Wendy Gabrielle Anderson
|School||UCSF School of Medicine|
|Address||521 Parnassus Ave, Clinic Sci |
San Francisco CA 94143
School or Department
|University of California San Diego||M.D.||School of Medicine||2001|
|Cambia Health Foundation||2014
||2016||Sojourns Leadership Program Scholar|
|UCSF Medical Center||2014||Exceptional Physician Award|
|University of California Center for Health Quality and Innovation||2012
||2013||University of California Health Fellow|
|UCSF Clinical and Translational Science Institute ||2009
|California HealthCare Foundation||2014
||2016||Health Care Leadership Program|
Wendy Anderson is Assistant Professor of Medicine in the UCSF Division of Hospital Medicine and Palliative Care Program. She leads a program of research, education, and quality improvement with the goal of improving care for seriously ill hospitalized patients. Her current projects focus on palliative care in the ICU. Dr. Anderson worked with critical care and palliative care colleagues in UCSF Medical Center and the Schools of Nursing and Medicine to developed the "IMPACT-ICU: Integrating Multidisciplinary Palliative Care into the ICU" project. This project integrates palliative care into intensive care units by training and supporting ICU bedside nurses to identify and address patient and family needs for symptom management, emotional support, and communication. She currently leads an expansion of the IMPACT-ICU project across the five University of California medical centers, and is developing a program to disseminate the program to other California hospitals. Dr. Anderson also co-leads efforts to engage patients and families into ICU care at UCSF through Project EMERGE. This project is redesigning ICU care to partner with patients and families, reduce preventable harms, and optimize patient and family experience and outcomes. Clinically, Dr. Anderson attends on the UCSF Palliative Care Consultation Service. She is actively involved in student, resident, and faculty education about communication, palliative care, pain management, and ethics.
Palliative Care, Communication, Implementation Science, Critical Care, Hospital Medicine, Pain Management, Research, Quality Improvement, Education, Mentoring, Interdisciplinary Care
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