Wil Leonard Santivasi

Assistant Professor of Medicine
Email address wil.santivasi@duke.edu

I am a palliative care physician and medical educator, primarily taking care of hospitalized patients and working with medical students, residents, and fellows at Duke University Hospital. I am particularly interested in integrating palliative care into the care of patients with hematologic malignancies. I am also interested in exploring how educational experiences in palliative care shape the professional identities of medical learners in medical school, residency, and fellowship.

Publications

Santivasi, Wil L., Daniel S. Childs, Kelly L. Wu, Daniel K. Partain, Mark R. Litzow, Thomas W. LeBlanc, and Jacob J. Strand. “Perceptions of Hematology Among Palliative Care Physicians: Results of a Nationwide Survey.” J Pain Symptom Manage, April 29, 2021. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jpainsymman.2021.04.021.

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33933620
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Huffman, Brandon M., Frederic W. Hafferty, Anjali Bhagra, Emily L. Leasure, Wil L. Santivasi, and Adam P. Sawatsky. “Resident impression management within feedback conversations: A qualitative study.” Medical Education 55, no. 2 (February 2021): 266–74. https://doi.org/10.1111/medu.14360.

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Sawatsky, Adam P., Wil L. Santivasi, Hannah C. Nordhues, Brianna E. Vaa, John T. Ratelle, Thomas J. Beckman, and Frederic W. Hafferty. “Autonomy and professional identity formation in residency training: A qualitative study.” Medical Education 54, no. 7 (July 2020): 616–27. https://doi.org/10.1111/medu.14073.

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Santivasi, Wil L., and Daniel K. Partain. “A Beginner's Guide to the End: Practical Advice for Living Life and Facing Death.” Journal of Palliative Medicine 22, no. 12 (December 1, 2019): 1624–1624. https://doi.org/10.1089/jpm.2019.0492.

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Santivasi, Wil, Kelly Wu, Mark Litzow, Thomas LeBlanc, and Jacob Strand. “Palliative Care Physician Comfort (and Discomfort) with Discussing Prognosis in Hematologic Diseases: Results of a Nationwide Survey (SA528B).” In Journal of Pain and Symptom Management, 57:454–454. Elsevier BV, 2019. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jpainsymman.2018.12.205.

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Santivasi, Wil Leonard, Kelly Wu, Mark Robert Litzow, Thomas William LeBlanc, and Jacob J. Strand. “Palliative care physicians' beliefs toward hematology and the care of patients with hematologic diseases: Results of a nationwide survey.” In Journal of Clinical Oncology, 36:95–95. American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO), 2018. https://doi.org/10.1200/jco.2018.36.34_suppl.95.

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Santivasi, Wil L., Kelly M. Wu, Mark R. Litzow, Thomas W. LeBlanc, and Jacob J. Strand. “Palliative Care Physicians' Views Toward Hematology and the Care of Patients with Hematologic Diseases: Results of a Nationwide Survey.” In Blood, 132:4783–4783. American Society of Hematology, 2018. https://doi.org/10.1182/blood-2018-99-115597.

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