Care in Long-Term Acute Care Hospitals. Journal of the American Medical Directors Association 2021. PMID: 33965406


  30. Calton B, Shibley WP, Cohen E, Pantilat SZ, Rabow MW, O'Riordan DL, Bischoff KE. Patient and Caregiver Experience with Outpatient Palliative Care Telemedicine Visits. Palliative medicine reports 2020. PMID: 34223495


  31. Smith GM, Calton BA, Rabow MW, Marks AK, Bischoff KE, Pantilat SZ, O'Riordan DL. Comparing the Palliative Care Needs of Patients Seen by Specialty Palliative Care Teams at Home Versus in Clinic. Journal of pain and symptom management 2020. PMID: 33246071


  32. Calton BA, Bischoff K, Pantilat SZ. "I Just Need to Hold His Hand": Telemedicine Is Powerful, But Not Perfect. Journal of palliative medicine 2020. PMID: 33147095


  33. Kluger BM, Pantilat S, Miyasaki J. Palliative Care in Parkinson Disease-Is It Beneficial for All?-Reply. JAMA neurology 2020. PMID: 32897303


  34. Cook AC, Stein DM, Pantilat SZ. Surgery and Palliative Care: A Shared History and Integrated Future. Joint Commission journal on quality and patient safety 2020. PMID: 32682693


  35. Schoenherr LA, Cook A, Peck S, Humphreys J, Goto Y, Saks NT, Huddleston L, Elia G, Pantilat SZ. Proactive Identification of Palliative Care Needs Among Patients With COVID-19 in the ICU. Journal of pain and symptom management 2020. PMID: 32544647


  36. Kluger BM, Miyasaki J, Katz M, Galifianakis N, Hall K, Pantilat S, Khan R, Friedman C, Cernik W, Goto Y, Long J, Fairclough D, Sillau S, Kutner JS. Comparison of Integrated Outpatient Palliative Care With Standard Care in Patients With Parkinson Disease and Related Disorders: A Randomized Clinical Trial. JAMA neurology 2020. PMID: 32040141


  37. Humphreys J, Schoenherr L, Elia G, Saks NT, Brown C, Barbour S, Pantilat SZ. Rapid Implementation of Inpatient Telepalliative Medicine Consultations During COVID-19 Pandemic. Journal of pain and symptom management 2020. PMID: 32283219


  38. Rogers MM, Kamal AH, Rodgers PE, Meier DE, Pantilat SZ. Response to Bharadwaj et al., Challenges of Promoting Uniformity in Programs Within a Health Care System (DOI: 10.1089/jpm.2019.0404). Journal of palliative medicine 2020. PMID: 32196403


  39. Liu AY, O'Riordan DL, Marks AK, Bischoff KE, Pantilat SZ. A Comparison of Hospitalized Patients With Heart Failure and Cancer Referred to Palliative Care. JAMA network open 2020. PMID: 32101304


  40. Yi D, Johnston BM, Ryan K, Daveson BA, Meier DE, Smith M, McQuillan R, Selman L, Pantilat SZ, Normand C, Morrison RS, Higginson IJ. Drivers of care costs and quality in the last 3 months of life among older people receiving palliative care: A multinational mortality follow-back survey across England, Ireland and the United States. Palliative medicine 2020. PMID: 32009542


  41. Elia G, Mayors Woods LE, Pantilat SZ. End of life care for patients with meningioma. Handbook of clinical neurology 2020. PMID: 32586506


  42. Schoenherr LA, Bischoff KE, Marks AK, O'Riordan DL, Pantilat SZ. Trends in Hospital-Based Specialty Palliative Care in the United States From 2013 to 2017. JAMA network open 2019. PMID: 31808926


  43. Ufere NN, O'Riordan DL, Bischoff KE, Marks AK, Eneanya N, Chung RT, Jackson V, Pantilat SZ, El-Jawahri A. Outcomes of Palliative Care Consultations for Hospitalized Patients with Liver Disease. Journal of pain and symptom management 2019. PMID: 31326503


