The National Palliative Care Research Center

Curing suffering through palliative care research.


Robert Arnold, MD

University of Pittsburgh
Robert M. Arnold, MD, is a Distinguished Service Professor in the Division of General Internal Medicine, Department of Medicine at the University of Pittsburgh and the Chief Medical Officer for UPMC Palliative and Supportive Care Institute. Dr. Arnold has published on end-of-life care, hospice and palliative care, doctor-patient communication, and ethics education. His current research interests are focused on educational interventions to improve communication in life-limiting illnesses and to better understand how ethical precepts are operationalized in clinical practice. He also is intimately involved in trying to extend palliative care throughout the UPMC health system and to integrate it across the continuum of care. Dr. Arnold is a 2007 NPCRC grantee.