The National Palliative Care Research Center

Curing suffering through palliative care research.


Yael Schenker MD, MAS

University of Pittsburgh

Yael Schenker, MD, MAS, is an Associate Professor and Director of Palliative Care Research in the Division of General Internal Medicine, Section of Palliative Care and Medical Ethics at the University of Pittsburgh. Her primary research, funded by the National Cancer Institute and the American Cancer Society, focuses on the integration of palliative care in oncology.  Additional areas of interest include surrogate decision making, the therapeutic effects of storytelling, healthcare advertising, and informed consent.  Dr. Schenker is a 2010 NPCRC grantee.