  44. Bogetz JF, Marks A, Root MC, Purser L, Pantilat SZ. Development of the Pediatric Palliative Care Quality Network. Journal of palliative medicine 2019. PMID: 31268842


  45. O'Riordan DL, Rathfon MA, Joseph DM, Hawgood J, Rabow MW, Dracup KA, De Marco T, Pantilat SZ. Feasibility of Implementing a Palliative Care Intervention for People with Heart Failure: Learnings from a Pilot Randomized Clinical Trial. Journal of palliative medicine 2019. PMID: 31099698


  46. Taylor BL, O'Riordan DL, Pantilat SZ, Creutzfeldt CJ. Inpatients with neurologic disease referred for palliative care consultation. Neurology 2019. PMID: 30918095


  47. Raghavan K, Copeland TP, Rabow M, Ladenheim M, Marks A, Pantilat SZ, O'Riordan D, Seidenwurm D, Franc B. Palliative care and imaging utilisation for patients with cancer. BMJ supportive & palliative care 2019. PMID: 30826736


  48. Kluger BM, Katz M, Galifianakis N, Pantilat SZ, Kutner JS, Sillau S, Gritz M, Jones J, Fairclough D, Sumrall M, Hall K, Miyasaki J. Does outpatient palliative care improve patient-centered outcomes in Parkinson's disease: Rationale, design, and implementation of a pragmatic comparative effectiveness trial. Contemporary clinical trials 2019. PMID: 30779960


  49. Dzeng E, Pantilat SZ. Reply to: Social Causes of Rational Suicide in Older Adults. Journal of the American Geriatrics Society 2018. PMID: 30506678


  50. Katz M, Goto Y, Kluger BM, Galifianakis NB, Miyasaki JM, Kutner JS, Jones CA, Pantilat SZ. Top Ten Tips Palliative Care Clinicians Should Know About Parkinson's Disease and Related Disorders. Journal of palliative medicine 2018. PMID: 30204543


  51. Dzeng E, Pantilat SZ. Reply to Rational Suicide in Older Adults: Not by Default an Ageist Concept. Journal of the American Geriatrics Society 2018. PMID: 30084189


  52. Dzeng E, Pantilat SZ. Social Causes of Rational Suicide in Older Adults. Journal of the American Geriatrics Society 2018. PMID: 29500826


  53. Bischoff K, O'Riordan DL, Marks AK, Sudore R, Pantilat SZ. Care Planning for Inpatients Referred for Palliative Care Consultation. Volume 178 of Issue 1. JAMA internal medicine 2018. PMID: 29159371


  54. Kamal AH, Kirkland KB, Meier DE, Morgan TS, Nelson EC, Pantilat SZ. A Person-Centered, Registry-Based Learning Health System for Palliative Care: A Path to Coproducing Better Outcomes, Experience, Value, and Science. Journal of palliative medicine 2017. PMID: 29091509


  55. Bischoff KE, O'Riordan DL, Fazzalaro K, Kinderman A, Pantilat SZ. Identifying Opportunities to Improve Pain Among Patients With Serious Illness. Journal of pain and symptom management 2017. PMID: 29030211


  56. Bischoff K, Anderson W, Pantilat SZ. A Video Is Worth a Thousand Words. Journal of hospital medicine 2017. PMID: 28914286


  57. Sudore RL, Heyland DK, Lum HD, Rietjens JAC, Korfage IJ, Ritchie CS, Hanson LC, Meier DE, Pantilat SZ, Lorenz K, Howard M, Green MJ, Simon JE, Feuz MA, You JJ. Outcomes That Define Successful Advance Care Planning: A Delphi Panel Consensus. Volume 55 of Issue 2. Journal of pain and symptom management 2017. PMID: 28865870


