Dr. Michael Rabow is an internist who provides primary care in the General Internal Medicine Clinic at Mount Zion and a specialist in hospice and palliative care. He is the director of the Symptom Management Service at the UCSF Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center and associate director of the UCSF Palliative Care Leadership Center. He was the executive producer of a documentary, called "The Caregivers," about four families caring for patients with brain tumors. The film was used to educate doctors, nurses and other health care professionals about the needs of family caregivers.
Rabow earned a medical degree at UCSF, where he completed a general internal medicine residency. He completed fellowships at UCSF in general medicine as well as in medical education research. His research is in palliative care, family caregiving and end-of-life care education. He has served as a consultant to hospitals and hospital systems to develop or expand palliative care services and runs one of the nation's leading palliative care consultation services for patients at home. He is 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 Bolinas. He is a professor of clinical medicine in General Internal Medicine at UCSF.
Hear an interview with Rabow, who discusses cancer symptom management to improve quality of life and to help people live longer.
General Internal Medicine
1545 Divisadero St., First and Second Floors
San Francisco, CA 94115
Phone: (415) 353–7900
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Hours: Monday to Friday
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UCSF School of Medicine 1993
UCSF Medical Center, Primary Care Internal Medicine 1996
UCSF Medical Center, Internal Medicine 1997
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