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Neil Wenger, M.D., M.P.H.
Neil Wenger, M.D., M.P.H.


Internal Medicine

General Information:

English, Spanish


Professor, Department of Medicine, General Internal Medicine
Director, UCLA Healthcare Ethics Center
Chair, Ethics Committee, Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center
Member, JCCC Patients and Survivors Program Area

Hospital Affiliation(s):

Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center


Internal Medicine, UCLA School of Medicine, 1987 - 1989
Internal Medicine, UCLA School of Medicine, 1985 - 1987
Internal Medicine, UCLA School of Medicine, 1984 - 1985
Medical Degree:
M.D., UCLA School of Medicine, 1984


Board Certification(s):
Internal Medicine, American Board of Internal Medicine, 1987

Contact Information:

(310) 794-2288

Practice Information:

Clinical Interest(s):

Scientific Interest(s):

Dr. Neil Wenger's primary interests are measuring quality of care for older patients, advance care planning and care decisions toward the end of life, and the relationship and communication between a physician and patient.

Selected Cancer-Related Publications:

Walling AM, Asch SM, Lorenz KA, Malin J, Roth CP, Barry T, Wenger NS. The quality of supportive care among inpatients dying with advanced cancer. Support Care Cancer. 2012 Sep;20(9):2189-94. Epub 2012 Apr 29

Kelley AS, Ettner SL, Wenger NS, Sarkisian CA. Determinants of death in the hospital among older adults. J Am Geriatr Soc. 2011 Dec;59(12):2321-5. Epub 2011 Nov 8

Walling AM, Asch SM, Lorenz KA, Roth CP, Barry T, Kahn KL, Wenger NS. The quality of care provided to hospitalized patients at the end of life. Arch Intern Med. 2010 Jun 28;170(12):1057-63.

Wenger NS, Vespa PM. Ethical issues in patient-physician communication about therapy for cancer: professional responsibilities of the oncologist. Oncologist. 2010;15 Suppl 1:43-8.

Walling A, Lorenz KA, Dy SM, Naeim A, Sanati H, Asch SM, Wenger NS. Evidence-based recommendations for information and care planning in cancer care. J Clin Oncol. 2008 Aug 10;26(23):3896-902.