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VJ Periyakoil, Geriatrics, Hospice & Palliative Medicine

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Contact Information

  • Clinical Offices
    General Medical Disciplines 1265 Welch Rd MSOB X216 MC 5475 Stanford, CA 94305
    Tel Work (650) 493-5000 Fax (650) 852-3372
    General Medical Disciplines 1265 Welch Rd MSOB X216 MC 5475 Stanford, CA 94305
    Tel Work (650) 493-5000 Fax (650) 852-3372
  • Academic Offices
    Personal Information
    Email Tel (650) 493-5000
    Administrative Contact
    Farrel Quadra or Anastasia Divnich Palliative Care Administrative Staff Tel Work 6504935000X64742
    Not for medical emergencies or patient use

Professional Overview

Bio

VJ Periyakoil, MD , Clinical Associate Professor of Medicine at Stanford University School of Medicine; Director, Stanford Palliative Care Education & Training Program & the Stanford Hospice & Palliative Medicine Fellowship Program. A nationally recognized leader in geriatrics and palliative care, Periyakoil founded and directs Stanford eCampus ( http://ecampus.stanford.edu), the Ethno-geriatrics & end-of-life Successful Aging Project ( http://geriatrics.stanford.edu ), and Stanford End-of-life (http://endoflife.stanford.edu ). She serves as the Editor-in-Chief of the AAHPM Quarterly of the American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine, as Senior Associate Editor of the Journal of Palliative Medicine, the Vice Chair of the Ethnogeriatrics Committee of the American Geriatrics Society and the Chair of the American Board of Internal Medicine’s Hospice & Palliative Medicine SEP Committee. Her work has been and is funded by grants from NIH, HRSA, foundations as well as the Department of Veterans Affairs. Clinically, she serves as the Associate Director of Palliative Care Services at the VA Palo Alto Health Care Center. Her research focuses on wellbeing of multi-cultural persons in the context of geriatrics, ethno-geriatrics and hospice , palliative care & end-of-life care. She has presented in numerous national meetings including the recent End-of-Life meeting of the Institute of Medicine. ( periyakoil@stanford.edu ; office: 650-493-5000 x 65039).

Clinical Focus

  • Geriatrics
  • Hospice and Palliative Medicine

Academic Appointments

Administrative Appointments

  • Director of Palliative Care Education and Training, Stanford University (2008 - present)
  • Director, Stanford University Hospice and Palliative Medicine Fellowship Program, Stanford University (2008 - 2015)
  • Director, Stanford e-Campus, Stanford University (2008 - 2015)
  • Director, VA Interprofessional Fellowship in Palliative Care, VA Palo Alto Health Care System System (2005 - 2015)
  • Associate Director, Palliative Care Services, VA Palo Alto Health Care System System (2003 - 2015)

Honors and Awards

  • Clinical Teaching Award, Department of Medicine (2013)
  • Vice Chair, Ethno Geriatrics Committee, American Geriatrics Society (2013-)
  • Member, Public Health: Care, Prevention, and Disparities Committee,, Interagency Pain Research Coordinating Committee (IPRCC) Department of Health and Human Services (2013-)
  • Member, Council of Faculty and Academic Societies (CFAS)., Association of American Medical Colleges (2013-)
  • Member, Publications Committee, American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine (2012-)
  • Chair, Self Evaluation Process for Hospice and Palliative Medicine, American Board of Internal Medicine (2012)
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Professional Education

Internship: San Joaquin General Hospital - GME OFFICE CA (06/95)
Residency: San Joaquin General Hospital - GME OFFICE CA (6/1997)
Board Certification: American Board of Internal Medicine, Geriatric Medicine (2010)
Board Certification: Hospice and Palliative Medicine, American Board of Internal Medicine (2008)
Fellowship: Stanford University - CAPS CA (6/2000)
Medical Education: University of Madras
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Courses

2013-14

Graduate and Fellowship Program Affiliations

Scientific Focus

Current Research and Scholarly Interests

My work is in two areas
1. I study research problems where biological, psychosocial and cultural aspects meet in the care of persons with chronic and serious illnesses.

2. I study the pedagogy of health e-learning using multi-media and Web 2.0 techniques with a special interest in the science of Social Media ( blogs, micro-blogs, etc) and videos to foster learning behaviors and change

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