Stephanie Cheng, MD

Title(s)Assistant Professor, Medicine
SchoolSchool of Medicine
Address521 Parnassus Avenue
San Francisco CA 94117
Phone415-885-7671
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    George Washington UniversityHospice & Palliative Medicine/Integrative Medicine Fellowship2016Department of Geriatrics and Palliative Care
    Contra Costa Regional Medical CenterResidency2015Family Medicine
    Oregon Health & Sciences UniversityMD2012School of Medicine
    University of Notre DameBA2006Department of Anthropology
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    Oregon Health & Sciences University2012Alpha Omega Alpha (AOA) Honor Medical Society

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    Dr. Stephanie Cheng is a palliative care specialist who provides supportive care for patients with terminal or life-altering illnesses. She devotes most of her practice to outpatient care in the UCSF Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center's Symptom Management Service.

    Cheng has a special interest in holistic management of symptoms and improving quality of life through integrative approaches, especially by taking into consideration the psychosocial and spiritual aspects of wellness. She also has a background in massage therapy and has a longstanding meditation practice. Through Spirit Rock Insight Meditation Center and the Metta Institute, she completed a two-year program that explored illness, aging and death from a contemplative perspective and taught her how to incorporate mindfulness, compassion and other meditative practices into her work with patients and her own daily life. She also completed an 11-month chaplaincy training program through the Sati Center for Buddhist Studies.

    Cheng serves as one of the principal investigators for a clinical trial evaluating innovative medical visits pairing psycho-oncology and integrative palliative care for patients with advanced cancer. With colleagues at the UCSF Osher Center for Integrative Medicine, she also studies integrative approaches to treating common cancer-related symptoms.

    Cheng earned her medical degree at Oregon Health & Science University, then completed a family medicine residency at Contra Costa Regional Medical Center, an academic affiliate of UCSF. She completed a fellowship in hospice and palliative medicine, with an integrative medicine focus, at George Washington University.

    Cheng is a member of the American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine and the Academic Consortium for Integrative Medicine and Health.

    Outside of work, Cheng enjoys playing music and spending time outdoors. She is in the process of becoming a certified forest therapy guide through the Association of Nature and Forest Therapy and hopes to bring the practice of forest bathing (therapeutic immersion in nature based on the Japanese practice of shinrin-yoku) to her patients and colleagues.

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    1. What We Do: Key Activities of an Outpatient Palliative Care Team at an Academic Cancer Center. J Palliat Med. 2018 07; 21(7):999-1004. Bischoff K, Yang E, Kojimoto G, Shepard Lopez N, Holland S, Calton B, Adkins SH, Cheng S, Miller BJ, Rabow MW. PMID: 29431580.
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    2. Integrative Medicine for Geriatric and Palliative Care. Med Clin North Am. 2017 Sep; 101(5):1005-1029. Kogan M, Cheng S, Rao S, DeMocker S, Koroma Nelson M. PMID: 28802465.
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