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    Wendy Gabrielle Anderson

    TitleAssociate Professor
    SchoolUCSF School of Medicine
    Address521 Parnassus Ave, Clinic Sci
    San Francisco CA 94143

       Education and Training
      University of California San DiegoM.D.School of Medicine2001
       Awards and Honors
      California HealthCare Foundation2014 - 2016Health Care Leadership Program
      Cambia Health Foundation2014 - 2016Sojourns Leadership Program Scholar
      UCSF Medical Center2014Exceptional Physician Award
      University of California Center for Health Quality and Innovation2012 - 2013University of California Health Fellow
      UCSF Clinical and Translational Science Institute 2009 - 2013KL-2 Scholar

      Wendy Anderson is Associate Professor of Medicine In Residence 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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      1. Anderson WG. Quantifying the value of palliative care and advance care planning. Crit Care Med. 2015 May; 43(5):1147-9.
        View in: PubMed
      2. Mills L, Anderson W. Understanding how institutional culture affects attending physicians' and trainees' resuscitation discussions. JAMA Intern Med. 2015 May 1; 175(5):819-20.
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      3. Roza KA, Horton JR, Johnson K, Anderson WG. Update in hospice and palliative care. J Palliat Med. 2014 Mar; 17(3):351-7.
        View in: PubMed PMC3952592
      4. Anderson WG, Flint LA, Horton JR, Johnson K, Mourad M, Sharpe BA. Update in hospital palliative care. J Hosp Med. 2013 Dec; 8(12):715-20.
        View in: PubMed PMC3864762
      5. Lakin JR, Le E, Mourad M, Hollander H, Anderson WG. Incentivizing residents to document inpatient advance care planning. JAMA Intern Med. 2013 Sep 23; 173(17):1652-4.
        View in: PubMed PMC3864763
      6. Anderson WG, Cimino JW, Lo B. Seriously ill hospitalized patients' perspectives on the benefits and harms of two models of hospital CPR discussions. Patient Educ Couns. 2013 Dec; 93(3):633-40.
        View in: PubMed PMC3864765
      7. Chittenden EH, Anderson WG, Lai CJ, O'Sullivan P. An evaluation of interactive web-based curricula for teaching code status discussions. J Palliat Med. 2013 Sep; 16(9):1070-3.
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      8. Anderson WG, Kools S, Lyndon A. Dancing around death: hospitalist-patient communication about serious illness. Qual Health Res. 2013 Jan; 23(1):3-13.
        View in: PubMed PMC3502664
      9. Adams K, Cimino JE, Arnold RM, Anderson WG. Why should I talk about emotion? Communication patterns associated with physician discussion of patient expressions of negative emotion in hospital admission encounters. Patient Educ Couns. 2012 Oct; 89(1):44-50.
        View in: PubMed PMC3462304
      10. Anderson WG, Goldstein NE. Update in hospice and palliative care. J Palliat Med. 2012 Feb; 15(2):236-41.
        View in: PubMed PMC3280591
      11. Anderson WG, Winters K, Auerbach AD. Patient concerns at hospital admission. Arch Intern Med. 2011 Aug 8; 171(15):1399-400.
        View in: PubMed PMC3365533
      12. Anderson WG, Chase R, Pantilat SZ, Tulsky JA, Auerbach AD. Code status discussions between attending hospitalist physicians and medical patients at hospital admission. J Gen Intern Med. 2011 Apr; 26(4):359-66.
        View in: PubMed PMC3055965
      13. 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. Am J Hosp Palliat Care. 2011 Mar; 28(2):102-8.
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      14. Dzul-Church V, Cimino JW, Adler SR, Wong P, Anderson WG. "I'm sitting here by myself ...": experiences of patients with serious illness at an Urban Public Hospital. J Palliat Med. 2010 Jun; 13(6):695-701.
        View in: PubMed PMC2938893
      15. Anderson WG, Winters K, Arnold RM, Puntillo KA, White DB, Auerbach AD. Studying physician-patient communication in the acute care setting: the hospitalist rapport study. Patient Educ Couns. 2011 Feb; 82(2):275-9.
        View in: PubMed PMC3025053
      16. Anderson WG, Goldstein NE. Update in hospice and palliative care. J Palliat Med. 2010 Feb; 13(2):197-202.
        View in: PubMed PMC2883529
      17. Anderson WG, McNamara MC, Arnold RM. Systematic reviews and meta-analyses. J Palliat Med. 2009 Oct; 12(10):937-46.
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      18. Anderson WG, Williams JE, Bost JE, Barnard D. Exposure to death is associated with positive attitudes and higher knowledge about end-of-life care in graduating medical students. J Palliat Med. 2008 Nov; 11(9):1227-33.
        View in: PubMed PMC2941667
      19. Back AL, Anderson WG, Bunch L, Marr LA, Wallace JA, Yang HB, Arnold RM. Communication about cancer near the end of life. Cancer. 2008 Oct 1; 113(7 Suppl):1897-910.
        View in: PubMed PMC3123252
      20. Anderson WG, Arnold RM, Angus DC, Bryce CL. Posttraumatic stress and complicated grief in family members of patients in the intensive care unit. J Gen Intern Med. 2008 Nov; 23(11):1871-6.
        View in: PubMed PMC2585673
      21. Anderson WG, Arnold RM, Angus DC, Bryce CL. Passive decision-making preference is associated with anxiety and depression in relatives of patients in the intensive care unit. J Crit Care. 2009 Jun; 24(2):249-54.
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      22. Anderson WG, Alexander SC, Rodriguez KL, Jeffreys AS, Olsen MK, Pollak KI, Tulsky JA, Arnold RM. "What concerns me is..." Expression of emotion by advanced cancer patients during outpatient visits. Support Care Cancer. 2008 Jul; 16(7):803-11.
        View in: PubMed PMC2838893
      23. Evans WG, Tulsky JA, Back AL, Arnold RM. Communication at times of transitions: how to help patients cope with loss and re-define hope. Cancer J. 2006 Sep-Oct; 12(5):417-24.
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      24. Evans WG, Cutson TM, Steinhauser KE, Tulsky JA. Is there no place like home? Caregivers recall reasons for and experience upon transfer from home hospice to inpatient facilities. J Palliat Med. 2006 Feb; 9(1):100-10.
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      25. Porter-Williamson K, von Gunten CF, Garman K, Herbst L, Bluestein HG, Evans W. Improving knowledge in palliative medicine with a required hospice rotation for third-year medical students. Acad Med. 2004 Aug; 79(8):777-82.
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