Michael Rabow, MD

PROFESSOR OF CLINICAL MEDICINE

Medicine Home, Palliative Medicine

Michael W. Rabow, MD, FAAHPM, the Helen Diller Family Chair in Palliative Care, is a Professor of Clinical Medicine and Urology and Associate Chief of Education & Mentoring in the Division of Palliative Medicine, Department of Medicine, at the University of California, San Francisco. Dr. Rabow attended UCSF for medical school and general internal medicine residency training.  He completed fellowships at UCSF in general medicine, as well as in medical education research and is board-certified in internal medicine and hospice & palliative care. For 25 years previously, Dr. Rabow was in the Division of General Medicine and continued an active primary care practice along with his work in palliative care.

Program Development
Dr. Rabow directs a leading outpatient palliative care program-- the Symptom Management Service-- at the UCSF Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center.  One of the largest palliative care programs in a cancer center nationally, the Symptom Management Service currently provides outpatient palliative care co-management in more than 30 half-day clinics weekly across three campuses at UCSF. He was the founding director of the UCSF/Mount Zion Hospital and Bakar Hospital Palliative Care Consultation Services. 

Research
Dr. Rabow is a national expert in outpatient palliative care research and service delivery. He has conducted both controlled and longitudinal trials of outpatient palliative care consultation, as well as multiple surveys of current outpatient palliative care consultation practices nationally. He is currently part of a PCORI study examining home-based palliative care. He lectures widely and has published over 60 papers in peer-reviewed journals in the areas of palliative care, spirituality, family caregiving, and end-of-life care education.

Consultation
An expert in Community-Based Palliative Care, Dr. Rabow also serves as a consultant to medical centers nationally working to develop or expand their palliative care services, and as a consultant to numerous prominent professional or philanthropic organizations dedicated to expanding palliative care access and quality. Dr. Rabow served as the lead of the project advisory board for the “Improving Palliative Care in the Outpatient Setting” (IPAL-OP) initiative at the Center to Advance Palliative Care. He directed the outpatient palliative care service assessment team for the National Comprehensive Cancer Network. Dr. Rabow is on the advisory board to the Palliative Care Institute of the California State University at San Marcos, which provides online education and certification for members of the palliative care interdisciplinary team.

Dr. Rabow is one of the leads of the UCSF Palliative Care Leadership Center (PCLC) and a member of the curriculum development committee for the PCLC Initiative nationally. The PCLC Initiative has trained more than 1000 hospital- and community-based palliative care programs in the United States. Previously, Dr. Rabow helped direct the California Hospital Initiative in Palliative Services, the first program to support the development of hospital-based palliative care services in California. In addition, Dr. Rabow served as a technical advisor and member of the leadership team for the Archstone Foundation’s Hospital-Based Palliative Care Service Innovations project.

Education
Dr. Rabow is the founding director of the Center for Education in Palliative Care at UCSF/Mount Zion, which also serves as the central hub for palliative care education across the UCSF enterprise. Dr. Rabow is an active member of the UCSF Academy of Medical Educators. He was Assistant Editor for the bimonthly section in the Journal of the American Medical Association entitled “Perspectives on Care at the Close of Life.” This series now appears as a palliative care textbook, Care at the Close of Life. For 15 years, he served as the Director of the Center for the Study of the Healer’s Art at the Institute for the Study of Health and Illness at Commonweal in California. Dr. Rabow is the Associate Editor of the world’s best-selling annually-updated general medicine textbook, Current Medical Diagnosis and Treatment. Dr. Rabow is the executive producer of “The Caregivers” documentary film and accompanying family caregiver handbook.

Major Awards
In addition to numerous UCSF teaching awards and awards for research presentations at national meetings, in 2016, Dr. Rabow was selected as the winner of the AAHPM PDIA National Palliative Care Leadership Award. He is a past recipient of the Soros Project on Death in America award and the Hastings Center Cunniff-Dixon Physician Award.