  58. Anderson WG, Puntillo K, Cimino J, Noort J, Pearson D, Boyle D, Grywalski M, Meyer J, O'Neil-Page E, Cain J, Herman H, Barbour S, Turner K, Moore E, Liao S, Ferrell B, Mitchell W, Edmonds K, Fairman N, Joseph D, MacMillan J, Milic MM, Miller M, Nakagawa L, O'Riordan DL, Pietras C, Thornberry K, Pantilat SZ. Palliative Care Professional Development for Critical Care Nurses: A Multicenter Program. American journal of critical care : an official publication, American Association of Critical-Care Nurses 2017. PMID: 28864431


  59. Grubbs V, O'Riordan D, Pantilat S. Characteristics and Outcomes of In-Hospital Palliative Care Consultation among Patients with Renal Disease Versus Other Serious Illnesses. Clinical journal of the American Society of Nephrology : CJASN 2017. PMID: 28655708


  60. Pantilat SZ, Marks AK, Bischoff KE, Bragg AR, O'Riordan DL. The Palliative Care Quality Network: Improving the Quality of Caring. Journal of palliative medicine 2017. PMID: 28384070


  61. Selman LE, Daveson BA, Smith M, Johnston B, Ryan K, Morrison RS, Pannell C, McQuillan R, de Wolf-Linder S, Pantilat SZ, Klass L, Meier D, Normand C, Higginson IJ. How empowering is hospital care for older people with advanced disease? Barriers and facilitators from a cross-national ethnography in England, Ireland and the USA. Age and ageing 2017. PMID: 27810850


  62. Sudore RL, Lum HD, You JJ, Hanson LC, Meier DE, Pantilat SZ, Matlock DD, Rietjens JAC, Korfage IJ, Ritchie CS, Kutner JS, Teno JM, Thomas J, McMahan RD, Heyland DK. Defining Advance Care Planning for Adults: A Consensus Definition From a Multidisciplinary Delphi Panel. Volume 53 of Issue 5. Journal of pain and symptom management 2017. PMID: 28062339


  63. Gordon NA, O'Riordan DL, Dracup KA, De Marco T, Pantilat SZ. Let Us Talk About It: Heart Failure Patients' Preferences Toward Discussions about Prognosis, Advance Care Planning, and Spiritual Support. Journal of palliative medicine 2016. PMID: 27603266


  64. Pantilat SZ, O'Riordan DL, Rathfon MA, Dracup KA, De Marco T. Etiology of Pain and Its Association with Quality of Life among Patients with Heart Failure. Journal of palliative medicine 2016. PMID: 27494139


  65. Kinderman AL, Harris HA, Brousseau RT, Close P, Pantilat SZ. Starting and Sustaining Palliative Care in Public Hospitals: Lessons Learned from a Statewide Initiative. Journal of palliative medicine 2016. PMID: 27167527


  66. Beck KR, Pantilat SZ, O'Riordan DL, Peters MG. Use of Palliative Care Consultation for Patients with End-Stage Liver Disease: Survey of Liver Transplant Service Providers. Journal of palliative medicine 2016. PMID: 27092870


  67. Anderson WG, Puntillo K, Boyle D, Barbour S, Turner K, Cimino J, Moore E, Noort J, MacMillan J, Pearson D, Grywalski M, Liao S, Ferrell B, Meyer J, O'Neil-Page E, Cain J, Herman H, Mitchell W, Pantilat S. ICU Bedside Nurses' Involvement in Palliative Care Communication: A Multicenter Survey. Journal of pain and symptom management 2015. PMID: 26596882


  68. Kamal AH, Harrison KL, Bakitas M, Dionne-Odom JN, Zubkoff L, Akyar I, Pantilat SZ, O'Riordan DL, Bragg AR, Bischoff KE, Bull J. Improving the Quality of Palliative Care Through National and Regional Collaboration Efforts. Cancer control : journal of the Moffitt Cancer Center 2015. PMID: 26678966


  69. Pantilat SZ. Hope to reality: The future of hospitalists and palliative care. Journal of hospital medicine 2015. PMID: 26059802


