Clinical Focus

  • Palliative Care
  • Internal Medicine

Academic Appointments

Administrative Appointments

  • Stanford Commitee on Professional Satisfaction and Support, Stanford University Medical Center (2012 - Present)
  • Ethics Committee, Stanford University Medical Center (2007 - Present)
  • Associate Residency Program Director, Department of Medicine (2011 - Present)
  • Chairperson, Jonathan King Lectureship Committee (2011 - Present)

Honors & Awards

  • Arnold P. Gold Professorship, Arnold P. Gold Foundation (2011)
  • Isaac Stein Award for Compassionate Care, Stanford Hospital and Clinics Board of Directors (September 23, 2009)

Professional Education

  • Residency:Stanford University Hospital -Internal Medicine Residency Training Program (2006) CA
  • Board Certification: Internal Medicine, American Board of Internal Medicine (2006)
  • Board Certification: Hospice and Palliative Medicine, American Board of Internal Medicine (2008)
  • Fellowship:Palo Alto VA Healthcare System (2007) CA
  • Medical Education:Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine (2003) OH

Research & Scholarship

Clinical Trials

  • Clinical Study of BYM338 for the Treatment of Unintentional Weight Loss in Patients With Cancer of the Lung or the Pancreas Not Recruiting

    A safety & efficacy clinical study of the investigational medicinal product BYM338 for the treatment of unintentional weight loss in patients with cancer of the lung or the pancreas

    Stanford is currently not accepting patients for this trial. For more information, please contact Melanie San Pedro-Salcedo, (650) 724 - 1388.

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  • A ProspectiveTrial Using Video Images in Advance Care Planning in Hospitalized Seriously Ill Patients With Advanced Cancer Not Recruiting

    The purpose of this study is to compare the decision making of hospitalized subjects with advanced cancer having a verbal discussion about CPR compared to subjects using a video.

    Stanford is currently not accepting patients for this trial. For more information, please contact Ryan Oden, (650) 725 - 5417.

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2013-14 Courses

Graduate and Fellowship Programs


Journal Articles

  • Update in Palliative Care-2011 JOURNAL OF GENERAL INTERNAL MEDICINE Harris, P. F., Arnold, R. M., Braun, U. K., Fromme, E., Ghermay, R., Harman, S., Jayes, R. L., Walling, A. M. 2012; 27 (5): 582-587


    The aim of this update is to summarize scientifically rigorous articles published in 2010 that serve to advance the field of palliative medicine and have an impact on clinical practice.We conducted two separate literature searches for articles published between January 1, 2010 and December 31, 2010. We reviewed title pages from the Annals of Internal Medicine, British Medical Journal, Journal of the American Geriatrics Society, JAMA, Journal of Clinical Oncology, JGIM, Journal of Pain and Symptom Management, Journal of Palliative Medicine, Lancet, New England Journal of Medicine, PC-FACS (Fast Article Critical Summaries for Clinicians in Palliative Care). We also conducted a Medline search with the key words "palliative," "hospice," and "terminal" care. Each author presented approximately 20 abstracts to the group. All authors reviewed these abstracts, and when needed, full text publications. We focused on articles relevant to general internists. We rated the articles individually, eliminating by consensus those that were not deemed of highest priority, and discussed the final choices as a group.We first identified 126 articles with potential relevance. We presented 20 at the annual SGIM update session, and discuss 11 in this paper.

    View details for DOI 10.1007/s11606-011-1929-9

    View details for Web of Science ID 000302869300019

    View details for PubMedID 22127796

  • Palliative Care Rounds: Toward Evidence-Based Practice JOURNAL OF PAIN AND SYMPTOM MANAGEMENT Dy, S. M., Harman, S. M., Braun, U. K., Howie, L. J., Harris, P. F., Jayes, R. L. 2012; 43 (4): 795-801

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