Education
2018 - Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Champion Training, University of California
M.D., 1993 - School of Medicine, University of California, San Francisco
Residency, - School of Medicine, University of California, San Francisco
Honors and Awards
  • The Hastings Center Cunniff-Dixon Physician Award, The Hastings Center, 2012
  • Geriatrics Abstract Award, “Palliative and Oncologic Co-Management: Symptom Management for Outpatien, Society of General Internal Medicine, 2011
  • Honorable Mention, UCSF Exceptional Physician Award, UCSF, 2011
  • Second Place, Best Paper Award, International Conference on Cancer Education, American Association of Cancer Education, 2010
  • Essential Core Teaching Award for Outstanding Lecture from the UCSF Class of 2012, UCSf, 2010
  • American Association of Hospice and Palliative Medicine Paper Award, “Filming the Family: Evaluation, AAHPM, 2009
  • Best Research Poster, AAMC Western Regional GEA/GSA Annual Conference, AAMC, 2004
  • California Clinician-Educator Award, Society of General Internal Medicine, 2004
  • Outstanding Lecture Award from the UCSF Class of 2006, UCSF, 2004
  • David E. Rogers Junior Faculty Education Award, Society of General Internal Medicine, 2002
  • Project on Death in America, Faculty Scholar, Soros Foundation, 2002
  • Robert H. Crede Award for Excellence in Teaching, UCSF, 2000
  • UCSF/Mount Zion Medical Residency Teaching Award, UCSF, 1999
  • Alpha Omerga Alpha, UCSF, 1993
  • Summa Cum Laude, Harvard University, 1987
Websites
Publications
  1. Chen WC, Boreta L, Braunstein SE, Rabow MW, Kaplan LE, Tenenbaum JD, Morin O, Park CC, Hong JC. Association of mental health diagnosis with race and all-cause mortality after a cancer diagnosis: Large-scale analysis of electronic health record data. Cancer 2021. PMID: 34550601


  2. Lorenz K, Dy S, DeNatale M, Rabow MW, Spruijt O, Anderson K, Agar M, Mickelsen J, Vallath N. Epilogue: Reflections from International Mentors of the Quality Improvement Training Programme in India. Indian journal of palliative care 2021. PMID: 34511790


  3. Pollock Y, Zhang L, Kenfield SA, Van Blarigan EL, Rodvelt T, Rabow M, Macaire G, Weinberg R, Topp K, Friedlander T, Lin A, Fong L, Kim W, Ma B, Hough J, Lee M, Paciorek A, Ryan CJ, Chan JM, Small E, Aggarwal R. A multidisciplinary team-based approach with lifestyle modification and symptom management to address the impact of androgen deprivation therapy in prostate cancer: A randomized phase II study. Urologic oncology 2021. PMID: 34304981


  4. Rabow MW, Keyssar JR, Long J, Aoki M, Kojimoto G. Palliative Care Education During COVID-19: The MERI Center for Education in Palliative Care at UCSF/Mt. Zion. The American journal of hospice & palliative care 2021. PMID: 33691520


  5. Schumacher KL, Plano Clark VL, Rabow MW, Paul SM, Miaskowski C. The Experience of Complex Pain Dynamics in Oncology Outpatients: A Longitudinal Qualitative Analysis. Cancer nursing 2019. PMID: 31569180


  6. Samuels V, Schoppee TM, Greenlee A, Gordon D, Jean S, Smith V, Reed T, Kittelson S, Quest T, O'Mahony S, Hauser J, Guay MOD, Rabow MW, Emanuel L, Fitchett G, Handzo G, Chochinov HM, Yao Y, Wilkie DJ. Interim Analysis of Attrition Rates in Palliative Care Study on Dignity Therapy. The American journal of hospice & palliative care 2021. PMID: 33557587


