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Kara Bischoff


Medical Director, UCSF Palliative Care Program
Palliative care physician
Mother and outdoor enthusiast

Dr. Kara Bischoff is a palliative care physician who treats patients with a range of serious illnesses, including neurologic diseases, heart failure, chronic lung diseases and cancer. She sees patients in the clinic as well as the hospital. She serves as medical director of UCSF's palliative care program.

Bischoff earned her medical degree at Harvard Medical School. She completed a residency in internal medicine at UCSF, where she also served as chief resident. She then completed a fellowship in hospice and palliative medicine at UCSF.

Bischoff is a member of the American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine. She is a mother, a Bay Area native and an outdoor enthusiast.

  • Education

    Harvard Medical School, 2009

  • Residencies

    UCSF, Internal Medicine, 2012

  • Fellowships

    UCSF, Hospice and Palliative Medicine, 2014

  • Board Certifications

    Internal Medicine, American Board of Internal Medicine

  • Academic Title

    Associate Professor

I feel privileged to walk with my patients on their journeys, helping them navigate challenges. They inspire me every day.

Where I see patients (2)

    My reviews


    Overall Experience
    64 Ratings
    Explained things in a way that was easy to understand
    64 Ratings
    Did the doctor pay attention to your concerns
    64 Ratings
    Gave easy to understand instructions about taking care of health problems or concerns
    61 Ratings
    Knew the important information about your medical history
    63 Ratings
    The provider showed respect for what you had to say
    63 Ratings
    The provider spent enough time with me
    63 Ratings