Holly Yang, MD FAAHPM

Holly Yang, MD FAAHPM

Assistant Director, International Palliative Medicine Fellowship Program. The Institute of Palliative Medicine at San Diego Hospice, San Diego, USA

E-mail: hyang@sdhospice.org
Skype: hollybyang

Dr. Yang’s work is focused on medical education, specifically the training of palliative medicine experts internationally, communications skill building, social media, and whole-person support of the health care provider.

Other Appointments

  • Assistant Clinical Professor, Voluntary, University of California, San Diego (UCSD), School of Medicine, San Diego, USA
  • Chair, Clinical Education Committee, American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine (AAHPM), USA
  • Co-director, Fourth-Year Medical Student Clerkship in Palliative Medicine, San Diego, USA

Key Accomplishments

  • Editor, AAHPM Hospice and Palliative Medicine Focused Assessment and Study Tool (HPM FAST) modules, 2nd edition. These include: “Prognostication,” “Pediatrics,” and “Psychiatry and Cognition,” 2012
  • Co-editor, AAHPM Hospice and Palliative Medicine Physician Assessment and Self-Study Program (HPM PASS) 1st and 2nd editions, a board review product from AAHPM which is approved for Maintenance of Certification credit through the American Board of Internal Medicine, 2007-present.
  • Faculty for Palliative Care bedside training courses in Tbilisi, Georgia (2007, 2011); Kiev, Ukraine (2008); Amman, Jordan (2007)
  • Assistant Director of the International Visiting Scholars Program at The Institute for Palliative Medicine at San Diego Hospice (IPMSDH), which included classroom and bedside training for 22 physicians in 2010.
  • Co-editor, HPM FAST modules, 1st edition, 2007-2009.

Education / Honor

  • Teaching and Learning Certificate Program/Health Professions Education Program, Massachusetts General Hospital Institute for Health Professionals, 2011-present.
  • Intern, “Being with Dying,” Upaya Institute 2012
  • Harvard Macy Scholar, “Program for Educators in Health Professions,” Harvard Macy Institute, 2012.
  • Leader, “Leadership Education and Academic Development (LEAD) Program,” American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine, 2009-2011.
  • Harvard Macy Scholar, “A Systems Approach to Assessment in Health Professions Education,” Harvard Macy Institute, 2011.
  • Participant, “Being with Dying,” Upaya Institute, 2011.
  • Participant, “Art of Presence,” George Washington University Institute for Spirituality and Health (GWISH), 2010.
  • Participant, “Sacred Art of Living and Dying” Series, Sacred Art of Living Center for Spiritual Formation, 2007-2008.
  • Fellow in Hospice and Palliative Medicine, The Institute for Palliative Medicine at San Diego Hospice, 2005-2007.
  • Chief Resident, Internal Medicine, Regions Hospital, University of Minnesota, 2004-2005.
  • Internal Medicine Resident, University of Minnesota, 2001-2004.
  • James Green Family Fellowship, Massachusetts General Hospital, 2003.
  • Honors Program in Medical Education (HPME), Northwestern University, 1994-2001.
  • Doctor of Medicine (MD), Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern University, 1997-2001.
  • Bachelor of Arts (BA) – Biology, Northwestern University, 1994-1997.

Key Publications

  • Pallimed blog contributor, 2010-present.
  • Campbell TC, Carey EC, Jackson VA, Saraiya B, Yang HB, Back AL, Arnold RM. Discussing prognosis: balancing hope and realism. Cancer J. 2010 Sep-Oct;16(5):461-6.
  • Back AL, Anderson WG, Bunch L, Marr LA, Wallace JA, Yang HB, Arnold RM. Communication about cancer near the end of life. Cancer 2008; 113(7 suppl):1897-1910.

Key Presentations

  • Yang HB, Moore SY, Ferris FD. Effectiveness of a Pilot Competency-based International Palliative Medicine Fellowship Program. (Presented at the European Association for Cancer Education Meeting by Ferris FD, Nicosia, Cyprus, March 09-10, 2011.) Journal of Cancer Education 2011
  • Yang HB, Moore SY, Lloyd LS, Neleson, RA, Whitmore SM, Ferris FD. Effectiveness of an International Visiting Scholars Program in Palliative Medicine. (Presented at the European Association for Cancer Education Meeting by Ferris FD, Nicosia, Cyprus, March 09-10, 2011.) Journal of Cancer Education 2011
  • Yang HB, Moore SY, Lloyd LS, Neleson, RA, Whitmore SM, Ferris FD. Experiences of International Physicians Compared with US-Trained Physicians after a Rotation in Palliative Medicine, (Presented at the European Association for Cancer Education Meeting by Ferris FD, Nicosia, Cyprus, March 09-10, 2011.) Journal of Cancer Education 2011
  • Yang HB, Moore SY, Lloyd LS, Neleson, RA, Whitmore SM, Ferris FD. The International Visiting Scholars Program: Effectiveness of a 4-week Curriculum in Palliative Medicine (Presented at the European Association for Palliative Care World Research Congress by Ferris FD May 21, 2011.) European J Pall Care May 2011: 62.
  • Yang HB, Moore SY, Lloyd LS, Neleson, RA, Whitmore SM, Ferris FD. The International Visiting Scholars Program: Comparison of International Physicians with U.S.-Trained Physicians after a Rotation in Palliative Medicine (Presented at the European Association for Palliative Care World Research Congress by Ferris FD, Poster P105 May 19, 2011). European J Pall Care May 2011: 90.
  • Montross LP, Yang HB, Moore SY, Ferris FD. The International Visiting Scholars Program: Preliminary Results of Physicians’ Qualitative Interviews (Presented at the European Association for Palliative Care World Research Congress by Montross LP, Poster P114 May 19, 2011). European J Pall Care May 2011: 91.
  • Carrington N, Prazich J, Yang H. “Creating Sacred Space for Renewal and Reflection: Personal Responsibility and Practical Applications” (Concurrent session). NHPCO Clinical Team Conference, San Diego, California, 2011.
  • Yang H. “Information Technology to Enhance Your Practice.” AAHPM Hospice Medical Director Forum, Grapevine, Texas, 2011.
  • Yang H. “Teaching and Mentoring.” AAHPM Hospice Medical Director Forum, Grapevine, Texas, 2011.
  • Wood G, Yang H. “Emotional Support of Fellows.” AAHPM Fellowship Program Summit, 2011.
  • Makowski S, Meier D, Sinclair C, Smith A, Widera E, Yang H. “Hospice and Palliative Medicine Social Media: 2010 Year in Review” (Lunch Forum). AAHPM Annual Assembly, Vancouver, Canada, 2011.
  • Carrington N, Sohmer M, Vollrath A, Yang H. “Rediscovering Our Heart: Come Together to Renew and Invigorate Through Reflection, Creativity, and the Power of Shared Experience” (Preconference Workshop). AAHPM Annual Assembly, Vancouver, Canada, 2011.
  • Wood G, Yang H. “ICU Family Meetings: Data and a Framework.” ICU Grand Rounds, University of Massachusetts, Worchester, 2010.
  • Wood G, Yang H. “Oncotalk at UMass.” Communications Program for University of Massachusetts, Worchester, 2010.
  • Wood G, Yang H. “Operationalizing Role Play” (Concurrent session). AAHPM Fellowship Program Summit, Atlanta, GA, 2010.
  • Yang H. “Incorporating Palliative Care.” Cancer Epidemiology and Prevention Summer Course, Cairo, Egypt 2009.

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