  7. Rabow MW, Huang CS, White-Hammond GE, Tucker RO. Witnesses and Victims Both: Healthcare Workers and Grief in the Time of COVID-19. Journal of pain and symptom management 2021. PMID: 33556494


  8. 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


  9. Calton B, Shibley WP, Cohen E, Pantilat SZ, Rabow MW, O'Riordan DL, Bischoff KE. Patient and Caregiver Experience with Outpatient Palliative Care Telemedicine Visits. Palliative medicine reports 2020. PMID: 34223495


  10. Lawrence EC, Carvour ML, Camarata C, Andarsio E, Rabow MW. Requiring the Healer's Art Curriculum to Promote Professional Identity Formation Among Medical Students. The Journal of medical humanities 2020. PMID: 32748226


  11. Smith GM, Calton BA, Rabow MW, Marks AK, Bischoff KE, Pantilat SZ, O'Riordan DL. Comparing the Palliative Care Needs of Patients Seen by Specialty Palliative Care Teams at Home Versus in Clinic. Journal of pain and symptom management 2020. PMID: 33246071


  12. Lorenz KA, Mickelsen J, Vallath N, Bhatnagar S, Spruyt O, Rabow M, Agar M, Dy SM, Anderson K, Deodhar J, Digamurti L, Palat G, Rayala S, Sunilkumar MM, Viswanath V, Warrier JJ, Gosh-Laskar S, Harman SM, Giannitrapani KG, Satija A, DeNatale M. The Palliative Care - Promoting Assessment and Improvement of the Cancer Experience (PC-PAICE) Project: A Multi-Site International Quality Improvement Collaborative. Journal of pain and symptom management 2020. PMID: 32858163


  13. Rahman AN, Enguidanos S. In Search of Hospice Information: Consumer Information Available on Hospice Compare and Yelp. Journal of pain and symptom management 2020. PMID: 32592736


  14. Bischoff KE, Zapata C, Sedki S, Ursem C, O'Riordan DL, England AE, Thompson N, Alfaro A, Rabow MW, Atreya CE. Embedded palliative care for patients with metastatic colorectal cancer: a mixed-methods pilot study. Supportive care in cancer : official journal of the Multinational Association of Supportive Care in Cancer 2020. PMID: 32285263


  15. 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


  16. Suen LW, Leyde S, Min K, Volow A, Rabow M, Sudore RL. Thinking Outside the Visit: Primary Care Patient Perspectives on Helpful Advance Care Planning Methods. Journal of general internal medicine 2019. PMID: 31654349


  17. Valenta S, Spichiger E, Paul SM, Rabow MW, Plano Clark VL, Schumacher KL, Miaskowski C. A Longitudinal Study of Predictors of Constipation Severity in Oncology Outpatients with Unrelieved Pain. Journal of pain and symptom management 2019. PMID: 31494176


  18. Enguidanos S, Rahman A, Fields T, Mack W, Brumley R, Rabow M, Mert M. Expanding Access to Home-Based Palliative Care: A Randomized Controlled Trial Protocol. Journal of palliative medicine 2019. PMID: 31486727


  19. Swarm RA, Paice JA, Anghelescu DL, Are M, Bruce JY, Buga S, Chwistek M, Cleeland C, Craig D, Gafford E, Greenlee H, Hansen E, Kamal AH, Kamdar MM, LeGrand S, Mackey S, McDowell MR, Moryl N, Nabell LM, Nesbit S, O'Connor N, Rabow MW, Rickerson E, Shatsky R, Sindt J, Urba SG, Youngwerth JM, Hammond LJ, Gurski LA. Adult Cancer Pain, Version 3.2019, NCCN Clinical Practice Guidelines in Oncology. Journal of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network : JNCCN 2019. PMID: 31390582


  20. Calton BA, Rabow MW, Branagan L, Dionne-Odom JN, Oliver DP, Bakitas MA, Fratkin MD, Lustbader D, Jones CA, Ritchie CS. Top Ten Tips Palliative Care Clinicians Should Know About Telepalliative Care. Journal of palliative medicine 2019. PMID: 31237467


