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Medical Director, StarShine Hospice & Palliative Care

Attending Physician, Palliative Care Team

Associate Professor, UC Department of Anesthesia

513-736-6301

Board Certified

My Biography & Research

Biography

Dr. Thienprayoon is an associate professor of Anesthesia (Palliative Care). She is a clinical researcher and expert in quality improvement methods. Her research interests are defining and benchmarking quality in pediatric palliative care and in clinician experiences of compassion within a team and organization. She is a 2020 Sojourns Scholar through the Cambia Healthcare Foundation, co-chair of the Pediatric Palliative Care Task Force hosted by the National Coalition for Hospice and Palliative Care, leader of the Pediatric Palliative Improvement Network, and a member of the board of directors of the Palliative Care Quality Collaborative.

Clinical Interests

Pediatric oncology; pediatric hospice and palliative medicine

Academic Affiliation

Associate Professor, UC Department of Anesthesia

Clinical Divisions

Palliative Care, Anesthesia, Hospice, Home Care

Research Divisions

Anesthesia

My Locations

My Education

BS: Chemistry, Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, GA, 2003.

MD: Medical College of Georgia, Augusta, GA, 2007.

Residency: General Pediatrics, Children's Medical Center Dallas, Dallas, TX, 2010.

Fellowship: Pediatric Hematology-Oncology, UT Southwestern, Dallas, TX, 2013.

Fellowship: Pediatric Hospice and Palliative Medicine, Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, OH, 2014.

MSCS: University of Texas Southwestern, Dallas, TX, 2015.

Board certification: General Pediatrics, 2012; Hospice and Palliative Medicine, 2014; Pediatric Hematology-Oncology, 2015.

My Publications

Patterns of Hospice and Home-Based Palliative Care in Children: An Ohio Pediatric Palliative Care and End-of Life Network Study. Grossoehme, DH; Humphrey, L; Friebert, S; Ding, L; Yang, G; Allmendinger-Goertz, K; Fryda, Z; Fosselman, D; Thienprayoon, R. Journal of Pediatrics. 2020; 225:152-156.

Safety in Pediatric Hospice and Palliative Care: A Qualitative Study. Pestian, T; Thienprayoon, R; Grossoehme, D; Friebert, S; Humphrey, L. Pediatric Quality and Safety. 2020; 5.

Compassionate Design: Utilizing Design Thinking to Preserve Sanctity, Dignity, and Personhood When Children Die. Grossoehme, DH; Mark, MS; Lane, B; Rednour, A; Thienprayoon, R. Pediatric Quality and Safety. 2020; 5.

"There's Just No Way to Help, and They Did. " Parents Name Compassionate Care as a New Domain of Quality in Pediatric Home-Based Hospice and Palliative Care. Thienprayoon, R; Grossoehme, D; Humphrey, L; Pestian, T; Frimpong-Manso, M; Malcolm, H; Kitamura, E; Jenkins, R; Friebert, S. Journal of Palliative Medicine. 2020; 23:767-776.

Use of Continuous Dexmedetomidine at Home for Nearly Three Years in a Young Woman with End-Stage Cyanotic Congenital Heart Disease and Cyclic Vomiting. Thienprayoon, R; Meyer, M; Flint, H; Weidner, N; Hirsch, R. Journal of Palliative Medicine. 2019; 22:1289-1292.

Location of Death and End-of-Life Characteristics of Young Adults with Cancer Treated at a Pediatric Hospital. Mark, MS J; Yang, G; Ding, L; Norris, RE; Thienprayoon, R. Journal of Adolescent and Young Adult Oncology. 2019; 8:417-422.

Defining Provider-Prioritized Domains of Quality in Pediatric Home-Based Hospice and Palliative Care: A Study of the Ohio Pediatric Palliative Care and End-of-Life Network. Thienprayoon, R; Alessandrini, E; Frimpong-Manso, M; Grossoehme, D. Journal of Palliative Medicine. 2018; 21:1414-1435.

Pediatric palliative care in the intensive care unit and questions of quality: a review of the determinants and mechanisms of high-quality palliative care in the pediatric intensive care unit (PICU). Short, SR; Thienprayoon, R. Translational Pediatrics. 2018; 7:326-343.

Provider-Prioritized Domains of Quality in Pediatric Home-Based Hospice and Palliative Care: A Study of the Ohio Pediatric Palliative Care and End-of-Life Network. Thienprayoon, R; Mark, MS J; Grossoehme, D. Journal of Palliative Medicine. 2018; 21:290-296.

Advancing Pediatric Palliative Oncology Through Innovation. Brock, K; Mark, M; Thienprayoon, R; Ullrich, C. Palliative Care in Pediatric Oncology. 2018.