  70. Kutner JS, Blatchford PJ, Taylor DH, Ritchie CS, Bull JH, Fairclough DL, Hanson LC, LeBlanc TW, Samsa GP, Wolf S, Aziz NM, Currow DC, Ferrell B, Wagner-Johnston N, Zafar SY, Cleary JF, Dev S, Goode PS, Kamal AH, Kassner C, Kvale EA, McCallum JG, Ogunseitan AB, Pantilat SZ, Portenoy RK, Prince-Paul M, Sloan JA, Swetz KM, Von Gunten CF, Abernethy AP. Safety and benefit of discontinuing statin therapy in the setting of advanced, life-limiting illness: a randomized clinical trial. Volume 175 of Issue 5. JAMA internal medicine 2015. PMID: 25798575


  71. Howie-Esquivel J, Carroll M, Brinker E, Kao H, Pantilat S, Rago K, De Marco T. A Strategy to Reduce Heart Failure Readmissions and Inpatient Costs. Cardiology research 2015. PMID: 28197226


  72. Bertain CJ, O'Riordan DL, Pantilat SZ. Learning from those without: identifying barriers and creating solutions to establishing hospital palliative care services. Journal of hospital medicine 2014. PMID: 25523274


  73. Rabow MW, O'Riordan DL, Pantilat SZ. A statewide survey of adult and pediatric outpatient palliative care services. Journal of palliative medicine 2014. PMID: 25137356


  74. Reid T, O'Riordan DL, Mazzini A, Bruno KA, Pantilat SZ. Pediatric palliative care consultation services in California hospitals. Journal of palliative medicine 2014. PMID: 25299845


  75. Pantilat SZ, O'Riordan DL, Bruno KA. Two steps forward, one step back: changes in palliative care consultation services in California hospitals from 2007 to 2011. Journal of palliative medicine 2014. PMID: 25084528


  76. Kamal AH, Hanson LC, Casarett DJ, Dy SM, Pantilat SZ, Lupu D, Abernethy AP. The quality imperative for palliative care. Journal of pain and symptom management 2014. PMID: 25057987


  77. Bischoff K, Currow DC, Corvera C, Pantilat SZ. Unanswered questions in malignant bowel obstruction. Journal of palliative care 2014. PMID: 25962258


  78. Gomutbutra P, O'Riordan DL, Pantilat SZ. Management of moderate-to-severe dyspnea in hospitalized patients receiving palliative care. Journal of pain and symptom management 2012. PMID: 22940561


  79. Schenker Y, Fernandez A, Kerr K, O'Riordan D, Pantilat SZ. Interpretation for discussions about end-of-life issues: results from a National Survey of Health Care Interpreters. Journal of palliative medicine 2012. PMID: 22788909


  80. Pantilat SZ, O'Riordan DL, Dibble SL, Landefeld CS. An assessment of the screening performance of a single-item measure of depression from the Edmonton Symptom Assessment Scale among chronically ill hospitalized patients. Journal of pain and symptom management 2012. PMID: 22560356


  81. Ryerson CJ, Arean PA, Berkeley J, Carrieri-Kohlman VL, Pantilat SZ, Landefeld CS, Collard HR. Depression is a common and chronic comorbidity in patients with interstitial lung disease. Respirology (Carlton, Vic.) 2012. PMID: 22221976


  82. Pantilat SZ, Kerr KM, Billings JA, Bruno KA, O'Riordan DL. Characteristics of palliative care consultation services in California hospitals. Journal of palliative medicine 2012. PMID: 22394365


  83. Brousseau RT, Jameson W, Kalanj B, Kerr K, O'Malley K, Pantilat S. A multifaceted approach to spreading palliative care consultation services in California public hospital systems. Journal for healthcare quality : official publication of the National Association for Healthcare Quality 2012. PMID: 23552204


  84. Pantilat SZ, O'Riordan DL, Dibble SL, Landefeld CS. Longitudinal assessment of symptom severity among hospitalized elders diagnosed with cancer, heart failure, and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. Journal of hospital medicine 2012. PMID: 22371388


