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Cultural / Linguistic Barriers and Working with Interpreters

Anne Kinderman, MD, MPH

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Dr. Anne Kinderman is an Associate Clinical Professor of Medicine at the University of California, San Francisco, and is the Director of the Supportive & Palliative Care Service at San Francisco General Hospital. After completing her Internal Medicine Residency at UCSF and Hospice & Palliative Medicine Fellowship at Stanford, she returned to San Francisco General in 2009, to help develop the Supportive & Palliative Care Consult Service, as its founding Director. Dr. Kinderman’s scholarly work has included developing a curriculum in palliative care interpreting for professional medical interpreters, promoting high-quality care for vulnerable patients with serious illness, and expanding palliative care services in safety net health systems. Within the American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine, she helped to create and served as the founding chair of a Special Interest Group focused on the healthcare Safety Net, which advances collaboration and scholarship among palliative care providers caring for vulnerable patients. In 2014, she received a Sojourns Scholars Leadership Award from the Cambia Health Foundation, to support her development as a leader in Palliative Care, and was subsequently named an Inspiring Leader Under 40 by the American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine.
 

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