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    Steven Pantilat, MD

    SchoolUCSF School of Medicine
    Address533 Parnassus Ave, UC Hall
    San Francisco CA 94143
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      University of California, San Francisco Residency School of Medicine
      University of California, San FranciscoM.D. School of Medicine1989
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      James Irvine Foundation2011Irvine Foundation Leadership Award
      American Academy of Hospice and Palliaitve Medicine2011Fellow
      Society of Hospital Medicine2010Senior Fellow in Hospital Medicine
      American Board of Internal Medicine2008Diplomate, Palliative Medicine
      Australian-American Fulbright Commission2007Fulbright Senior Scholar (University of Sydney, Royal Prince Alfred Hospital, Curtin University)
      UCSF2006Alan M. Kates and John M. Burnard Endowed Chair in Palliative Care
      Society of Hospital Medicine2005 - 2006President
      UCSF School of Medicine2004Excellence in Teaching Award
      UCSF School of Medicine2004Outstanding Lecture Series
      UCSF School of Medicine2001Excellence in Teaching Award
      Society of Hospital Medicine2001Award of Excellence in Teaching
      Open Society Institute1998Project on Death In American Faculty Scholar

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      Steven Pantilat, MD, is a Professor of Clinical Medicine in the Department of Medicine at the University of California, San Francisco, the Alan M. Kates and John M. Burnard Endowed Chair in Palliative Care, and the founding Director of the UCSF Palliative Care Program. Dr. Pantilat is also the Director of the UCSF Palliative Care Leadership Center that trains teams from hospitals across the country on how to establish Palliative Care Services. Dr. Pantilat is Board Certified in Hospice and Palliative Medicine and Internal Medicine. 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. Dr. Pantilat is also a hospitalist, and is a nationally recognized expert in hospital medicine as well as in Palliative Medicine. He is the Past-President, a past member of the Board of Directors, and the former Chair of the Ethics committee for the Society of Hospital Medicine. Dr. Pantilat is a member of the Program in Medical Ethics at UCSF and serves on the UCSF Medical Center Ethics Committee. In 2011 Dr. Pantilat received a Leadership Award from the James Irvine Foundation in recognition of his work to improve the lives of Californians.

      Dr. Pantilat, along with colleagues at UCSF, was a co-editor of a series in JAMA (the Journal of the American Medical Association) focused on improving end-of-life care titled “Perspectives on Care at the Close of Life.” That series was subsequently updated and published as a book in 2011 titled, “Care at the Close of Life” for which Dr. Pantilat served as a co-editor. Dr. Pantilat along with his colleague Dr. Tony Steimle, Chief of Cardiology for Kaiser Santa Clara, wrote the chapter on Palliative Care for Patients with Heart Disease. Dr. Pantilat’s extensive publications and research focus on improving care for seriously ill patients in hospitals, communication, and palliative care for people with heart disease. He is currently the Principal investigator of a randomized clinical trial of palliative care added to optimal medical management for improving quality of life, symptoms, and resource utilization for people with heart failure. Dr. Pantilat is also founding director of the Palliative Care Quality Network focused on improving the quality of care provided by palliative care services.

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