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Stephanie Cheng, MD

Title(s)Assistant Professor, Medicine
SchoolSchool of Medicine
Phone415-476-4838
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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 physician who provides holistic care for patients with terminal or life-altering illnesses. She devotes most of her clinical time to outpatient palliative care at the UCSF Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center Symptom Management Service.

    Cheng has a special interest in symptom management and improving quality of life through integrative approaches, which combine conventional and complementary therapies. She has a background in massage therapy and has a longstanding meditation practice. She completed a two-year program through Spirit Rock Meditation Center and the Metta Institute that explored illness, aging, and death from a contemplative perspective and deepened her ability to incorporate mindfulness, compassion, and other meditation practices into her work with patients and her own daily life. She also completed an 11-month chaplaincy training through the Sati Center for Buddhist Studies.

    Cheng earned her medical degree at Oregon Health & Science University, then completed a family medicine residency at Contra Costa Regional Medical Center, which has an academic affiliation with 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 Academic Consortium for Integrative Medicine and Health.

    Outside of work, Cheng enjoys playing music, spending time outdoors, and spending time with her loved ones and dog.

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    1. Bischoff K, Yang E, Kojimoto G, Shepard Lopez N, Holland S, Calton B, Adkins SH, Cheng S, Miller BJ, Rabow MW. 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. PMID: 29431580.
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    2. Kogan M, Cheng S, Rao S, DeMocker S, Koroma Nelson M. Integrative Medicine for Geriatric and Palliative Care. Med Clin North Am. 2017 Sep; 101(5):1005-1029. PMID: 28802465.
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