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Sunita Puri, MD
Assistant Professor of Clinical Medicine
Medical Director For Palliative Care, Keck Medical Center of Usc
Medicine
IRD 2020 Zonal Ave Off Campus Los Angeles

Overview

As a clinician-educator, Dr. Puri believes that teaching primary palliative medicine across medical disciplines and to all levels of trainees is essential to meet the growing need for palliative medicine in our country. She is committed to developing creative approaches to teaching advanced communciation skills and symptom management. In her clinical practice, she has a particular interest in palliative medicine for cardiac, surgical and ICU patients, and in developing educational curricula for surgeons and cardiologists on earlier integration of palliative medicine into their patients’ care.

Dr. Puri’s research and teaching interests also include clinical ethics. She is a member of Keck Hospital’s Ethics Committee and the Humanities & Ethics Curriculum Committee for the medical school. She teaches "Advanced Clinical Ethics" to second-year medical students at the Keck School of Medicine. Dr. Puri also writes creative nonfiction, and her work has appeared in the "A Piece of My Mind" section in the Journal of the American Medical Association, JAMA Internal Medicine, and Slate. She is currently working on an original collection of creative nonfiction essays reflecting on end-of-life care in the United States, one of which will appear in the New York Times in January 2016. In 2015, she was named a finalist for the PEN Center’s Emerging Voices Writers’ Fellowship.

Awards

University of California, San Francisco: Champion of Diversity Award, 2009

Oxford University: Kirkaldy Prize in History of Medicine, 2004

Department of Ethnicity, Race and Migration, Yale University: Brian Hayase Prize, 2002

Oxford University: Beit Prize in Commonwealth History, 2004

University of California, Berkeley : Outstanding Graduate Student Instructor Award, 2007

Department of Women's and Gender Studies, Yale University: Steere Prize, 2002

University of California, San Francisco: Chancellor's Award for the Advancement of Women, 2009

Oxford University: Rhodes Scholarship, 2002-2004

Medical Anthropology Quarterly National Prize Competition: Rivers Prize, 2002

Medical Anthropology Quarterly National Prize Competition: award conferred by, 2002

Oxford University: award conferred by, 2002-2004

Oxford University: award conferred by, 2004

University of California, Berkeley : award conferred by, 2007

Department of Women's and Gender Studies, Yale University: award conferred by, 2002

Department of Ethnicity, Race and Migration, Yale University: award conferred by, 2002

University of California, San Francisco: award conferred by, 2009

Department of Ethnicity, Race and Migration, Yale University: ORNG Application Instance for Person, 2002

Department of Women's and Gender Studies, Yale University: ORNG Application Instance for Person, 2002

Medical Anthropology Quarterly National Prize Competition: ORNG Application Instance for Person, 2002

Oxford University: ORNG Application Instance for Person, 2002-2004

Oxford University: ORNG Application Instance for Person, 2004

University of California, San Francisco: ORNG Application Instance for Person, 2009

University of California, Berkeley : ORNG Application Instance for Person, 2007

University of California, San Francisco: full name, 2009

Oxford University: full name, 2004

Medical Anthropology Quarterly National Prize Competition: full name, 2002

Department of Ethnicity, Race and Migration, Yale University: full name, 2002

Department of Women's and Gender Studies, Yale University: full name, 2002

Oxford University: full name, 2002-2004

University of California, Berkeley : full name, 2007

Department of Women's and Gender Studies, Yale University: person in primary position, 2002

University of California, San Francisco: person in primary position, 2009

Oxford University: person in primary position, 2004

Oxford University: person in primary position, 2002-2004

Medical Anthropology Quarterly National Prize Competition: person in primary position, 2002

