Pramita Kuruvilla, MD

Title(s)Associate Professor, Medicine
SchoolSchool of Medicine
Address521 Parnassus Avenue, #001
San Francisco CA 94117
ORCID ORCID Icon0009-0003-5137-378X Additional info
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    University of California, San Francisco, San Francisco2024Teaching Scholars Program
    University of California, San Francisco, San Francisco, CA2022Hospice and Palliative Medicine Fellowship
    University of California, San Francisco, San Francisco2020Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Champion Training
    America's Essentials Hospitals, Washington, DC2014Leadership Fellowship
    Contra Costa Family Medicine Residency Program, Martinez, CA2007Chief Resident
    Yale University, New Haven, CTMD2004School of Medicine
    University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CABA1999French
    Université de Paris IV, La Sorbonne, Paris, France1998Art History

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    Pramita Kuruvilla, MD, FAAFP, HEC-C, is an Associate Professor of Medicine at UCSF, where she works clinically with the Symptom Management Service at the Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center and the inpatient Palliative Care Service.

    Dr. Kuruvilla earned her medical degree at Yale University School of Medicine and completed a family medicine residency at UCSF-affiliated Contra Costa Regional Medical Center (CCRMC). She completed a leadership fellowship through America's Essentials Hospitals and a clinical fellowship in Hospice and Palliative Medicine at UCSF. She is board-certified in Family Medicine and Hospice and Palliative Medicine, and she has earned her Healthcare Ethics Consultant-Certified Credential.

    Prior to joining UCSF, Dr. Kuruvilla worked for many years as an ICU physician and Bioethics consultant, and she has extensive experience caring for patients and families navigating critical illness. Previously, she was the Assistant Medical Director of CCRMC Critical Care Services, Chair of the CCRMC Bioethics Committee, and a volunteer with Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) in peri-civil war Côte d'Ivoire. She currently serves on the MSF-USA DEI Council.

    Dr. Kuruvilla's academic interests include Serious Illness Communication, Medical Education, Bioethics, Global Health, Leadership Development, Narrative Medicine, and Clinician Wellbeing.

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    1. When the Boards Fail Us-Structural Bias in Certification Examinations. JAMA Intern Med. 2024 Apr 01; 184(4):349-350. Kuruvilla P. PMID: 38345810.
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    2. Journal of Pain and Symptom Management. Sliding Doors: The Ethics of Patient Preferences for Providers from Different Backgrounds. 2023; 65(5):e669. Kim J, Rewal M, Kuruvilla P. View Publication.
    3. End of life ethics and the importance of doing the right thing . 2012. Pramita Kuruvilla, MD. View Publication.
    4. A method to quantify and compare clinicians' assessments of patient understanding during counseling of standardized patients. Patient Education and Counseling. 2009; 77(1):128-135. Farrell MH, Kuruvilla P, Eskra KL, Christopher SA, Brienza RS. View Publication.
    5. Assessment of parental understanding by pediatric residents during counseling after newborn genetic screening. Archives of Pediatrics & Adolescent Medicine. 2008; 162(3):199-204. Farrell MH, Kuruvilla P. View Publication.
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