Laura E Dingfield, MD, MSEd

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Associate Professor of Clinical Medicine (General Internal Medicine)
Inpatient Attending, Penn Medicine Hospice, Penn Presbyterian Medical Center
Inpatient Attending, Penn Medicine Hospice, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
Program Director, Hospice and Palliative Medicine Fellowship, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
Director of Palliative Care Education, University of Pennsylvania Health System
Co-Director, Medical Education and Leadership Track, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Internal Medicine Residency
Pathway Mentor, Measey Step to Residency Program, Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania
Department: Medicine

Contact information
3400 Spruce Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104
Vanderbilt University, 2005.
University of Michigan, 2009.
MSEd (Medical Education)
University of Pennsylvania Graduate School of Education, 2018.
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Selected Publications

Sagin A, Balmer D, Musheno R, Olenik J, Dingfield L, Dine CJ, Bennett N: Use of the Context Input Process Product Model for Evaluation of a Novel Palliative Care Curriculum for Medical Students. Poster Presentation, Learn Serve Lead 2023: The AAMC Annual Meeting. Seattle, WA. Nov 2023.

Paladino J, Fromme EK, Kilpatrick L, Dingfield L, Teuteberg W, Bernacki R, Jackson V, Sanders JJ, Jacobsen J, Ritchie C, Mitchell S: Lessons Learned About System-Level Improvement in Serious Illness Communication: A Qualitative Study of Serious Illness Care Program Implementation in Five Health Systems. The Joint Commission Journal on Quality and Patient Safety July 2023.

Sagin A, Dingfield L, Savinese S: The Hospice Crisis: An Educator’s Viewpoint. Journal of Palliative Medicine 26(6), June 2023.

Alana Sagin, Dorene Balmer, Suzanne Rose, Rosie Musheno, Jennifer M. Olenik, Laura Dingfield, C. Jessica Dine, and Nadia L. Bennett: Evaluation of a Palliative Care Longitudinal Curriculum for Medical Students Using the Context-Input-Process-Product Model. American Journal of Hospice and Palliative Medicine March 2023.

Moderators: Vyjeyanthi S. Periyakoil, Charles F. von Gunten, Participants: F. Amos Bailey, Laura E. Dingfield, and Mathias Schlögl: Mid-Career Training to Advance Palliative Care. Journal of Palliative Medicine 25(5): 705-711, May 2022 Notes:

Staudt D, Stankiewicz C, and Dingfield L: Concerning Confidence: Serious Illness Conversations During the Medicine Acting Internship. Palliative Medicine Reports 3(1), April 2022.

Dingfield L, Clancy C, Cohen M, and Heath J: Training Bystanders to be Upstanders: Implementation of an Asynchronous Virtual Faculty Development Course on Managing Discriminatory Patient Behavior in the Clinical Learning Environment Poster Presentation, Association of Program Directors in Internal Medicine Fall Meeting. September 2021.

Dingfield L, Leonberg-Yoo A, Brewster U, Hadlik G, Morrison L, Winzelberg G, Berns J.: An Integrated, Competency-Based Nephrology and Palliative Medicine Fellowship. Poster Presentation, American Medical Association GME Innovation Summit. Sacramento, CA. October 2020.

Dingfield L, Jackson VA, deLima Thomas J, Doyle KP, Ferris F, and Radwany SM: Looking Back, and Ahead: A Call to Action for Increasing the Hospice and Palliative Medicine Specialty Pipeline. Journal of Palliative Medicine February 2020 Notes: Published online, Ahead of print.

Dingfield L, Flores E, Radcliff J, Stamm R, Uritsky T: Adapting a Comfort Care Order Set in a Large Health System During the COVID-19 Pandemic. Journal of Palliative Medicine 2020.

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