Natalie Schnaitmann

Natalie Schnaitmann, L.C.S.W.

  • Director of Operations, Department of Supportive Care Medicine
  • Director, Patient Special Services

Natalie Schnaitmann, L.C.S.W.

Natalie Schnaitmann began her career in oncology nearly 20 years ago, as a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in New York City. As an oncology social worker in local hospitals, and at the national organizations of CancerCare and Gilda’s Club, she offered counseling and developed programs to support oncology patients and families at every stage of illness and bereavement. In a collaboration between CancerCare, NASW, and APOS, Natalie helped develop an accredited course and trained mental health professionals across the country in clinical issues in oncology social work.

Natalie moved to California in 2005 to take on a leadership role at the UCSD Moores Cancer Center, where she was instrumental in the development of a supportive care program recognized as a model by the Institute of Medicine. At UCSD, Natalie was co-chair of both the Cancer Center’s Service Excellence Committee and Patient and Family Advisory Council, and held leadership positions on the Strategic Planning Committee, Patient Satisfaction, and the Cancer Center’s Advisory Board.

Natalie was recruited to City of Hope in 2007. As Director of Operations in the Department of Supportive Care Medicine, Natalie is a leader in the development and integration of a large interdisciplinary department and a number of innovative programs that have been recognized as models for the country. Natalie designed and opened a patient and family-focused resource center that quickly became the heart and soul of City of Hope, and is the Administrative Director over the Department’s clinical areas of Pain & Palliative Medicine, Psychiatry, Psychology, and Spiritual Care.
  • 2007 – present Director of Operations, Department of Supportive Care Medicine, City of Hope
  • 2007 – present Director, Patient Special Services, Department of Supportive Care Medicine, City of Hope
  • 2006 – 2007 Community Health Program Manager and Patient, Family, and Community Education Director, Moores UCSD Cancer Center
  • 2004 – 2006 Gynecologic Cancers Program Coordinator, CancerCare
  • 2005 – 2006 Trainer, ICAN (Individual Cancer Assistance Network), CancerCare
  • 2004 – 2006 Facilitator of Patient and Bereavement Support Groups, Gilda’s Club
  • 2000 – 2006 Clinical Oncology Social Worker/Supervisor, CancerCare

Degrees

  • Master of Social Work, New York University, N.Y., N.Y.
City of Hopes Natalie Schnaitmann talks about holiday stress for cancer patients and survivors
City of Hopes Natalie Schnaitmann talks about holiday stress for cancer patients and survivors

City of Hopes Natalie Schnaitmann talks about holiday stress for cancer patients and survivors

November 24, 2015
  • American Psychosocial Oncology Society
  • Best Clinical Poster: American Psychosocial Oncology Society annual conference, 2017
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