  21. O'Riordan DL, Rathfon MA, Joseph DM, Hawgood J, Rabow MW, Dracup KA, De Marco T, Pantilat SZ. Feasibility of Implementing a Palliative Care Intervention for People with Heart Failure: Learnings from a Pilot Randomized Clinical Trial. Journal of palliative medicine 2019. PMID: 31099698


  22. Kittelson S, Scarton L, Barker P, Hauser J, O'Mahony S, Rabow M, Delgado Guay M, Quest TE, Emanuel L, Fitchett G, Handzo G, Yao Y, Chochinov HM, Wilkie D. Dignity Therapy Led by Nurses or Chaplains for Elderly Cancer Palliative Care Outpatients: Protocol for a Randomized Controlled Trial. JMIR research protocols 2019. PMID: 30994466


  23. Raghavan K, Copeland TP, Rabow M, Ladenheim M, Marks A, Pantilat SZ, O'Riordan D, Seidenwurm D, Franc B. Palliative care and imaging utilisation for patients with cancer. BMJ supportive & palliative care 2019. PMID: 30826736


  24. Rabow MW, McGowan M, Small R, Keyssar R, Rugo HS. Advance Care Planning in Community: An Evaluation of a Pilot 2-Session, Nurse-Led Workshop. The American journal of hospice & palliative care 2018. PMID: 30153741


  25. Finlay E, Rabow MW, Buss MK. Filling the Gap: Creating an Outpatient Palliative Care Program in Your Institution. American Society of Clinical Oncology educational book. American Society of Clinical Oncology. Annual Meeting 2018. PMID: 30231351


  26. 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. Journal of palliative medicine 2018. PMID: 29431580


  27. Rabow MW, Petzel MQB, Adkins SH. Symptom Management and Palliative Care in Pancreatic Cancer. Cancer journal (Sudbury, Mass.) 2017. PMID: 29189333


  28. Rabow M, Small R, Jow A, Majure M, Chien A, Melisko M, Belkora J, Esserman LJ, Rugo H. The value of embedding: integrated palliative care for patients with metastatic breast cancer. Breast cancer research and treatment 2017. PMID: 29086230


  29. Kestenbaum A, Shields M, James J, Hocker W, Morgan S, Karve S, Rabow MW, Dunn LB. What Impact Do Chaplains Have? A Pilot Study of Spiritual AIM for Advanced Cancer Patients in Outpatient Palliative Care. Journal of pain and symptom management 2017. PMID: 28736103


  30. Calton BA, Thompson N, Shepard N, Keyssar R, Patel K, Dzul-Church V, Kao H, Ritchie C, Rabow MW. "She Would Be Flailing Around Distressed": The Critical Role of Home-Based Palliative Care for Patients with Advanced Cancer. Volume 20 of Issue 8. Journal of palliative medicine 2017. PMID: 28437205


  31. Calton BA, Alvarez-Perez A, Portman DG, Ramchandran KJ, Sugalski J, Rabow MW. The Current State of Palliative Care for Patients Cared for at Leading US Cancer Centers: The 2015 NCCN Palliative Care Survey. Journal of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network : JNCCN 2016. PMID: 27407126


  32. Rabow MW, Lapedis M, Feingold A, Thomas M, Remen RN. Insisting on the Healer's Art: The Implications of Required Participation in a Medical School Course on Values and Humanism. Teaching and learning in medicine 2016. PMID: 26787086


  33. Scibetta C, Kerr K, Mcguire J, Rabow MW. The Costs of Waiting: Implications of the Timing of Palliative Care Consultation among a Cohort of Decedents at a Comprehensive Cancer Center. Journal of palliative medicine 2015. PMID: 26618636


