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Karl Lorenz, M.D., MSHS
Karl Lorenz, M.D., MSHS
David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA
VA Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System, Los Angeles, CA

Research Interests: Cancer, Health Care Informatics, Implementation Science, Patient-Centered Care, Quality Measurement, Palliative Care, Health Care Value

Dr. Karl Lorenz is a staff member of the Veterans Integrated Palliative Program and Division of Internal Medicine at the Department of VA Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System (VA GLAHS). He serves as faculty of the VA GLAHS palliative care clinical fellowship and Director of Palliative Care Core for the VA Center for the Study of Healthcare Provider Behavior. He is also adjunct affiliate staff at RAND Health and professor of medicine at UCLA. Dr. Lorenz's work has focused on improving supportive care delivery in general clinical practice, oncology, and palliative care. His research has focused on pain and other routine symptom screening tools, evidence-based standards, and quality measurement. He is a recipient of the Young Investigator Award of the American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine and the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization and was also awarded the Advanced Career Development Award of the United States Department of Veteran Affairs.


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