University of California, Berkeley : person in primary position, 2007

Medical Anthropology Quarterly National Prize Competition: last name, 2002

Department of Women's and Gender Studies, Yale University: last name, 2002

University of California, San Francisco: last name, 2009

Oxford University: last name, 2004

Department of Ethnicity, Race and Migration, Yale University: last name, 2002

University of California, Berkeley : last name, 2007

Medical Anthropology Quarterly National Prize Competition: HR job title, 2002

University of California, San Francisco: HR job title, 2009

Oxford University: HR job title, 2004

Oxford University: HR job title, 2002-2004

Department of Women's and Gender Studies, Yale University: HR job title, 2002

Department of Ethnicity, Race and Migration, Yale University: HR job title, 2002

University of California, Berkeley : HR job title, 2007

Medical Anthropology Quarterly National Prize Competition: ORNG Application URL, 2002

Oxford University: ORNG Application URL, 2002-2004

University of California, Berkeley : ORNG Application URL, 2007

Department of Ethnicity, Race and Migration, Yale University: ORNG Application URL, 2002

Oxford University: ORNG Application URL, 2004

University of California, San Francisco: ORNG Application URL, 2009

Department of Women's and Gender Studies, Yale University: ORNG Application URL, 2002

Oxford University: sort order, 2004

Department of Women's and Gender Studies, Yale University: sort order, 2002

Medical Anthropology Quarterly National Prize Competition: sort order, 2002

University of California, Berkeley : sort order, 2007

Oxford University: sort order, 2002-2004

Department of Ethnicity, Race and Migration, Yale University: sort order, 2002

University of California, San Francisco: sort order, 2009

Oxford University: Assistant Professor, 2002-2004

University of California, San Francisco: Assistant Professor, 2009

University of California, Berkeley : Assistant Professor, 2007

Department of Women's and Gender Studies, Yale University: Assistant Professor, 2002

Medical Anthropology Quarterly National Prize Competition: Assistant Professor, 2002

Department of Ethnicity, Race and Migration, Yale University: Assistant Professor, 2002

Oxford University: Assistant Professor, 2004

Oxford University: email address, 2004

Oxford University: email address, 2002-2004

Department of Ethnicity, Race and Migration, Yale University: email address, 2002

Medical Anthropology Quarterly National Prize Competition: email address, 2002

Department of Women's and Gender Studies, Yale University: email address, 2002

University of California, San Francisco: email address, 2009

University of California, Berkeley : email address, 2007

Department of Women's and Gender Studies, Yale University: start date, 2002

University of California, San Francisco: start date, 2009

University of California, Berkeley : start date, 2007

Medical Anthropology Quarterly National Prize Competition: start date, 2002

Department of Ethnicity, Race and Migration, Yale University: start date, 2002

Oxford University: start date, 2004

Oxford University: start date, 2002-2004

Department of Ethnicity, Race and Migration, Yale University: Required Scholarly Project Mentor, 2002

Department of Women's and Gender Studies, Yale University: Required Scholarly Project Mentor, 2002

Medical Anthropology Quarterly National Prize Competition: Required Scholarly Project Mentor, 2002

University of California, San Francisco: Required Scholarly Project Mentor, 2009

Oxford University: Required Scholarly Project Mentor, 2004

Oxford University: Required Scholarly Project Mentor, 2002-2004

University of California, Berkeley : Required Scholarly Project Mentor, 2007

Oxford University: end date, 2002-2004

Oxford University: Keck School of Medicine of USC, 2004

Oxford University: Keck School of Medicine of USC, 2002-2004

University of California, San Francisco: Keck School of Medicine of USC, 2009

Department of Ethnicity, Race and Migration, Yale University: Keck School of Medicine of USC, 2002

Medical Anthropology Quarterly National Prize Competition: Keck School of Medicine of USC, 2002

Department of Women's and Gender Studies, Yale University: Keck School of Medicine of USC, 2002

University of California, Berkeley : Keck School of Medicine of USC, 2007

Oxford University: workplace homepage, 2002-2004

University of California, San Francisco: workplace homepage, 2009

Medical Anthropology Quarterly National Prize Competition: workplace homepage, 2002

