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Wendy Gabrielle Anderson, M.D.



UC San Diego School of Medicine 2001


Duke University School of Medicine 2004


Sydney Institute of Palliative Medicine-Royal Prince Alfred Hospital 2005

Selected Research and Publications

  1. Gramling R, Gajary-Coots E, Stanek S, Dougoud N, Pyke H, Thomas M, Cimino J, Sanders M, Alexander SC, Epstein R, Fiscella K, Gramling D, Ladwig S, Anderson W, Pantilat S, Norton SA. Design of, and enrollment in, the palliative care communication research initiative: a direct-observation cohort study. BMC Palliat Care. 2015; 14:40.
  2. Milic MM, Puntillo K, Turner K, Joseph D, Peters N, Ryan R, Schuster C, Winfree H, Cimino J, Anderson WG. Communicating with Patients' Families and Physicians About Prognosis and Goals of Care. Am J Crit Care. 2015 Jul; 24(4):e56-64.
  3. Anderson WG. Quantifying the value of palliative care and advance care planning. Crit Care Med. 2015 May; 43(5):1147-9.
  4. Mills L, Anderson W. Understanding how institutional culture affects attending physicians' and trainees' resuscitation discussions. JAMA Intern Med. 2015 May 1; 175(5):819-20.
  5. Anderson WG, Cimino JW, Ernecoff NC, Ungar A, Shotsberger KJ, Pollice LA, Buddadhumaruk P, Carson SS, Curtis JR, Hough CL, Lo B, Matthay MA, Peterson MW, Steingrub JS, White DB. A Multicenter Study of Key Stakeholders' Perspectives on Communicating with Surrogates about Prognosis in Intensive Care Units. Ann Am Thorac Soc. 2015 Feb; 12(2):142-52.
  6. Roza KA, Horton JR, Johnson K, Anderson WG. Update in hospice and palliative care. J Palliat Med. 2014 Mar; 17(3):351-7.
  7. Anderson WG, Flint LA, Horton JR, Johnson K, Mourad M, Sharpe BA. Update in hospital palliative care. J Hosp Med. 2013 Dec; 8(12):715-20.
  8. Lakin JR, Le E, Mourad M, Hollander H, Anderson WG. Incentivizing residents to document inpatient advance care planning. JAMA Intern Med. 2013 Sep 23; 173(17):1652-4.
  9. Anderson WG, Cimino JW, Lo B. Seriously ill hospitalized patients' perspectives on the benefits and harms of two models of hospital CPR discussions. Patient Educ Couns. 2013 Dec; 93(3):633-40.
  10. Chittenden EH, Anderson WG, Lai CJ, O'Sullivan P. An evaluation of interactive web-based curricula for teaching code status discussions. J Palliat Med. 2013 Sep; 16(9):1070-3.
  11. Anderson WG, Kools S, Lyndon A. Dancing around death: hospitalist-patient communication about serious illness. Qual Health Res. 2013 Jan; 23(1):3-13.
  12. Adams K, Cimino JE, Arnold RM, Anderson WG. Why should I talk about emotion? Communication patterns associated with physician discussion of patient expressions of negative emotion in hospital admission encounters. Patient Educ Couns. 2012 Oct; 89(1):44-50.
  13. Anderson WG, Goldstein NE. Update in hospice and palliative care. J Palliat Med. 2012 Feb; 15(2):236-41.
  14. Anderson WG, Winters K, Auerbach AD. Patient concerns at hospital admission. Arch Intern Med. 2011 Aug 8; 171(15):1399-400.
  15. Anderson WG, Chase R, Pantilat SZ, Tulsky JA, Auerbach AD. Code status discussions between attending hospitalist physicians and medical patients at hospital admission. J Gen Intern Med. 2011 Apr; 26(4):359-66.
  16. Anderson WG, Pantilat SZ, Meltzer D, Schnipper J, Kaboli P, Wetterneck TB, Gonzales D, Arora V, Zhang J, Auerbach AD. Code status discussions at hospital admission are not associated with patient and surrogate satisfaction with hospital care: results from the multicenter hospitalist study. Am J Hosp Palliat Care. 2011 Mar; 28(2):102-8.
  17. Dzul-Church V, Cimino JW, Adler SR, Wong P, Anderson WG. "I'm sitting here by myself ...": experiences of patients with serious illness at an Urban Public Hospital. J Palliat Med. 2010 Jun; 13(6):695-701.
  18. Anderson WG, Winters K, Arnold RM, Puntillo KA, White DB, Auerbach AD. Studying physician-patient communication in the acute care setting: the hospitalist rapport study. Patient Educ Couns. 2011 Feb; 82(2):275-9.
  19. Anderson WG, Goldstein NE. Update in hospice and palliative care. J Palliat Med. 2010 Feb; 13(2):197-202.
  20. Anderson WG, McNamara MC, Arnold RM. Systematic reviews and meta-analyses. J Palliat Med. 2009 Oct; 12(10):937-46.

Publications are derived from MEDLINE/PubMed and provided by UCSF Profiles, a service of the Clinical & Translational Science Institute (CTSI) at UCSF. Researchers can make corrections and additions to their publications by logging on to UCSF Profiles.