The National Palliative Care Research Center

Curing suffering through palliative care research.


Yael Schenker MD, MAS

University of Pittsburgh
Yael Schenker, MD, MAS, FAAHPM is Professor of Medicine in the Division of General Internal Medicine, Section of Palliative Care and Medical Ethics and Director of the Palliative Research Center (PaRC) at the University of Pittsburgh. Her research focuses on the development, evaluation, and implementation of palliative interventions in serious illness, with a particular focus on the integration of primary palliative care approaches in oncology. She is passionate mentor, funded by a K24 award from NIA, with a strong interest in expanding palliative care workforce diversity.