Kara Bischoff, MD

Dr. Bischoff is a hospitalist as well as a palliative care doctor. She provides palliative care to patients in the hospital and in the ambulatory cancer center.

As Director of Quality Improvement for the Palliative Care Service, Dr. Bischoff is working on projects to improve patients’ pain, advance care planning, transitions of care and patient satisfaction. She is also working with gastrointestinal oncology specialists to develop a program to support patients with metastatic colorectal cancer from the time of diagnosis.

Dr. Bischoff received her medical degree from Harvard Medical School, followed by a residency at University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), in internal medicine and a fellowship, also at UCSF, in hospice and palliative medicine. She is a member of the American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine and the Society for Hospital Medicine.