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.