A photo of Rachel Thienprayoon.

Medical Director, StarShine Hospice & Palliative Care

Attending Physician, Palliative Care Team

Attending Physician, Hemangioma and Vascular Malformation Program

Associate Professor, UC Department of AnesthesiaUC Department of Pediatrics

513-736-6301

Board Certified

My Biography & Research

Biography

Dr. Thienprayoon was a recipient of the Place Outcomes Research Award in 2016 and of the Schmidlapp Women's Scholar Award in 2017. She was named a member of the Palliative Care Quality Collaborative Board of Directors in 2019.

Clinical Interests

Pediatric oncology; pediatric hospice and palliative medicine

Academic Affiliation

Associate Professor, UC Department of AnesthesiaUC Department of Pediatrics

Clinical Divisions

Palliative Care, Anesthesia, Cancer and Blood Diseases, Hospice, Home Care

Research Divisions

Anesthesia, Cancer and Blood Diseases

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.

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. The 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:e328-e328.

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:e317-e317.

"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. Pediatric Oncology. : Springer International Publishing; Springer International Publishing; 2018.