Sofia Bunge, MD

Sofia Bunge, MD

Physician, Programa Argentino de Medicina
Paliativa- Fundación FEMEBA
Buenos Aires, Argentina

Skype: sofiabunge

Dr. Sofia Bunge is an attending physician in the Palliative Care Unit, Tornú Hospital, Programa Argentino De Medicina Paliativa Fundacion Femeba (PAMP-FF) in Buenos Aires, Argentina. She is the Education Coordinator of the PAMP-FF. She is also the Medical Director of Hospice Casa de la Bondad, Manos Abiertas Foundation, Buenos Aires. Her interests include increasing the understanding of palliative care among healthcare professionals in Argentina.

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Other Appointments

  • Clinical Professor “Palliative Care”, Medicine School, Austral University. Buenos Aires, Argentina
    Coordinator, Palliative Care Long Distance Courses, E-learning, PAMP-FF
  • Coordinator, Post Graduate Interdisciplinary Palliative Care Course, Bioethics Program, PAMP-FF, FLACSO (Facultad Latinoamericana de Ciencias Sociales), Buenos Aires, Argentina
  • Teacher, Department of Humanism and Bioethics, School of Medicine, Universidad Nacional del Centro de la Provincia de Buenos Aires, UNICEN, Olavarría, Argentina
  • Coordinator and Teacher, Palliative Care Bus Rounds, “Curso en Colectivo” CeC, PAMP-FF, Argentina
  • Member, Palliative Care Advisory Board of the National Cancer Institute (NCI), Argentina

Key Accomplishments

  • Collaborated with the development and implementation of the Palliative Care Grants Program for doctors and nurses of the Argentinean National Cancer Institute, 2011
  • Developed and implemented together with Dr Bretolino,M and Dr Wenk,R. the Palliative Care curriculum, Austral University, Buenos Aires, Argentina, 2010
  • Consultant, Manos Abiertas Foundation, helped found the Hospice Casa de la Bondad, Buenos Aires, Argentina, 2009

Education / Honors

  • Leader, International Palliative Care Leadership Development Initiative, The Institute for Palliative Medicine at San Diego Hospice, San Diego, CA, USA, 2010-2011
  • Physician in Palliative Medicine, Re Certification, July 2011
  • Consejo de Certificación de la Academia Nacional de Medicina. Asociación Argentina de Medicina y Cuidados Paliativos, Buenos Aires, Argentina, 2011
  • Consejo de Certificación de Profesional Médicos – Academia Nacional de Medicina. Asociación,Argentina de Medicina y Cuidados Paliativos, Buenos Aires, Argentina, 2005
  • Certification in Palliative Medicine, National Academy of Medicine, 2005
  • Specialist in Geriatrics and Gerontology, Argentine Association of Medicine. Argentine Society of Geriatrics and Gerontology, 2002
  • Specialist in Internal Medicine, British Hospital Residency, University of Buenos Aires, Faculty of Medicine, Buenos Aires, Argentina, 2000
  • Post Graduate Course in Palliative Medicine, Foundation FEMEBA, University of Buenos Aires (UBA), Buenos Aires, Argentina, 1999
  • Medical Degree, University of Buenos Aires, Faculty of Medicine (UBA), Buenos Aires, Argentina, 1996

Key Publications
Journal articles

  • Bunge S., Vignaroli E. , Cullen C. , Rodriguez A. , Saravia J. Bertolino M., Wenk  R. E- learning Palliative Care Program in Latin America:Improvements in Knowledge and Comfort. Programa Argentino de Medicina Paliativa-Fundación FEMEBA, Argentina. American Association for Cancer Education Meeting, Buffalo, New York. 2nd place poster prize, 2011
  • Rodríguez A; Bertolino M; Bunge S; Rodríguez Danussi I, Farías G.Survey of Diagnostic Information and Decision Making in Patients in a General Hospital. IV Congreso de la Asociación Latinoamericana de Cuidados Paliativos,I Congreso de la Sociedad Peruana de Cuidados Paliativos, Lima, Perú 3rd Prize Poster “Dame Cicely Saunders”, ALCP, March, 2008


  • Palma A, Taboada P, Nervi F. (2010) editores. “Medicina Paliativa y Cuidados Continuos” Manejo de síntomas gastrointestinales, constipación, diarrea, náuseas, vómitos y oclusión intestinal. Alejandra Rodríguez, Sofía Bunge y Mariela Bertolino, Ediciones Universidad Católica de Chile

Key Presentations

  • Bunge, S. Effective Education Strategies: Palliative Care on Wheels, American Association for Cancer Education Meeting, Buffalo, New York, 2011
  • Bunge,S. Undergraduate Education in Argentina. V Latin American Congress on Palliative Care, Argentina, 2010


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