Paul Lindenfeld, MD

Title(s)Associate Professor, Medicine
SchoolSchool of Medicine
Address550 16th Street, #6581
San Francisco CA 94158
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    University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MIB.S.05/1994Chemisty and Cellular and Molecular Biology
    University of Illinois at Chicago College of Medicine, Chicago, ILM.D.05/2001Medical School
    University of Washington , Seattle, WA06/2004Internal Medicine Residency
    Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles, CA06/2019Hospice and Palliative Care Fellowship
    University of California, San Francisco, CA05/2021Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Champion Training
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    Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society1999Elected junior year of medical school

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    Dr. Paul Lindenfeld is an Associate Professor of Medicine in the Division of Palliative Medicine. He is an attending physician in the Symptom Management Service at the Helen Diller Cancer Center at the Mission Bay campus and also the Outpatient Palliative Care Service at the Parnassus campus.

    Dr. Lindenfeld previously worked for 13 years in the field of primary care before completing a fellowship in hospice and palliative medicine at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center. He now works entirely in outpatient palliative medicine at UCSF where he provides symptom management, assists with advance care planning and supports patients with a variety of serious, chronic medical illnesses. Dr. Lindenfeld routinely provides palliative care to patients with malignancy, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis and other neurodegenerative illnesses, pulmonary fibrosis, advanced congestive heart failure and advanced kidney or liver disease. He is actively involved in teaching fellows, medicine and pharmacy residents, and medical students who are interested in learning about palliative medicine.

    Dr. Lindenfeld's academic interests center upon improving the current state of symptom management in palliative medicine. Examples of his interests include: use of buprenorphine for pain management in palliative care, improved treatment of cancer pain, novel approaches to the treatment of painful chemotherapy-induced peripheral neuropathy and neuropathic pain, the repurposing of existing medications for more effective symptom management in palliative care, and the development of novel therapeutic agents for symptom management.

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    1. A case of cetuximab-induced radiation recall skin dermatitis and review of the literature. Radiat Oncol J. 2023 Dec; 41(4):292-296. Sabol RA, Patel AM, Sabbagh A, Wilson C, Yuen F, Lindenfeld P, Aggarwal R, Breyer B, Mohamad O. PMID: 38185934; PMCID: PMC10772596.
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    2. 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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    3. 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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