Thomas's clinical work is primarily as an inpatient adult and pediatric palliative medicine consultant, where he works with seriously ill patients and their families to relieve pain and other symptoms, provide support, and help them receive healthcare driven by their personal goals. He also works as a Medicine Hospitalist and supervises Palliative Medicine fellows in the outpatient Symptom Management Service clinic at Mt. Zion.
ACADEMIC AND EDUCATIONAL PURSUITS:
Thomas is the Associate Program Director for the UCSF Hospice and Palliative Medicine Fellowship program and Director of the 4th year Medical Student elective in Palliative Medicine. He is currently developing curricula in clinical communication training. He also serves as a panelist for the Admissions Committee of the UCSF School of Medicine.
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Reid, T. T., Demme, R. A., & Quill, T. E.. Pain Management 2011. PMID:
Reid TT, Demme RA, Quill TE. When there are no good choices: illuminating the borderland between proportionate palliative sedation and palliative sedation to unconsciousness. 2011. PMID: 24654583