  85. Ryerson CJ, Donesky D, Pantilat SZ, Collard HR. Dyspnea in idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis: a systematic review. Journal of pain and symptom management 2012. PMID: 22285287


  86. Pantilat SZ, Kerr KM, Kutner JS, Ferris FD, Rathfon MA, Rabow MW. Leveraging external resources to grow and sustain your palliative care program: a call to action. Journal of palliative medicine 2011. PMID: 22165898


  87. Berger GN, O'Riordan DL, Kerr K, Pantilat SZ. Prevalence and characteristics of outpatient palliative care services in California. Archives of internal medicine 2011. PMID: 21986345


  88. Pantilat SZ, Kerr KM, Billings JA, Bruno KA, O'Riordan DL. Palliative care services in California hospitals: program prevalence and hospital characteristics. Journal of pain and symptom management 2011. PMID: 21802898


  89. Pantilat SZ, O'Riordan DL, Dibble SL, Landefeld CS. Hospital-based palliative medicine consultation: a randomized controlled trial. Archives of internal medicine 2010. PMID: 21149765


  90. Abernethy AP, Aziz NM, Basch E, Bull J, Cleeland CS, Currow DC, Fairclough D, Hanson L, Hauser J, Ko D, Lloyd L, Morrison RS, Otis-Green S, Pantilat S, Portenoy RK, Ritchie C, Rocker G, Wheeler JL, Zafar SY, Kutner JS. A strategy to advance the evidence base in palliative medicine: formation of a palliative care research cooperative group. Volume 13 of Issue 12. Journal of palliative medicine 2010. PMID: 21105763


  91. Anderson WG, Chase R, Pantilat SZ, Tulsky JA, Auerbach AD. Code status discussions between attending hospitalist physicians and medical patients at hospital admission. Journal of general internal medicine 2010. PMID: 21104036


  92. Rabow MW, Pantilat SZ, Kerr K, Enguidanos S, Ferrell B, Goldstein R, Pankratz C, Picchi T, Rosenfeld KE, Stone SC. The intersection of need and opportunity: assessing and capitalizing on opportunities to expand hospital-based palliative care services. Journal of palliative medicine 2010. PMID: 20831435


  93. Ritchie CS, Ceronsky L, Coté TR, Herr S, Pantilat SZ, Smith TJ, Yosick L. Palliative care programs: the challenges of growth. Volume 13 of Issue 9. Journal of palliative medicine 2010. PMID: 20836632


  94. Anderson WG, Pantilat SZ, Meltzer D, Schnipper J, Kaboli P, Wetterneck TB, Gonzales D, Arora V, Zhang J, Auerbach AD. Code status discussions at hospital admission are not associated with patient and surrogate satisfaction with hospital care: results from the multicenter hospitalist study. The American journal of hospice & palliative care 2010. PMID: 20713421


  95. Ryerson CJ, Berkeley J, Carrieri-Kohlman VL, Pantilat SZ, Landefeld CS, Collard HR. Depression and functional status are strongly associated with dyspnea in interstitial lung disease. Chest 2010. PMID: 20688924


  96. Ryerson CJ, Collard HR, Pantilat SZ. Management of dyspnea in interstitial lung disease. Current opinion in supportive and palliative care 2010. PMID: 20375900


  97. Cassel JB, Kerr K, Pantilat S, Smith TJ. Palliative care consultation and hospital length of stay. Journal of palliative medicine 2010. PMID: 20597710


  98. Widera E, Pantilat SZ. Hospitalization as an opportunity to integrate palliative care in heart failure management. Current opinion in supportive and palliative care 2009. PMID: 19730104


  99. Auerbach AD, Katz R, Pantilat SZ, Bernacki R, Schnipper J, Kaboli P, Wetterneck T, Gonzales D, Arora V, Zhang J, Meltzer D. Factors associated with discussion of care plans and code status at the time of hospital admission: results from the Multicenter Hospitalist Study. Journal of hospital medicine 2008. PMID: 19084893


