Niharika Ganta, M.D., M.P.H

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Assistant Professor of Clinical Medicine
Department: Medicine

Contact information
Hospital at the University of Pennsylvania
Palliative Care Service
3400 Spruce Street
White 2nd Floor
Philadelphia, PA 19104
Office: (215) 221-2365
BS (History)
Temple University, 2004.
MPH (Public Health)
Temple University, 2008.
Temple University, 2010.
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Description of Clinical Expertise

Medically complex patients, end of life care

Description of Other Expertise

quality improvement, palliative medicine program development

Selected Publications

Hatchimonji JS, Huston-Patterson HH, Dortche K, Orji W, Ganta N, O’Connor N, Kaplan LJ, Martin ND. : Do We Know Our Patients’ Goals? Evaluating Preoperative Discussions in Emergency Surgery. Am J Surg 220(4): 861-862, October 2020.

Haines L, Ganta N, Jones CA, Martin ND.: Palliative Care for Trauma Patients: Today and into the Next Decade. J Palliat Med. 23(9): 1147-1148, September 2020.

Klinedinst R, Dingfield L, Farabelli JP, Ganta N.: Balancing Democracy with Efficiency: Strategies for Leading an Interdisciplinary Palliative Care Team Journal of Pain and Symptom Management 59(2): 493-494, February 2020.

Pasricha V, Bhardwaj A, Gorman D, Laothamatas K, Mikkelsen ME, and Ganta N.: Implementation of a Standardized Serious Illness Conversation Guide within the ICU. Critical Care Medicine Poster Presentation 48(1): 645, January 2020 Notes: Poster presentation.

Ganta N, Mayro G, Yen P, Greenblatt J, OConnor N: A Comprehensive Quality Improvement Initiative to Improve Serious Illness Communication in the Long Term Acute Care Hospital Setting. Society of General Internal Medicine, Poster Session (meeting cancelled due to travel restrictions) 2020.

Pasricha V, Gorman D, Laothamatas K, Bhardwaj A, Ganta N, and Mikkelsen ME: Use of the Serious Illness Conversation Guide to Improve Communication with Surrogates of Critically Ill Patients. A Pilot Study ATS Scholar 1(2), 2020.

Ganta N, Heath JK, Tomescu O : Prevalence and Contributors to Subspecialty Trainee Burnout and Impact of Innovative Wellness Consultative Service. Poster Presentation at Department of Medicine Research Day at Perelman School of Medicine of University of Pennsylvania 2019.

Ganta N, O'Connor N, Jones C, Klinedinst R, Courtright Kate: Sign Off Rounds: A Workflow Innovation to Manage Census and Volume for an Inpatient Palliative Care Consult Service. Paper Presentation, Annual Assembly of Hospice and Palliative Care 2019.

Brassil M, Ganta N: The Death of a Patient in an Inpatient Rehabilitation Facility Highlights the Need for Primary Palliative Care Across Settings. Poster Presentation, Annual Assembly of Hospice and Palliative Care 2019.

Ganta, Niharika and Haines, Lindsay: Clinical Pearls: The Itch to Cure: Managing Pruritus. AAHPM Quarterly 2019.

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Last updated: 12/28/2020
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