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photo Jesse A. Soodalter, MD, MA

Clinical Instructor of Medicine


Phone: 412-864-2424

Office: UPMC Montefiore
933 W, 200 Lothrop Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15213
Phone: 412-864-2424
Fax: 412-692-4315
Education and Training
BA, Classics, Brown University, 1994
MD, Brown University, 2009
MA, Humanities, The University of Chicago, 2015
Resident, Internal Medicine, Brown University, 2012
Fellow, Hematology/Oncology, The University of Chicago, 2015
Chief Fellow, Hematology/Oncology, The University of Chicago, 2015
Fellow, Hospice & Palliative Medicine, The University of Chicago, 2016
Post-doctoral Research Fellow, Palliative Care, The University of Pittsburgh, 2016
Research Interest
Dr. Soodalter's research interests focus on improving our ability to think and talk effectively about death in general, and end-of-life care planning in particular. Her research takes a broad interdisciplinary approach that has included collaboration with scholars in fields ranging from art History to economics to archaeology and more. Her work to date has included qualitative study of death experiences and attitudes among patients with colon cancer, as well as collaborative public workshops and paneled film screenings exploring death-related topics through interdisciplinary lenses.
Clinical Interest
Dr. Soodalter practices palliative medicine, with particular interests in hematologic cancer and stem-cell transplant patients.
Educational Interest
Dr. Soodalter is interested in improving medical students' preparation for death and end-of-life care through exposure to interdisciplinary perspectives and types of knowledge and inquiry.
Selected Publications:
Nickels, E. M., Soodalterj, J. A., Churpek, J. E., Godley, L. A. Recognizing familial myeloid leukemia in adults. Therapeutic Advances in Hematology. 2013; 4(4): 254-69.
Notable Achievements
Member, American Academy of Hospice & Palliative Medicine, 2015-present
Member, American Society of Clinical Oncology Professional Development Committee, 2013-present
Member, Pain & Anesthesia Committee, University of Chicago Medical Center, 2015-2016
Fellow, Neubauer Collegium for Culture and Society, 2013-2015
Member, American Society of Clinical Oncology, 2012-present
Member, American Society of Hematology, 2012-2014