This weeks speaker profile is Dr Steven Z Pantilat.
Dr Steven Z Pantilat, Kates-Burnard and Hellman Distinguished Professor in Palliative Care. University of California San Francisco, United States of America
Steven Pantilat, MD is Professor of Medicine, the Kates-Burnard and Hellman Distinguished Professor in Palliative Care, and the inaugural Chief of the Division of Palliative Medicine at UCSF. Dr. Pantilat is an internationally recognized expert in Palliative Care who has published over 130 peer-reviewed papers, authored more than two dozen book chapters, and co-edited two textbooks on palliative care titled, “Care at the Close of Life” and “Hospital Based Palliative Medicine.”
In 2007 Dr. Pantilat was a Fulbright Senior Scholar at the University of Sydney, Curtin University and the Royal Prince Alfred Hospital in Sydney, Australia.” Dr. Pantilat is Board Chair for the Palliative Care Quality Collaborative, dedicated to improving the quality of palliative care and chairs the Advisory Board for the Cambia Health Foundation’s Sojourns Scholar Leadership Program.
He is the author of, “Life After the Diagnosis: Expert Advice on Living Well with Serious Illness for Patients and their Caregivers” published by DaCapo Lifelong Books. Dr. Pantilat and the palliative care team at UCSF are featured in the Academy Award-nominated, Netflix documentary “End Game” and in 2018 he gave a TEDMED talk.
Presentation Title: Hope in the Face of Serious Illness: The Truths Behind the Myths About Palliative Care