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Charles Von Gunten

Dr. Charles Frederick Von Gunten, MD

Family MedicineInternal MedicineOncologyHospice & Palliative Medicine


This physician's panel is closed to new HMO members enrolling with this physician for the first time.Dr. Charles F. von Gunten is the Provost and Vice President of the Center for Palliative Studies, San Diego Hospice & Palliative Care, a teaching and research affiliate of the University of California, San Diego, University of San Diego and San Diego State University. He is an established investigator of the National Cancer Institute and the Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Palliative Medicine. He directs the largest fellowship program in palliative medicine in the US. Dr. Von Gunten is also the Chairman, Test Committee, Hospice & Palliative Medicine, American Board of Medical Specialties. He is the immediate past President of the American Association for Cancer Education and was Co-Principal for the Education for Physicians on End-of-life Care (EPEC) Project and its revision for oncology, EPEC-O. He is an expert for the Center to Advance Palliative Care (CAPC) on developing hospital-based palliative care programs. He serves as Medical Director of the Doris A. Howell Service, a palliative care consultation service at UCSD Health Care. Dr. von Gunten has been particularly interested in the integration of hospice and palliative care into academic medicine. He has published and spoken widely on the subjects of hospice, palliative medicine, and pain and symptom control.
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800 McConnell Rd
Columbus, OH, 43214


Medical School
University Of Colorado School Of Medicine
Graduated 1999
Northwestern Memorial Hospital


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