James Fausto, MD
Assistant Professor, Family Medicine
Medical Director of Palliative Care - UW Medicine

Phone: (206) 543-9401
e-mail: jfausto@uw.edu


Biographical Profile

Dr. Fausto is the Medical Director of Palliative Care for UW Medicine. He also serves at the Associate Director for the Palliative Care Service at University of Washington Medical Center and an Assistant Professor in the Department of Family Medicine. Lastly, he is the co-director of the palliative care track of the Chronic Care Clerkship for 4th year medical students at UWSOM.

Dr. Fausto earned a bachelor's degree from Grinnell College and his M.D. from University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey - New Jersey Medical School. He completed his residency training in family medicine in the Department of Family and Social Medicine at Montefiore Medical Center, followed by a Hospice and Palliative Medicine Fellowship at Montefiore Medical Center - Albert Einstein College of Medicine in New York.

Following fellowship, he joined the Albert Einstein College of Medicine faculty as in the Department of Family and Social Medicine. He held multiple positions during his time at Montefiore Medical Center including Fellowship Director for the Hospice and Palliative Medicine Fellowship and Medical Director of the Palliative Care Service.

His administrative role at UW includes clinical work, teaching, and research.



Scholarly Work

Fausto, James. Balancing emotions and reason at the end of life. KevinMD.com, 11-23-2014.
http://www.kevinmd.com/blog/post-author/james-fausto

Fausto, James MD. 2007. Rejecting Dialysis – A patient’s choice. Teaching Cases Exploring Cross-Cultural Care. Albert Einstein College of Medicine(AECOM) Faculty Task Force for Disparities and Cross-Cultural Training. BronxCreed. Funded by National Institutes of Health’s National Center for Minority Health and Health Disparities

Education & Training

Institution

 

Degree or Credential

 

Year

Montefiore Medical Center - Department of Family and Social Medicine Hospice and Palliative Medicine Fellowship 2010
Montefiore Medical Center - Department of Family and Social Medicine Family Medicine Residency 2009
University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey - New Jersey Medical School MD 2006

Published Articles

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Author(s)

Journal

Year

Using Electronic Health Records for Quality Measurement and Accountability in Care of the Seriously Ill: Opportunities and Challenges. Curtis JR, Sathitratanacheewin S, Starks H, Lee RY, Kross EK, Downey L, Sibley J, Lober W, Loggers ET, Fausto JA, Lindvall C, Engelberg RA J Palliat Med 2018
Predictors of Death in the Hospital for Patients with Chronic Serious Illness. Hicks K, Downey L, Engelberg RA, Fausto JA, Starks H, Dunlap B, Sibley J, Lober W, Khandelwal N, Loggers ET, Curtis JR J Palliat Med 2018
Temporal Trends Between 2010 and 2015 in Intensity of Care at End-of-Life for Patients With Chronic Illness: Influence of Age Under vs. Over 65 Years. Sathitratanacheewin S, Engelberg RA, Downey L, Lee RY, Fausto JA, Starks H, Dunlap B, Sibley J, Lober W, Loggers ET, Khandelwal N, Curtis JR J Pain Symptom Manage 2018
Providing Pediatric Palliative Care Education Using Problem-Based Learning. Moody K, McHugh M, Baker R, Cohen H, Pinto P, Deutsch S, Santizo RO, Schechter M, Fausto J, Joo P J Palliat Med 2018
30-Day Readmission Rates in Patients Admitted for Heart Failure Exacerbation with and without Palliative Care Consultation: A Retrospective Cohort Study. Chuang E, Kim G, Blank AE, Southern W, Fausto J J Palliat Med 2017
Let's Talk Critical. Development and Evaluation of a Communication Skills Training Program for Critical Care Fellows. Hope AA, Hsieh SJ, Howes JM, Keene AB, Fausto JA, Pinto PA, Gong MN Ann Am Thorac Soc 2015
Unnecessary pacemaker: care coordination problems and language barriers. Salomon S, Fausto J JAMA Intern Med 2015
Palliative care in the management of advanced HIV/AIDS. Fausto JA, Selwyn PA Prim. Care 2011
Prognosis of anoxic-ischemic encephalopathy #234. Fausto J J Palliat Med 2011