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.