Anne Kinderman, MD

Professor

Palliative Medicine

Dr. Anne Kinderman is a Clinical Professor of Medicine at the University of California, San Francisco, and provides clinical care as an attending physician in the UCSF Division of Palliative Medicine. After completing her Internal Medicine Residency at UCSF and Hospice & Palliative Medicine Fellowship at Stanford, she returned to San Francisco General Hospital in 2009, to help develop the Supportive & Palliative Care Consult Service, as its founding Director. Between 2009 and 2021, Dr. Kinderman helped to develop inpatient and outpatient palliative care services, along with numerous quality improvement and educational initiatives within the San Francisco Health Network. Dr. Kinderman’s scholarly work has included developing a curriculum in palliative care interpreting for professional medical interpreters, promoting high-quality care for vulnerable patients with serious illness, and expanding palliative care services in safety net health systems. Within the American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine, she helped to create and served as the founding chair of a Special Interest Group focused on the healthcare Safety Net, which advances collaboration and scholarship among palliative care providers caring for vulnerable patients. In 2014, she received a Sojourns Scholars Leadership Award from the Cambia Health Foundation, to support her development as a leader in Palliative Care, and was subsequently named an Inspiring Leader Under 40 by the American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine.

Education
Fellowship, 2009 - Hospice & Palliative Medicine, Stanford University
Clinician-Educator Fellowship, 2008 - Internal Medicine, University of California, San Francisco
Residency, 2007 - Internal Medicine, University of California, San Francisco
MD, 2004 - Medicine, Rush Medical College
BA, 1999 - History, Yale University
Honors and Awards
  • Fellow designation, American Academy of Hospice & Palliative Medicine, 2022-2023
  • Inspiring Leader Under 40, American Academy of Hospice & Palliative Medicine, 2015-2016
  • Sojourns Scholar Leadership Award, Cambia Health Foundation, 2014-2016
  • Medicine Service Subspecialist Consultant of the Year Award, Department of Medicine, San Francisco General Hospital, 2012-2013
  • Young Investigator Award, Junior Faculty Division, American Academy of Hospice & Palliative Medicine, 2011-2012
  • Commitment to Patient Care Award, UCSF Symptom Management Service, 2007-2008
  • Excellence in General Medicine Award, UCSF Internal Medicine Residency, 2006-2007
Websites
Publications
  1. Nouri SS, Barnes DE, Shi Y, Volow AM, Shirsat N, Kinderman AL, Harris HA, Sudore RL. The PREPARE for Your Care program increases advance care planning engagement among diverse older adults with cancer. 2021. PMID: 34076892


  2. Rabow MW, Parrish M, Kinderman A, Freedman J, Harris H, Cox D, Liao S, Yu K, Ward K, Landau C, Kerr K. Staffing in California Public Hospital Palliative Care Clinics: A Report from the California Health Care Foundation Palliative Care in Public Hospitals Learning Community. Journal of palliative medicine 2021. PMID: 33400906


  3. Cimino T, Said K, Safier L, Harris H, Kinderman A. Psychosocial Distress Among Oncology Patients in the Safety Net. Psycho-oncology 2020. PMID: 32812290


  4. Anderson WG, Parrish M, Kerr K, Kinderman A, Rabow M, Schoen M, Meyers K. Generalist Palliative Care in the California Safety Net: A Structured Assessment to Design Interventions for a Range of Care Settings. The American journal of hospice & palliative care 2020. PMID: 32281414


  5. Xu MJ, Su D, Deboer R, Garcia M, Tahir P, Anderson W, Kinderman A, Braunstein S, Sherertz T. Palliative Oncologic Care Curricula for Providers in Resource-Limited and Underserved Communities: a Systematic Review. Journal of cancer education : the official journal of the American Association for Cancer Education 2017. PMID: 29264703


  6. Bischoff KE, O'Riordan DL, Fazzalaro K, Kinderman A, Pantilat SZ. Identifying Opportunities to Improve Pain Among Patients With Serious Illness. Journal of pain and symptom management 2017. PMID: 29030211


  7. Kinderman AL, Harris HA, Brousseau RT, Close P, Pantilat SZ. Starting and Sustaining Palliative Care in Public Hospitals: Lessons Learned from a Statewide Initiative. Journal of palliative medicine 2016. PMID: 27167527


  8. Kamal AH, Anderson WG, Boss RD, Brody AA, Campbell TC, Creutzfeldt CJ, Hurd CJ, Kinderman AL, Lindenberger EC, Reinke LF. The Cambia Sojourns Scholars Leadership Program: Project Summaries from the Inaugural Scholar Cohort. Journal of palliative medicine 2016. PMID: 27168030


  9. Kinderman A, Roat C, and Parrish M. “Improving Interpreting in Palliative Care.” Educational innovation abstract, J Palliative Medicine, 15(3):A-13, March “Improving Interpreting in Palliative Care.” Educational innovation abstract, J Palliative Medicine, 15(3):A-13, March 2012. PMID:


  10. Kinderman AL, Roat CA, and Parrish M. “Preventing the "Lost in Translation" Phenomenon: Piloting a Curriculum for Health Care Interpreters in End-of-Life Conversations (319-B)” Journal of Pain and Symptom Management, 43(2):353-354 “Preventing the "Lost in Translation" Phenomenon: Piloting a Curriculum for Health Care Interpreters in End-of-Life Conversations (319-B)” Journal of Pain and Symptom Management, 43(2):353-354. 2012. PMID:


  11. Parrish M and Kinderman A. “Spreading Palliative Care in Public Hospitals in California.” System change abstract, J Palliative Medicine, 15(3):A-4, March “Spreading Palliative Care in Public Hospitals in California.” System change abstract, J Palliative Medicine, 15(3):A-4, March 2012. PMID:


  12. Kinderman AL and Julian K. “Piloting a curriculum in ‘Practice Management’: Teaching New Dogs Old Tricks.” Educational innovation abstract, JGIM, April “Piloting a curriculum in ‘Practice Management’: Teaching New Dogs Old Tricks.” Educational innovation abstract, JGIM, April 2007. PMID:


  13. Kinderman AL and Shim TL. “Eosinophilic Gastroenteritis: A Rare Cause of Chronic Diarrhea and Ascites.” Clinical vignette, Journal of General Internal Medicine, 18:68, April “Eosinophilic Gastroenteritis: A Rare Cause of Chronic Diarrhea and Ascites.” Clinical vignette, Journal of General Internal Medicine, 18:68, April 2003. PMID:


  14. Harris HA, Epperhart R, Kinderman AL. “A Hospital Wedding Ceremony,” published by Chinese American Coalition for Compassionate Care, 2011 “A Hospital Wedding Ceremony,” published by Chinese American Coalition for Compassionate Care, 2011. . PMID: