Carly Zapata, MD, MPH

Title(s)Associate Professor, Medicine
SchoolSchool of Medicine
Address521 Parnassus Avenue, #5223
San Francisco CA 94117
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    University of California, San Francisco2017Palliative Medicine Fellowship
    University of California, San Francisco2016Chief Resident
    University of California, San Francisco2015Internal Medicine Residency
    Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public HealthMPH2012
    Harvard Medical SchoolMD2012
    Johns Hopkins UniversityB.A.2006
    University of California, San Francisco, CA2018Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Champion Training

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    Dr. Carly Zapata is Assistant Professor of Medicine in the Division of Palliative Medicine. She serves as an attending physician on the Palliative Care Consult Service at Parnassus, the Symptom Management Service in the Helen Diller Cancer Center, and the Outpatient Palliative Care Service at Parnassus. She also serves as the director of the Hospice and Palliative Medicine Fellowship at UCSF.

    Dr. Zapata received her undergraduate degree from Johns Hopkins University and attended medical school at Harvard University, where she also completed a Master of Public Health degree from the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. She did her internal medicine residency at UCSF followed by a year as a Chief Resident at Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital before completing her Hospice and Palliative Medicine fellowship at UCSF. She is board certified in Internal Medicine and Hospice and Palliative Medicine.

    Dr. Zapata's academic interests include assessing and addressing the needs of family caregivers of patients with serious illness and health care disparities in palliative care.

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    1. Strategies to Make Telemedicine a Friend, Not a Foe, in the Provision of Accessible and Equitable Cancer Care. Cancers (Basel). 2023 Oct 24; 15(21). Calton BA, Nouri S, Davila C, Kotwal A, Zapata C, Bischoff KE. PMID: 37958296; PMCID: PMC10647602.
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    2. A Systematic Approach to Assessing and Addressing Palliative Care Needs in an Outpatient Population. J Pain Symptom Manage. 2023 09; 66(3):270-280.e8. Bischoff KE, Vanegas G, O'Riordan DL, Sumser B, Long J, Lin J, Berkey AR, Kobayashi E, Zapata C, Rabow MW, Pantilat SZ. PMID: 37380147.
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    3. Hispanic/Latinx and Spanish Language Concordance Among Palliative Care Clinicians and Patients in Hospital Settings in California. Am J Hosp Palliat Care. 2024 Jan; 41(1):73-77. Zapata C, Poore T, O'Riordan D, Pantilat SZ. PMID: 37073754; PMCID: PMC10709994.
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    4. Honoring What We Say We Do: Developing Real-World Tools for Routine Family Caregiver Assessment and Support in Outpatient Palliative Care. J Palliat Med. 2023 03; 26(3):376-384. Zapata CB, Dionne-Odom JN, Harris HA, Kalanithi L, Lin J, Bischoff K, Fazzalaro K, Pantilat SZ. PMID: 36608316.
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    5. Outpatient Palliative Care for Noncancer Illnesses: One Program's Experience with Implementation, Impact, and Lessons Learned. J Palliat Med. 2022 10; 25(10):1468-1475. Bischoff KE, Lin J, Cohen E, O'Riordan DL, Meister S, Zapata C, Sicotte J, Lindenfeld P, Calton B, Pantilat SZ. PMID: 35442773.
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    6. Embedded Palliative Care for Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis: A Pilot Program and Lessons Learned. Neurol Clin Pract. 2022 Feb; 12(1):68-75. Fahrner-Scott K, Zapata C, O'Riordan DL, Cohen E, Rosow L, Pantilat SZ, Lomen-Hoerth C, Bischoff KE. PMID: 36157626; PMCID: PMC9491500.
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    7. A single center evaluation of applicant experiences in virtual interviews across eight internal medicine subspecialty fellowship programs. Med Educ Online. 2021 Dec; 26(1):1946237. Huppert LA, Hsu G, Elnachef N, Flint L, Frank JA, Gensler LS, Hsiao EC, Khanna RR, Qasim A, Schwartz BS, Widera E, Zapata C, Babik JM. PMID: 34187346; PMCID: PMC8253192.
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    8. Better Together: A Mixed-Methods Study of Palliative Care Co-Management for Patients with Interstitial Lung Disease. J Palliat Med. 2021 12; 24(12):1823-1832. 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. PMID: 34115958.
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    9. Better in Virtually Every Way. J Palliat Med. 2021 06; 24(6):811-812. Zapata C, Doyle K, deLima Thomas J, Biewald M, Lindenberger E. PMID: 34061673.
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    10. Embedded palliative care for patients with metastatic colorectal cancer: a mixed-methods pilot study. Support Care Cancer. 2020 Dec; 28(12):5995-6010. Bischoff KE, Zapata C, Sedki S, Ursem C, O'Riordan DL, England AE, Thompson N, Alfaro A, Rabow MW, Atreya CE. PMID: 32285263.
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    11. We May Not "Have It All," But We Can Make It Better through Structural Changes. J Hosp Med. 2018 12; 13(12):877-878. Zapata CB, Santhosh L. PMID: 30496331.
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    12. Survival Techniques. JAMA. 2018 Jun 05; 319(21):2171-2172. Zapata CB. PMID: 29872862.
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    13. Feasibility of a Video-Based Advance Care Planning Website to Facilitate Group Visits among Diverse Adults from a Safety-Net Health System. J Palliat Med. 2018 06; 21(6):853-856. Zapata C, Lum HD, Wistar E, Horton C, Sudore RL. PMID: 29461918; PMCID: PMC6037186.
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    14. Concurrent urologic and palliative care after cystectomy for treatment of muscle-invasive bladder cancer. Urol Oncol. 2015 Jun; 33(6):267.e23-9. Rabow MW, Benner C, Shepard N, Meng MV. PMID: 25814144.
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    15. The natural history of symptoms and distress in patients and families following cystectomy for treatment of muscle invasive bladder cancer. J Urol. 2014 Apr; 191(4):937-42. Benner C, Greenberg M, Shepard N, Meng MV, Rabow MW. PMID: 24184369.
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    16. The impact of a culturally tailored patient navigator program on cervical cancer prevention in Latina women. J Womens Health (Larchmt). 2013 May; 22(5):426-31. Percac-Lima S, Benner CS, Lui R, Aldrich LS, Oo SA, Regan N, Chabner BA. PMID: 23621746; PMCID: PMC3941919.
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    17. Use of a pharmaceutically adulterated dietary supplement, Pai You Guo, among Brazilian-born women in the United States. J Gen Intern Med. 2012 Jan; 27(1):51-6. Cohen PA, Benner C, McCormick D. PMID: 21845487; PMCID: PMC3250540.
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