An NCI-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center

Chandana Banerjee, M.D., M.P.A.

Assistant Clinical Professor, Department of Supportive Care Medicine
Clinical Expertise
  • Pediatrics
  • End of Life Care
  • Palliative Care
  • Hospice Care
Other Languages Spoken
  • Bengali
  • Hindi
  • Marathi
  • Spanish
Chandana Banerjee, M.D., M.P.A., is an assistant clinical professor in the Department of Supportive Care Medicine, specializing in hospice and palliative care. She developed the City of Hope Hospice & Palliative Medicine Fellowship and has been leading it as the associate program director. She also established the Cancer Pain Rotation for Kaiser Permanente Los Angeles Hospice & Palliative Medicine Fellowship, which is now part of the core curriculum for the Kaiser Permanente fellowship program. Dr Banerjee also developed and directed the End of Life Symposium which was held at City of Hope in September 2019. The symposium has now been endowed for the next five years. She is the physician lead for Schwartz Rounds at City of Hope and serves as chair on the End of Life Option Act Subcommittee. She also serves on the Continuing Medical Education and the Ethics and Quality of Life committees. She was appointment the graduate medical education director and 010 (designated institutional officer) for City of Hope, her new role with administration starting in February 2020.
She is the incoming chair for the American Academy of Hospice & Palliative Medicine's Humanities and Spirituality Special Interest Group from March 2020. She serves on AAHPM's Editorial Board for the publication AAHPM Quarterly and has served on the assembly's Abstract Review Board. She is a reviewer for evidence-based research articles in hospice and palliative care submitted to McMaster University, Canada. Dr Banerjee has written and published numerous articles and book chapters and spoken at conferences nationally and internationally. She is also the editor for an upcoming book by Springer Publishing's CTAR series exploring views on end of life care, death, burial and bereavement within different cultures and religions. Dr Banerjee is a member of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network Fatigue Panel. Her leadership activities in education include excellence in teaching, faculty development and mentoring, and curriculum and program development.
Dr. Banerjee earned her undergraduate degree with an honors scholar designation from University of Connecticut. She received her master's degree in public administration from New York University and her medical degree from Saba University School of Medicine. She completed her residency in pediatrics and her fellowship in adult hospice and palliative medicine from Kaiser Permanente Los Angeles. She is also a Hospice Medical Director Certified. She loves to write poetry and is working on her first novel. 


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