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

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Associate Professor of Clinical Medicine (General Internal Medicine)
Medical Director, Palliative Care Service, Pennsylvania Presbyterian Medical Center
Affiliated Faculty, Palliative and Advanced Illness Research Center
Medical Director, Penn Home Palliative Care, Penn Medicine at Home
Medical Director, Palliative Care Service, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
UPHS Palliative Care Medical Director, UPHS
Vice Chair, Diversity, Equity & Inclusion, Palliative Care Program, Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania
Chief, Penn Palliative Care Program, University of Pennsylvania Health System
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

Parikh RB, Sedhom R, Ferrell WJ, Villarin K, Berwanger K, Scarborough B, Oyer R, Kumar P, Ganta N, Sivendran S, Chen J, Volpp KG, Bekelman JE.: Behavioural economic interventions to embed palliative care in community oncology (BE-EPIC): study protocol for the BE-EPIC randomised controlled trial. BMJ Open 13(3), March 2023.

Tarshish,Yael, Olenik,Jennifer, and Ganta,Niharika : Pembrolizumab Neurotoxicity: A Prognostic Challenge. Poster Presentation, Annual Assembly for American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine 2021.

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

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Last updated: 10/19/2023
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