  34. Rabow MW, Dahlin C, Calton B, Bischoff K, Ritchie C. New Frontiers in Outpatient Palliative Care for Patients With Cancer. Volume 22 of Issue 4. Cancer control : journal of the Moffitt Cancer Center 2015. PMID: 26678973


  35. Ritchie CS, Rabow MW. Fostering a Quality of Care Culture in Community-Based Palliative Care: What Will It Take? Volume 18 of Issue 7. Journal of palliative medicine 2015. PMID: 26053462


  36. Kestenbaum A, James J, Morgan S, Shields M, Hocker W, Rabow M, Dunn LB. "Taking your place at the table": an autoethnographic study of chaplains' participation on an interdisciplinary research team. BMC palliative care 2015. PMID: 25934500


  37. Rabow MW, Benner C, Shepard N, Meng MV. Concurrent urologic and palliative care after cystectomy for treatment of muscle-invasive bladder cancer. Urologic oncology 2015. PMID: 25814144


  38. LeBlanc TW, O'Donnell JD, Crowley-Matoka M, Rabow MW, Smith CB, White DB, Tiver GA, Arnold RM, Schenker Y. Perceptions of palliative care among hematologic malignancy specialists: a mixed-methods study. Journal of oncology practice 2015. PMID: 25784580


  39. Rabow MW. Author response to "scientific rigour is far more than a matter of sample size". Supportive care in cancer : official journal of the Multinational Association of Supportive Care in Cancer 2015. PMID: 25596715


  40. Rabow MW, O'Riordan DL, Pantilat SZ. A statewide survey of adult and pediatric outpatient palliative care services. Journal of palliative medicine 2014. PMID: 25137356


  41. Rabow MW, Knish SJ. Spiritual well-being among outpatients with cancer receiving concurrent oncologic and palliative care. Supportive care in cancer : official journal of the Multinational Association of Supportive Care in Cancer 2014. PMID: 25231797


  42. Schumacher KL, Plano Clark VL, West CM, Dodd MJ, Rabow MW, Miaskowski C. Pain medication management processes used by oncology outpatients and family caregivers part II: home and lifestyle contexts. Journal of pain and symptom management 2014. PMID: 24709364


  43. Schumacher KL, Plano Clark VL, West CM, Dodd MJ, Rabow MW, Miaskowski C. Pain medication management processes used by oncology outpatients and family caregivers part I: health systems contexts. Journal of pain and symptom management 2014. PMID: 24704800


  44. Rabow MW. Chemotherapy near the end of life. BMJ (Clinical research ed.) 2014. PMID: 24598123


  45. Jacobsen J, Kvale E, Rabow M, Rinaldi S, Cohen S, Weissman D, Jackson V. Helping patients with serious illness live well through the promotion of adaptive coping: a report from the improving outpatient palliative care (IPAL-OP) initiative. Journal of palliative medicine 2014. PMID: 24579823


  46. Rabow MW, Newman M, Remen RN. Teaching in relationship: the impact on faculty of teaching "the Healer's Art". Teaching and learning in medicine 2014. PMID: 24702547


  47. Schenker Y, Crowley-Matoka M, Dohan D, Rabow MW, Smith CB, White DB, Chu E, Tiver GA, Einhorn S, Arnold RM. Oncologist factors that influence referrals to subspecialty palliative care clinics. Journal of oncology practice 2013. PMID: 24301842


  48. Rabow M, Kvale E, Barbour L, Cassel JB, Cohen S, Jackson V, Luhrs C, Nguyen V, Rinaldi S, Stevens D, Spragens L, Weissman D. Moving upstream: a review of the evidence of the impact of outpatient palliative care. Journal of palliative medicine 2013. PMID: 24225013


  49. Benner C, Greenberg M, Shepard N, Meng MV, Rabow MW. The natural history of symptoms and distress in patients and families following cystectomy for treatment of muscle invasive bladder cancer. The Journal of urology 2013. PMID: 24184369


