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Anne Kinderman, MD
Associate Professor


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.

Education and Training

Location Degree or Training Specialty Date
Stanford University Fellowship Hospice & Palliative Medicine 2009
University of California, San Francisco Clinician-Educator Fellowship Internal Medicine 2008
University of California, San Francisco Residency Internal Medicine 2007
Rush Medical College MD Medicine 2004
Yale University BA History 1999


People with limited English proficiency, Socioeconomically marginalized groups, health disparities, health services accessibility, palliative care, public hospitals

Awards and Honors
2015   Inspiring Leader Under 40, American Academy of Hospice & Palliative Medicine, 2015-2016
2014   Sojourns Scholar Leadership Award, Cambia Health Foundation, 2014-2016
2012   Medicine Service Subspecialist Consultant of the Year Award, Department of Medicine, San Francisco General Hospital, 2012-2013
2011   Young Investigator Award, Junior Faculty Division, American Academy of Hospice & Palliative Medicine, 2011-2012
2007   Commitment to Patient Care Award, UCSF Symptom Management Service, 2007-2008
2006   Excellence in General Medicine Award, UCSF Internal Medicine Residency, 2006-2007

Recent Articles (9)

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. J Palliat Med. 2016 Jun; 19(6):591-600.

Kinderman AL, Harris HA, Brousseau RT, Close P, Pantilat SZ. Starting and Sustaining Palliative Care in Public Hospitals: Lessons Learned from a Statewide Initiative. J Palliat Med. 2016 Sep; 19(9):908-16.

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

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. 2012.

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

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

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. 2003.

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

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