Anne Kinderman, MD

Assoc Clinical Professor

Hospital Medicine ZSFG

Dr. Anne Kinderman is an Associate Clinical Professor of Medicine at the University of California, San Francisco, and is the Director of the Supportive & Palliative Care Service at San Francisco General Hospital. After completing her Internal Medicine Residency at UCSF and Hospice & Palliative Medicine Fellowship at Stanford, she returned to San Francisco General in 2009, to help develop the Supportive & Palliative Care Consult Service, as its founding Director. 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.

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
  • 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
  1. Psychosocial Distress Among Oncology Patients in the Safety Net.
  2. Generalist Palliative Care in the California Safety Net: A Structured Assessment to Design Interventions for a Range of Care Settings.
  3. Palliative Oncologic Care Curricula for Providers in Resource-Limited and Underserved Communities: a Systematic Review.
  4. Identifying Opportunities to Improve Pain Among Patients With Serious Illness.
  5. Starting and Sustaining Palliative Care in Public Hospitals: Lessons Learned from a Statewide Initiative.
  6. The Cambia Sojourns Scholars Leadership Program: Project Summaries from the Inaugural Scholar Cohort.
  7. “Improving Interpreting in Palliative Care.” Educational innovation abstract, J Palliative Medicine, 15(3):A-13, March
  8. “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
  9. “Spreading Palliative Care in Public Hospitals in California.” System change abstract, J Palliative Medicine, 15(3):A-4, March
  10. “Piloting a curriculum in ‘Practice Management’: Teaching New Dogs Old Tricks.” Educational innovation abstract, JGIM, April
  11. “Eosinophilic Gastroenteritis: A Rare Cause of Chronic Diarrhea and Ascites.” Clinical vignette, Journal of General Internal Medicine, 18:68, April
  12. “A Hospital Wedding Ceremony,” published by Chinese American Coalition for Compassionate Care, 2011