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Amy Markowitz

TitleEditorial Consultant
SchoolUCSF School of Medicine
DepartmentCTSI
Address550 16th Street, 2nd Floor
San Francisco CA 94158
Emailamymarkowitz@gmail.com
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    Amy J. Markowitz, JD is a freelance editor, scientific writing mentor and instructor, and curriculum development consultant, with particular expertise in medicine and health policy. She is the Scientific Writing Specialist and Editorial Consultant for UCSF’s Clinical and Translational Research Career Development (K) Program, and Program Manager for the Traumatic Brain Injury Endpoints Development Initiative at SFGH; she also serves as the Project Editor to the UCSF Health Workforce on Long-Term Care Research Center.

    Amy was a co-creator and founding Managing Editor of JAMA's "Care of the Aging Patient" section, and served in the same capacity for JAMA’s “Perspectives on Care at the Close of Life” section and the Annals of Internal Medicine’s “Quality Grand Rounds” series.

    Amy is an editor-for-hire for manuscript, book, individual investigator and multi-center grant, Web site, and curriculum development projects, and provides on-site writing instruction through seminars and one-on-one tutorials. In addition to her work at UCSF, she has served as writer and editor for such diverse clients as Google, the California HealthCare Foundation, and amFAR TREAT Asia’s HIV network, based in Bangkok, Thailand. She has developed an interest and expertise in assisting writers and researchers writing for English-language journals for whom English is not a first language, as well as for investigators with learning differences.


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    1. Markowitz A, Rabow MW. Palliative care for patients with head and neck cancer: "I would like a quick return to a normal lifestyle". JAMA. 2008 Jun 11; 299(22):2679. PMID: 18544727.
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    2. Markowitz A, Rabow MW. Management of intractable nausea and vomiting in patients at the end of life: "I was feeling nauseous all of the time . . . nothing was working". JAMA. 2008 Apr 16; 299(15):1826. PMID: 18413877.
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    3. Markowitz A, McPhee SJ. Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis: "prepare for the worst and hope for the best" [corrected]. JAMA. 2007 Sep 12; 298(10):1208. PMID: 17848655.
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    4. Markowitz A, Rabow MW. Palliative management of fatigue at the close of life: "it feels like my body is just worn out". JAMA. 2007 Jul 11; 298(2):217. PMID: 17622603.
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    5. Markowitz A, McPhee SJ. End-of-life care for homeless patients: "she says she is there to help me in any situation". JAMA. 2007 Jan 17; 297(3):305. PMID: 17227982.
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    6. Markowitz A, Pantilat SZ. Palliative care for frail older adults: "there are things I can't do anymore that I wish I could". JAMA. 2006 Dec 27; 296(24):2967. PMID: 17190898.
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    7. Markowitz A, McPhee SJ. Spiritual issues in the care of dying patients: ". . . It's okay between me and God". JAMA. 2006 Nov 8; 296(18):2254. PMID: 17090772.
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    8. Wachter RM, Shojania KG, Markowitz A, Smith M, Saint S. Quality grand rounds: the case for patient safety. Ann Intern Med. 2006 Oct 17; 145(8):629-30. PMID: 17043345.
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    9. Markowitz A, McPhee SJ. Sudden traumatic death in children: "we did everything but your child didn't survive". JAMA. 2006 Sep 20; 296(11):1393. PMID: 16985232.
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    10. Markowitz A, McPhee SJ. Integrating palliative care for liver transplant candidates: "too well for transplant, too sick for life". JAMA. 2006 Jun 14; 295(22):2655. PMID: 16772629.
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    11. Markowitz A, McPhee SJ. Caring for the child with cancer at the close of life. JAMA. 2005 Mar 16; 293(11):1382. PMID: 15769972.
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    12. Markowitz A, Rabow MW. Palliative care for patients with heart failure. JAMA. 2004 Oct 13; 292(14):1744. PMID: 15479940.
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    13. Markowitz A, Rabow MW. Overcoming the false dichotomy of "curative" vs "palliative" care for late-stage HIV/AIDS: "let me live the way I want to live, until I can't". JAMA. 2004 Jan 28; 291(4):492. PMID: 14747507.
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    14. Markowitz A, McPhee SJ. Complexities in prognostication in advanced cancer: "to help them live their lives the way they want to". JAMA. 2003 Oct 15; 290(15):2056. PMID: 14559960.
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    15. Markowitz A, Rabow MW. Practical considerations in dialysis withdrawal: "to have that option is a blessing". JAMA. 2003 Aug 13; 290(6):815. PMID: 12915435.
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    16. Markowitz A, Rabow MW. Alzheimer disease: "it's okay, mama, if you want to go, it's okay". JAMA. 2003 Jul 2; 290(1):105. PMID: 12837718.
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    17. Markowitz A, McPhee SJ. Adolescent grief: "It never really hit me... until it actually happened". JAMA. 2002 Dec 4; 288(21):2741. PMID: 12460098.
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    18. Rabow MW, Markowitz A. Responding to requests for physician-assisted suicide: "These are uncharted waters for both of us... ". JAMA. 2002 Nov 13; 288(18):2332. PMID: 12425712.
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    19. McPhee SJ, Markowitz A. Reflections at a palliative care unit. JAMA. 2002 Sep 11; 288(10):1279. PMID: 12215136.
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    20. Wachter RM, Shojania KG, Saint S, Markowitz A, Smith M. Learning from our mistakes: quality grand rounds, a new case-based series on medical errors and patient safety. Ann Intern Med. 2002 Jun 4; 136(11):850-2. PMID: 12044134.
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    21. Markowitz A, Rabow M. Management of dyspnea in patients with far-advanced lung disease. JAMA. 2002 May 1; 287(17):2261. PMID: 11980526.
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    22. Markowitz A, Rabow MW. Caring for bereaved patients: "All the doctors just suddenly go". JAMA. 2002 Feb 20; 287(7):882. PMID: 11851581.
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    23. McPhee SJ, Markowitz A. Psychological considerations, growth, and transcendence at the end of life: the art of the possible. JAMA. 2001 Dec 19; 286(23):3002. PMID: 11743842.
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    24. Rabow MW, Markowitz A. Perspectives on care at the close of life. Serving patients who may die soon and their families. JAMA. 2001 Sep 19; 286(11):1377. PMID: 11560544.
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    25. Pantilat SZ, Markowitz A. Perspectives on care at the close of life. Initiating end-of-life discussions with seriously ill patients. JAMA. 2001 Jun 13; 285(22):2906. PMID: 11401613.
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    26. Shojania KG, Duncan BW, McDonald KM, Wachter RM, Markowitz A. Making health care safer: a critical analysis of patient safety practices. Evid Rep Technol Assess (Summ). 2001; (43):i-x, 1-668. PMID: 11510252.
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    27. McPhee SJ, Rabow MW, Pantilat SZ, Markowitz A, Winker MA. Finding our way--perspectives on care at the close of life. JAMA. 2000 Nov 15; 284(19):2512-3. PMID: 11074784.
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