  100. Sudore RL, Landefeld CS, Pantilat SZ, Noyes KM, Schillinger D. Reach and impact of a mass media event among vulnerable patients: the Terri Schiavo story. Volume 23 of Issue 11. Journal of general internal medicine 2008. PMID: 18716849


  101. Collard HR, Pantilat SZ. Dyspnea in interstitial lung disease. Current opinion in supportive and palliative care 2008. PMID: 18685404


  102. Sudore RL, Schickedanz AD, Landefeld CS, Williams BA, Lindquist K, Pantilat SZ, Schillinger D. Engagement in multiple steps of the advance care planning process: a descriptive study of diverse older adults. Volume 56 of Issue 6. Journal of the American Geriatrics Society 2008. PMID: 18410324


  103. Chen LM, Miaskowski C, Dodd M, Pantilat S. Concepts within the Chinese culture that influence the cancer pain experience. Cancer nursing 2008. PMID: 18490884


  104. Pantilat SZ, Isaac M. End-of-life care for the hospitalized patient. The Medical clinics of North America 2008. PMID: 18298983


  105. Chittenden EH, Clark ST, Pantilat SZ. Discussing resuscitation preferences with patients: challenges and rewards. Journal of hospital medicine 2006. PMID: 17219504


  106. Pantilat SZ, Rabow MW, Citko J, von Gunten CF, Auerbach AD, Ferris FD. Evaluating the California Hospital Initiative in Palliative Services. Archives of internal medicine 2006. PMID: 16432093


  107. Pantilat SZ. Palliative care and hospitalists: a partnership for hope. Journal of hospital medicine 2006. PMID: 17219464


  108. Bardach N, Zhao S, Pantilat S, Johnston SC. Adjustment for do-not-resuscitate orders reverses the apparent in-hospital mortality advantage for minorities. The American journal of medicine 2005. PMID: 15808138


  109. Pantilat SZ, Steimle AE. Palliative care for patients with heart failure. JAMA 2004. PMID: 15161899


  110. Auerbach AD, Pantilat SZ. End-of-life care in a voluntary hospitalist model: effects on communication, processes of care, and patient symptoms. The American journal of medicine 2004. PMID: 15121493


  111. Rabow MW, Dibble SL, Pantilat SZ, McPhee SJ. The comprehensive care team: a controlled trial of outpatient palliative medicine consultation. Archives of internal medicine 2004. PMID: 14718327


  112. Lo B, Kates LW, Ruston D, Arnold RM, Cohen CB, Puchalski CM, Pantilat SZ, Rabow MW, Schreiber RS, Tulsky JA. Responding to requests regarding prayer and religious ceremonies by patients near the end of life and their families. Journal of palliative medicine 2003. PMID: 14509486


  113. Pantilat SZ, Billings JA. Prevalence and structure of palliative care services in California hospitals. Archives of internal medicine 2003. PMID: 12742807


  114. Hruby M, Pantilat SZ, Lo B. How do patients view the role of the primary care physician in inpatient care? Disease-a-month : DM 2002. PMID: 12021755


  115. Goldman L, Pantilat SZ, Whitcomb WF. Passing the clinical baton: 6 principles to guide the hospitalist. Disease-a-month : DM 2002. PMID: 12021758


  116. Pantilat SZ, Lindenauer PK, Katz PP, Wachter RM. Primary care physician attitudes regarding communication with hospitalists. Disease-a-month : DM 2002. PMID: 12021754


  117. Wachter RM, Pantilat SZ. The "continuity visit" and the hospitalist model of care. Disease-a-month : DM 2002. PMID: 12021759


  118. Dudas V, Bookwalter T, Kerr KM, Pantilat SZ. The impact of follow-up telephone calls to patients after hospitalization. Disease-a-month : DM 2002. PMID: 12021756


  119. Pantilat SZ, Wachter RM. The patient provider relationship and the hospitalist movement. Introduction. Disease-a-month : DM 2002. PMID: 12021750