  50. Swarm RA, Abernethy AP, Anghelescu DL, Benedetti C, Buga S, Cleeland C, Deleon-Casasola OA, Eilers JG, Ferrell B, Green M, Janjan NA, Kamdar MM, Levy MH, Lynch M, McDowell RM, Moryl N, Nesbit SA, Paice JA, Rabow MW, Syrjala KL, Urba SG, Weinstein SM, Dwyer M, Kumar R. Adult cancer pain. Journal of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network : JNCCN 2013. PMID: 23946177


  51. Bischoff K, Weinberg V, Rabow MW. Palliative and oncologic co-management: symptom management for outpatients with cancer. Supportive care in cancer : official journal of the Multinational Association of Supportive Care in Cancer 2013. PMID: 23794100


  52. Smith AK, Thai JN, Bakitas MA, Meier DE, Spragens LH, Temel JS, Weissman DE, Rabow MW. The diverse landscape of palliative care clinics. Journal of palliative medicine 2013. PMID: 23662953


  53. Rawdin B, Evans C, Rabow MW. The relationships among hope, pain, psychological distress, and spiritual well-being in oncology outpatients. Journal of palliative medicine 2012. PMID: 23101471


  54. Fried TR, Vaz Fragoso CA, Rabow MW. Caring for the older person with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. JAMA 2012. PMID: 23011715


  55. Rabow MW, Lee MX. Palliative care in castrate-resistant prostate cancer. The Urologic clinics of North America 2012. PMID: 23084526


  56. Gilbertson-White S, Aouizerat BE, Jahan T, Paul SM, West C, Schumacher K, Dodd MJ, Rabow M, Abu Raddaha AH, Miaskowski C. Determination of cutpoints for low and high number of symptoms in patients with advanced cancer. Journal of palliative medicine 2012. PMID: 22853731


  57. Kim Y, Yen IH, Rabow MW. Comparing Symptom Burden in Patients with Metastatic and Nonmetastatic Cancer. Journal of palliative medicine 2012. PMID: 22663083


  58. Pantilat SZ, Kerr KM, Kutner JS, Ferris FD, Rathfon MA, Rabow MW. Leveraging external resources to grow and sustain your palliative care program: a call to action. Journal of palliative medicine 2011. PMID: 22165898


  59. Baker M, Wrubel J, Rabow MW. Professional development and the informal curriculum in end-of-life care. Journal of cancer education : the official journal of the American Association for Cancer Education 2011. PMID: 21350931


  60. Casey C, Chen LM, Rabow MW. Symptom management in gynecologic malignancies. Expert review of anticancer therapy 2011. PMID: 21806331


  61. Rabow MW, Pantilat SZ, Kerr K, Enguidanos S, Ferrell B, Goldstein R, Pankratz C, Picchi T, Rosenfeld KE, Stone SC. The intersection of need and opportunity: assessing and capitalizing on opportunities to expand hospital-based palliative care services. Journal of palliative medicine 2010. PMID: 20831435


  62. Swarm R, Abernethy AP, Anghelescu DL, Benedetti C, Blinderman CD, Boston B, Cleeland C, Coyle N, Deleon-Casasola OA, Eilers JG, Ferrell B, Janjan NA, Karver SB, Levy MH, Lynch M, Moryl N, Murphy BA, Nesbit SA, Oakes L, Obbens EA, Paice JA, Rabow MW, Syrjala KL, Urba S, Weinstein SM. Adult cancer pain. Journal of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network : JNCCN 2010. PMID: 20876544


  63. Rabow MW, Goodman S, Chang S, Berger M, Folkman S. Filming the family: a documentary film to educate clinicians about family caregivers of patients with brain tumors. Journal of cancer education : the official journal of the American Association for Cancer Education 2010. PMID: 20352399


