Palliative care physician
Dr. Kana McKee is a palliative care doctor who treats seriously ill patients in the hospital. She works as part of a collaborative team whose goal is to ensure that patients and their families achieve the best possible quality of life while navigating illness and hospitalization. Her team provides excellent symptom management as well as psychosocial, emotional and spiritual support. She has a special interest in improving communication among health care providers, patients and families.
As a clinician-educator, McKee focuses on improving and innovating methods of teaching palliative care to medical students and other doctors. She is also working on a project to broaden understanding of hospitalized patients' palliative care needs.
McKee earned her medical degree from the Duke University School of Medicine. She completed a residency in internal medicine and a fellowship in hospice and palliative medicine at UCSF.
McKee is a member of the Society of Hospital Medicine and American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine.
Duke University, 2008
UCSF, Internal Medicine, 2011
UCSF, Hospice and Palliative Medicine, 2016