Oxford University: workplace homepage, 2004

Department of Ethnicity, Race and Migration, Yale University: workplace homepage, 2002

Department of Women's and Gender Studies, Yale University: workplace homepage, 2002

University of California, Berkeley : workplace homepage, 2007

University of California, Berkeley : label, 2007

Oxford University: label, 2004

Department of Ethnicity, Race and Migration, Yale University: label, 2002

Department of Women's and Gender Studies, Yale University: label, 2002

University of California, San Francisco: label, 2009

Oxford University: label, 2002-2004

Medical Anthropology Quarterly National Prize Competition: label, 2002

Department of Ethnicity, Race and Migration, Yale University: position in organization, 2002

Oxford University: position in organization, 2004

Oxford University: position in organization, 2002-2004

University of California, San Francisco: position in organization, 2009

University of California, Berkeley : position in organization, 2007

Medical Anthropology Quarterly National Prize Competition: position in organization, 2002

Department of Women's and Gender Studies, Yale University: Faculty Rank, 2002

Oxford University: Faculty Rank, 2002-2004

University of California, Berkeley : Faculty Rank, 2007

University of California, San Francisco: Faculty Rank, 2009

Department of Ethnicity, Race and Migration, Yale University: Faculty Rank, 2002

Oxford University: Faculty Rank, 2004

Medical Anthropology Quarterly National Prize Competition: Faculty Rank, 2002

University of California, Berkeley : is primary position, 2007

Department of Women's and Gender Studies, Yale University: is primary position, 2002

Oxford University: is primary position, 2002-2004

Medical Anthropology Quarterly National Prize Competition: is primary position, 2002

Department of Ethnicity, Race and Migration, Yale University: is primary position, 2002

Oxford University: is primary position, 2004

University of California, San Francisco: is primary position, 2009

Department of Ethnicity, Race and Migration, Yale University: person in primary position, 2002

Oxford University: Assistant Professor of Clinical Medicine, 2004

Department of Ethnicity, Race and Migration, Yale University: Assistant Professor of Clinical Medicine, 2002

Medical Anthropology Quarterly National Prize Competition: Assistant Professor of Clinical Medicine, 2002

Department of Women's and Gender Studies, Yale University: Assistant Professor of Clinical Medicine, 2002

Oxford University: Assistant Professor of Clinical Medicine, 2002-2004

University of California, San Francisco: Assistant Professor of Clinical Medicine, 2009

University of California, Berkeley : Assistant Professor of Clinical Medicine, 2007

Department of Women's and Gender Studies, Yale University: Agent, 2002

Oxford University: Agent, 2002-2004

Oxford University: Agent, 2004

University of California, Berkeley : Agent, 2007

University of California, San Francisco: Agent, 2009

Department of Ethnicity, Race and Migration, Yale University: Agent, 2002

Medical Anthropology Quarterly National Prize Competition: Agent, 2002

Department of Women's and Gender Studies, Yale University: first name, 2002

University of California, San Francisco: first name, 2009

Oxford University: first name, 2004

Department of Ethnicity, Race and Migration, Yale University: first name, 2002

Oxford University: first name, 2002-2004

University of California, Berkeley : first name, 2007

Medical Anthropology Quarterly National Prize Competition: first name, 2002

Department of Women's and Gender Studies, Yale University: position in organization, 2002

Oxford University: Organization, 2004

Medical Anthropology Quarterly National Prize Competition: Organization, 2002

Department of Ethnicity, Race and Migration, Yale University: Organization, 2002

Department of Women's and Gender Studies, Yale University: Organization, 2002

University of California, San Francisco: Organization, 2009

University of California, Berkeley : Organization, 2007

Oxford University: Organization, 2002-2004

Medical Anthropology Quarterly National Prize Competition: has faculty rank, 2002

Department of Ethnicity, Race and Migration, Yale University: has faculty rank, 2002

Oxford University: has faculty rank, 2004

Department of Women's and Gender Studies, Yale University: has faculty rank, 2002