  64. Rabow MW, Spiegel D, Rosenbaum EH. Compassionate care during the endless hours. The journal of supportive oncology 2010. PMID: 20552927


  65. Rabow MW, Smith AK, Braun JL, Weissman DE. Outpatient palliative care practices. Archives of internal medicine 2010. PMID: 20386012


  66. Rabow MW, Remen RN, Parmelee DX, Inui TS. Professional formation: extending medicine's lineage of service into the next century. Academic medicine : journal of the Association of American Medical Colleges 2010. PMID: 20107361


  67. Rabow MW, Wrubel J, Remen RN. Promise of professionalism: personal mission statements among a national cohort of medical students. Annals of family medicine 2009. PMID: 19597171


  68. Satterfield J, Swenson S, Rabow M. Emotional Intelligence in Internal Medicine Residents: Educational Implications for Clinical Performance and Burnout. Annals of behavioral science and medical education : journal of the Association for the Behavioral Sciences and Medical Education 2009. PMID: 20407619


  69. Remen RN, O'Donnell JF, Rabow MW. The Healer's art: education in meaning and service. Journal of cancer education : the official journal of the American Association for Cancer Education 2008. PMID: 18444050


  70. Fernandes R, Shore W, Muller JH, Rabow MW. What it's really like: the complex role of medical students in end-of-life care. Teaching and learning in medicine 2008. PMID: 18444188


  71. Rabow MW, Wrubel J, Remen RN. Authentic community as an educational strategy for advancing professionalism: a national evaluation of the Healer's Art course. Journal of general internal medicine 2007. PMID: 17619932


  72. Rabow M, Gargani J, Cooke M. Do as I say: curricular discordance in medical school end-of-life care education. Journal of palliative medicine 2007. PMID: 17592988


  73. Pantilat SZ, Rabow MW, Citko J, von Gunten CF, Auerbach AD, Ferris FD. Evaluating the California Hospital Initiative in Palliative Services. Archives of internal medicine 2006. PMID: 16432093


  74. Holmes SM, Rabow MW, Dibble SL. Screening the soul: communication regarding spiritual concerns among primary care physicians and seriously ill patients approaching the end of life. The American journal of hospice & palliative care 2006. PMID: 16450660


  75. Remen RN, Rabow MW. The Healer's Art: professionalism, service and mission. Medical education 2005. PMID: 16262843


  76. Rabow MW, Dibble SL. Ethnic differences in pain among outpatients with terminal and end-stage chronic illness. Pain medicine (Malden, Mass.) 2005. PMID: 15972087


  77. Markowitz AJ, Rabow MW. Palliative care for patients with heart failure. JAMA 2004. PMID: 15479940


  78. Rabow MW, Dibble SL, Pantilat SZ, McPhee SJ. The comprehensive care team: a controlled trial of outpatient palliative medicine consultation. Archives of internal medicine 2004. PMID: 14718327


  79. Rabow MW, Schanche K, Petersen J, Dibble SL, McPhee SJ. Patient perceptions of an outpatient palliative care intervention: "It had been on my mind before, but I did not know how to start talking about death...". Journal of pain and symptom management 2003. PMID: 14585552


  80. Markowitz AJ, Rabow MW. Alzheimer disease: "it's okay, mama, if you want to go, it's okay". JAMA 2003. PMID: 12837718


  81. Bookwalter TC, Rabow MW, McPhee SJ. Content on end-of-life care in major pharmacy textbooks. American journal of health-system pharmacy : AJHP : official journal of the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists 2003. PMID: 12845920


  82. Lo B, Kates LW, Ruston D, Arnold RM, Cohen CB, Puchalski CM, Pantilat SZ, Rabow MW, Schreiber RS, Tulsky JA. Responding to requests regarding prayer and religious ceremonies by patients near the end of life and their families. Journal of palliative medicine 2003. PMID: 14509486