  120. Lo B, Ruston D, Kates LW, Arnold RM, Cohen CB, Faber-Langendoen K, Pantilat SZ, Puchalski CM, Quill TR, Rabow MW, Schreiber S, Sulmasy DP, Tulsky JA. Discussing religious and spiritual issues at the end of life: a practical guide for physicians. JAMA 2002. PMID: 11851542


  121. Hruby M, Pantilat SZ, Lo B. How do patients view the role of the primary care physician in inpatient care? The American journal of medicine 2001. PMID: 11790364


  122. Goldman L, Pantilat SZ, Whitcomb WF. Passing the clinical baton: 6 principles to guide the hospitalist. The American journal of medicine 2001. PMID: 11790367


  123. Pantilat SZ, Lindenauer PK, Katz PP, Wachter RM. Primary care physician attitudes regarding communication with hospitalists. The American journal of medicine 2001. PMID: 11790363


  124. Wachter RM, Pantilat SZ. The "continuity visit" and the hospitalist model of care. The American journal of medicine 2001. PMID: 11790368


  125. Dudas V, Bookwalter T, Kerr KM, Pantilat SZ. The impact of follow-up telephone calls to patients after hospitalization. The American journal of medicine 2001. PMID: 11790365


  126. Pantilat S. Steven Pantilat: a palliative care specialist. (Interview by Barbara Boughton). The Lancet. Oncology 2001. PMID: 11902520


  127. Plauth WH, Pantilat SZ, Wachter RM, Fenton CL. Hospitalists' perceptions of their residency training needs: results of a national survey. The American journal of medicine 2001. PMID: 11530039


  128. Auerbach AD, Nelson EA, Lindenauer PK, Pantilat SZ, Katz PP, Wachter RM. Physician attitudes toward and prevalence of the hospitalist model of care: results of a national survey. The American journal of medicine 2000. PMID: 11099685


  129. McPhee SJ, Rabow MW, Pantilat SZ, Markowitz AJ, Winker MA. Finding our way--perspectives on care at the close of life. JAMA 2000. PMID: 11074784


  130. Pantilat SZ. Care of dying patients: beyond symptom management. The Western journal of medicine 1999. PMID: 10578680


  131. Pantilat SZ. Just say yes: the use of opioids for managing pain at the end of life. The Western journal of medicine 1999. PMID: 10578681


  132. Pantilat SZ, Alpers A, Wachter RM. A new doctor in the house: ethical issues in hospitalist systems. JAMA 1999. PMID: 10411199


  133. Pantilat SZ, Chesney M, Lo B. Effect of incentives on the use of indicated services in managed care. The Western journal of medicine 1999. PMID: 10214099


  134. Lindenauer PK, Pantilat SZ, Katz PP, Wachter RM. Hospitalists and the practice of inpatient medicine: results of a survey of the National Association of Inpatient Physicians. Annals of internal medicine 1999. PMID: 10068403


  135. Dugdale DC, Epstein R, Pantilat SZ. Time and the patient-physician relationship. Journal of general internal medicine 1999. PMID: 9933493


  136. Gerbert B, Bronstone A, Pantilat S, McPhee S, Allerton M, Moe J. When asked, patients tell: disclosure of sensitive health-risk behaviors. Medical care 1999. PMID: 10413398


  137. Gerbert B, Bronstone A, McPhee S, Pantilat S, Allerton M. Development and testing of an HIV-risk screening instrument for use in health care settings. American journal of preventive medicine 1998. PMID: 9713665


  138. Gerbert B, Bronstone A, Wolff M, Maurer T, Berger T, Pantilat S, McPhee SJ. Improving primary care residents' proficiency in the diagnosis of skin cancer. Journal of general internal medicine 1998. PMID: 9502368


  139. Gerbert B, Maurer T, Berger T, Pantilat S, McPhee SJ, Wolff M, Bronstone A, Caspers N. Primary care physicians as gatekeepers in managed care. Primary care physicians' and dermatologists' skills at secondary prevention of skin cancer. Archives of dermatology 1996. PMID: 8795541