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Sandra L. Pedraza Cardozo, M.D.

Sandra Liliana Pedraza Cardozo, M.D.

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  • Assistant Professor of Oncology
Female

Languages: English, Spanish

Expertise

Geriatric Medicine, Hospice and Palliative Medicine, Oncology

Locations

Sibley Memorial Hospital

5255 Loughboro Road NW
Washington, DC 20016 map
Phone: 202-660-7834 | Fax: 202-243-5271

Background

Titles

  • Assistant Professor of Oncology
  • Assistant Professor of Medicine

Departments / Divisions

Education

Degrees

  • MD, Universidad del Rosario (1997)

Residencies

  • University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine / Family Medicine (2010)

Fellowships

  • University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine (2011)
  • The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center / Palliative Medicine (2012)

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Family Medicine / Family Medicine (2010)
  • American Board of Family Medicine / Geriatric Medicine (2013)
  • American Board of Family Medicine / Hospice and Palliative Care (2012)

Research & Publications

Selected Publications

Pedraza S, Al Snih S, Ottenbacher KJ, Markides KS, Raji MA. Sleep quality and sleep problems in Mexican Americans aged 75 and older. Aging Clin Exp Res. 2012 Aug. Epub 2011 Nov 16

Yennurajalingam S, Balachandran D, Pedraza Cardozo SL, Berg E, Chisholm G, Reddy A, DelaCruz V, Williams J, Bruera E. Patient-reported sleep disturbance in advanced cancer: frequency, predictors and screening performance of the Edmonton Symptom Assessment System sleep item. BMJ Support Palliat Care. 2017 Sep. Epub 2015 Oct 16

Pedraza SL, Culp S, Falkenstine EC, Moss AH. POST Forms More Than Advance Directives Associated With Out-of-Hospital Death: Insights From a State Registry. J Pain Symptom Manage. 2016 Feb. Epub 2015 Oct 23.

Pedraza SL, Culp S, Knestrick M, Falkenstine EC, Moss AH. Association of POLST form use with end-of- life care quality metrics in cancer patients. Journal of Oncology Practice. 2017 Oct 13. Epub 2017 Jul 20

Activities & Honors

Memberships

  • American Geriatrics Society
  • American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine
  • American Academy of Family Physicians

Videos & Media

Lectures and Presentations

  • Comparison of Patients’ Practices and End-of-Life Outcomes with Use of Advanced Directives and the Physical Orders for Scope of Treatment Program: insights from a Statewide Registry
    Oral Presentation, American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine Annual Meeting, Philadelphia, PA (02/27/2015)
    American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine
  • Association of POST form use with quality end-of-life care metrics in cancer patients: Update from the West Virginia registry
    Oral Presentation, Annual Meeting, Phoenix, AZ (02/24/2017)
    American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine
  • Rapid Opioid De-escalation in Cancer-induced Bone Pain Achievable with Acupuncture?
    Oral Presentation, Annual Meeting, Annual Assembly, Phoenix (02/24/2017)
    American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine
  • Acupuncture for Intractable Nausea Induced by Novel Anti-Cancer Therapy
    Oral Presentation, Annual Meeting, Annual Assembly, Orlando, FL (03/13/2019)
    American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine

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The Patient Rating score is an average of all responses to physician related questions on the national CG-CAHPS Medical Practice patient experience survey through Press Ganey. Responses are measured on a scale of 1 to 5, with 5 being the best score. Comments are also gathered from our CG-CAHPS Medical Practice Survey through Press Ganey and displayed in their entirety. Patients are de-identified for confidentiality and patient privacy.

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