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Paul Lindenfeld, MD

Title(s)Associate Professor, Medicine
SchoolSchool of Medicine
Address550 16th. Street
San Francisco CA 94158
Phone415-514-1966
ORCID ORCID Icon0000-0001-7698-4892 Additional info
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    Collapse Education and Training
    Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles, CA06/2019Hospice and Palliative Care Fellowship
    University of Washington , Seattle, WA06/2004Internal Medicine Residency
    University of Illinois at Chicago College of Medicine, Chicago, ILM.D.05/2001Medical School
    University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MIB.S.05/1994Chemisty and Cellular and Molecular Biology
    Collapse Awards and Honors
    Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society1999Elected junior year of medical school

    Collapse Overview 
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    After practicing for over 10 years in primary care, I am delighted to have had the opportunity for further specialized training in palliative care. I am now exclusively practicing outpatient palliative care at UCSF. As part of the UCSF Symptom Management Service, I work closely with the oncology team to manage: cancer-related pain, fatigue, weight loss, depression/anxiety, gastrointestinal symptoms, and other symptoms with the goal of improving my patients' quality of life and function. I also assist with advanced care planning in the setting of serious medical illness. Prior to COVID-19, I was also able to make house calls for patients with a variety of serious medical illness as part of the UCSF Home-Based Palliative Care Service. I enjoy developing relationships with my patients and do my best to get to know them holistically. I find it extremely rewarding to reduce the limiting effects of pain, depression, and other symptoms for my patients facing life-threatening illness. I take a collaborative approach to working with other medical team members and am always looking for novel or creative ways to reduce the symptom burden for my patients.