An NCI-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center

Stefanie N. Mooney, M.D.

Assistant Clinical Professor, Division of Palliative Care, Department of Supportive Care Medicine

Clinical Teams

  • Supportive Care Medicine

Stefanie N. Mooney, M.D., is an assistant clinical professor in the department of supportive care medicine.

Dr. Mooney earned her undergraduate degree summa cum laude in mathematics from Point Loma Nazarene University in San Diego, CA, where she was inducted in the Phi Delta Lambda Alumni Honor Society. She went on to receive her medical doctorate with honors from the University of California, Irvine, followed by an internship and residency in family medicine at Kaiser Los Angeles Medical Center. Dr. Mooney continued her postgraduate training at Kaiser Los Angeles with a fellowship in palliative and hospice medicine.

Board certified in family medicine, Dr. Mooney holds active memberships with the American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine and the American and California Academy of Family Practitioners. Her research focuses on the ways in which palliative medicine can improve both outpatient and inpatient care. When she’s not working, Dr. Mooney enjoys reading science fiction, painting, brewing craft beer with her husband, watching horror films and spending time with her nephew. She is also no stranger to volunteer work, having travelled on a monthly basis to Mexico to provide free health care for the community of Valle Redondo from 2008-2010.


City of Hope Comprehensive Cancer Center, 1500 East Duarte Road

Duarte, CA 91010

“Outpatient Palliative Medicine: How Can It Best Serve the Medical Community?”, Kaiser Los Angeles Medical Center, CA, 2015-present

  • Designed survey based on the literature to evaluate: physician knowledge of palliative services available and referral criteria; physician beliefs on the philosophy of palliative care; and, physician confidence levels in personally providing various aspects of palliative care

“Patients With Metastatic Cancer: Do They Have Access To Inpatient Palliative Services? A Quantitative Retrospective Cross-Sectional Study,” Kaiser Los Angeles Medical Center, CA, 2014-2015

  • Oral presentation: 31st Annual Multi-Campus Family Medicine Research Forum, UCLA, 2015
  • Poster presentation: 41st Annual Southern California Permanente Medical Group Irving M. Rasgon, MD Family Medicine Symposium, UCLA, 2015
  • Poster presentation: 2nd Annual Kaiser Los Angeles Medical Center Research Week, 2015

“Modulation of the Inflammatory Response to Brain Death with Hypertonic Saline in a Porcine Model,” University of California, Irvine Department of Surgery, 2009-2010

  • Analyzed data to determine whether hypertonic saline improves organ viability for donation
  • Helped promote organ donation
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