  83. Rabow MW, Petersen J, Schanche K, Dibble SL, McPhee SJ. The comprehensive care team: a description of a controlled trial of care at the beginning of the end of life. Journal of palliative medicine 2003. PMID: 14509498


  84. Rabow MW, Petersen JJ, Schanche K. Volunteer patient advocacy: an interdisciplinary course on attending to patients at the end of life. Journal of palliative medicine 2002. PMID: 12572979


  85. Markowitz AJ, Rabow M. Management of dyspnea in patients with far-advanced lung disease. JAMA 2002. PMID: 11980526


  86. Markowitz AJ, Rabow MW. Caring for bereaved patients: "All the doctors just suddenly go". JAMA 2002. PMID: 11851581


  87. Lo B, Ruston D, Kates LW, Arnold RM, Cohen CB, Faber-Langendoen K, Pantilat SZ, Puchalski CM, Quill TR, Rabow MW, Schreiber S, Sulmasy DP, Tulsky JA. Discussing religious and spiritual issues at the end of life: a practical guide for physicians. JAMA 2002. PMID: 11851542


  88. Rabow MW, McPhee SJ. Deficiencies in end-of-life care content in medical textbooks. Journal of the American Geriatrics Society 2002. PMID: 12028230


  89. Rabow MW, McPhee SJ. End-of-life care content in textbooks. The American journal of psychiatry 2001. PMID: 11729042


  90. Rabow MW, McPhee SJ. End-of-life care. Pediatrics 2001. PMID: 11589215


  91. Rabow MW, McPhee SJ. End-of-life literature. Chest 2001. PMID: 11591600


  92. Rabow MW, McPhee SJ. Promoting end-of-life content in cardiology and other textbooks. Journal of the American College of Cardiology 2001. PMID: 11548738


  93. Rabow MW, McPhee SJ. End-of-life care. AIDS (London, England) 2001. PMID: 11504996


  94. Rabow MW, McPhee SJ. Patients' needs at the end of life. Journal of clinical oncology : official journal of the American Society of Clinical Oncology 2001. PMID: 11481370


  95. Rabow MW, McPhee SJ. Better books: end-of-life care content in best-selling oncology textbooks. Oncology 2001. PMID: 11721180


  96. Rabow MW, McPhee SJ. Doctoring to Heal: fostering well-being among physicians through personal reflection. The Western journal of medicine 2001. PMID: 11154679


  97. Rabow MW, McPhee SJ. Improving end-of-life care information in cardiology and other medical textbooks. Cardiology 2001. PMID: 11701943


  98. Anderson J, Baum M, Bero LA, Chalmers I, Chapman S, Deary IJ, Ebrahim S, Evans M, Farrell M, Greaves D, Higginson I, Hippisley-Cox J, James B, McKenzie H, Macaulay AC, Rabow M, Smyth RL, Stores G, Wolpert L. Music to be born to, music to die to. BMJ (Clinical research ed.) 2000. PMID: 11124186


  99. McPhee SJ, Rabow MW, Pantilat SZ, Markowitz AJ, Winker MA. Finding our way--perspectives on care at the close of life. JAMA 2000. PMID: 11074784


  100. Rabow MW, Fair JM, Hardie GE, McPhee SJ. An evaluation of the end-of-life care content in leading neurology textbooks. Neurology 2000. PMID: 10994022


  101. Rabow MW, Hardie GE, Fair JM, McPhee SJ. End-of-life care content in 50 textbooks from multiple specialties. JAMA 2000. PMID: 10683056


  102. Rabow MW, McPhee SJ. Beyond breaking bad news: how to help patients who suffer. The Western journal of medicine 1999. PMID: 10578682


  103. Rabow MW, McPhee SJ, Fair JM, Hardie GE. A failing grade for end-of-life content in textbooks: what is to be done? Journal of palliative medicine 1999. PMID: 15859811


  104. Rabow MW. The head of his bed. The Western journal of medicine 1997. PMID: 18751075