Kana McKee, MD

Title(s)Associate Professor, Medicine
SchoolSchool of Medicine
Address4150 Clement St
San Francisco CA 94121
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    Princeton UniversityAB2002History
    Duke UniversityMD 2008School of Medicine
    University of California San FranciscoInternship, Internal Medicine2009Department of Medicine
    University of California San FranciscoResidency, Internal Medicine2011Department of Medicine
    University of California San FranciscoFellowship, Hospice and Palliative Medicine2016Department of Medicine
    University of California, San Francisco, CA2019Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Champion Training

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    Kana Y. McKee, MD is a Clinical Associate Professor at UCSF and an attending physician in the San Francisco VA Medical Center's outpatient Palliative Care Clinic, where she provides longitudinal palliative care to veterans living with serious illness and their families. Her goal is to help her patients live with the best quality of life possible for as long as possible, and to provide resources and support to their caregivers and family members. Prior to joining the SFVA Palliative Care Clinic, she was an attending physician on the inpatient Palliative Care Consult Service at UCSF's Moffitt-Long Hospital.

    Kana teaches clinical Palliative Care to UCSF fellows, residents, and medical students. She particularly enjoys teaching serious illness communication to health care trainees and professionals and is a faculty member of VitalTalk. She also has a strong interest in interprofessional palliative care education.

    When not at work, she can be found enjoying hiking, camping, and spending time with her husband, children, and very loyal dog.

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    1. Hearts and Minds: an Exercise in Clinical Reasoning. J Gen Intern Med. 2021 06; 36(6):1778-1783. Mayfield JJ, McKee KY, Zier LS, Kohlwes RJ. PMID: 33765236.
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    2. Family Meetings on Behalf of Patients with Serious Illness. N Engl J Med. 2020 Sep 10; 383(11):e71. Widera E, Anderson WG, Santhosh L, McKee KY, Smith AK, Frank J. PMID: 32905678.
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    3. Palliative care for patients with esophageal cancer: a narrative review. Ann Transl Med. 2020 Sep; 8(17):1103. Guyer DL, Almhanna K, McKee KY. PMID: 33145322.
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    4. Management of Grief, Depression, and Suicidal Thoughts in Serious Illness. Med Clin North Am. 2020 May; 104(3):503-524. McKee KY, Kelly A. PMID: 32312412.
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    5. Palliative Care in Heart Failure: What Triggers Specialist Consultation? Prog Cardiovasc Dis. 2017 Sep - Oct; 60(2):215-225. Psotka MA, McKee KY, Liu AY, Elia G, De Marco T. PMID: 28483606.
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    6. Habitual Prescribing of Laxatives-It's Time to Flush Outdated Protocols Down the Drain. JAMA Intern Med. 2016 08 01; 176(8):1217-9. McKee KY, Widera E, McKee KY, Widera E. PMID: 27322940.
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    7. Efficacy and safety of tunneled pleural catheters in adults with malignant pleural effusions: a systematic review. J Gen Intern Med. 2011 Jan; 26(1):70-6. Van Meter ME, McKee KY, Kohlwes RJ, Van Meter ME, McKee KY, Kohlwes RJ. PMID: 20697963; PMCID: PMC3024099.
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