University of California, San Francisco: has faculty rank, 2009

Oxford University: Medicine, 2004

Department of Ethnicity, Race and Migration, Yale University: Medicine, 2002

Department of Women's and Gender Studies, Yale University: Medicine, 2002

University of California, San Francisco: Medicine, 2009

University of California, Berkeley : Medicine, 2007

University of California, Berkeley : Position, 2007

Oxford University: Position, 2002-2004

Department of Ethnicity, Race and Migration, Yale University: Position, 2002

Medical Anthropology Quarterly National Prize Competition: Position, 2002

University of California, San Francisco: Position, 2009

Department of Women's and Gender Studies, Yale University: Position, 2002

Oxford University: Position, 2004

Department of Ethnicity, Race and Migration, Yale University: position in department, 2002

University of California, San Francisco: position in department, 2009

Oxford University: position in department, 2004

Department of Women's and Gender Studies, Yale University: position in department, 2002

Oxford University: position in department, 2002-2004

Medical Anthropology Quarterly National Prize Competition: position in department, 2002

University of California, Berkeley : position in department, 2007

Department of Ethnicity, Race and Migration, Yale University: RequiredScholarlyProjectMentor, 2002

Medical Anthropology Quarterly National Prize Competition: RequiredScholarlyProjectMentor, 2002

Oxford University: RequiredScholarlyProjectMentor, 2002-2004

University of California, Berkeley : RequiredScholarlyProjectMentor, 2007

University of California, San Francisco: RequiredScholarlyProjectMentor, 2009

Department of Women's and Gender Studies, Yale University: RequiredScholarlyProjectMentor, 2002

Oxford University: RequiredScholarlyProjectMentor, 2004

Oxford University: has faculty rank, 2002-2004

University of California, Berkeley : has faculty rank, 2007

University of California, San Francisco: ORNG Application Instance of Application, 2009

Department of Women's and Gender Studies, Yale University: ORNG Application Instance of Application, 2002

Oxford University: ORNG Application Instance of Application, 2004

Department of Ethnicity, Race and Migration, Yale University: ORNG Application Instance of Application, 2002

Oxford University: ORNG Application Instance of Application, 2002-2004

University of California, Berkeley : ORNG Application Instance of Application, 2007

Medical Anthropology Quarterly National Prize Competition: ORNG Application Instance of Application, 2002

University of California, San Francisco: Puri, Sunita, 2009

Oxford University: Puri, Sunita, 2004

Oxford University: Puri, Sunita, 2002-2004

University of California, Berkeley : Puri, Sunita, 2007

Medical Anthropology Quarterly National Prize Competition: Puri, Sunita, 2002

Department of Ethnicity, Race and Migration, Yale University: Puri, Sunita, 2002

Department of Women's and Gender Studies, Yale University: Puri, Sunita, 2002

Medical Anthropology Quarterly National Prize Competition: Medicine, 2002

Oxford University: Medicine, 2002-2004

Publications

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A piece of my mind. Extraordinary. JAMA. 2014 Aug 27; 312(8):793-4. View in: PubMed

Deathbed shock: causes and cures. JAMA Intern Med. 2014 Jan; 174(1):88-9. View in: PubMed

Words before actions. JAMA Intern Med. 2013 Jan 28; 173(2):94-5. View in: PubMed

"There is such a thing as too many daughters, but not too many sons": A qualitative study of son preference and fetal sex selection among Indian immigrants in the United States. Soc Sci Med. 2011 Apr; 72(7):1169-76. View in: PubMed

Puri S. A piece of my mand. Worn. JAMA. 2010 Jun 2; 303 21):2117-8. View in: PubMed

A piece of my mind. Worn. JAMA. 2010 Jun 2; 303(21):2117-8. View in: PubMed

The ethics of sex selection: a comparison of the attitudes and experiences of primary care physicians and physician providers of clinical sex selection services. Fertil Steril. 2010 May 1; 93(7):2107-14. View in: PubMed

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