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.

Clinics I work with

Cancer Symptom Management

Bakar Precision Cancer Medicine Building

1825 Fourth St.
San Francisco, CA 94115