An NCI-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center

Stefanie N. Mooney, M.D.

Assistant Clinical Professor, Division of Palliative Care, Department of Supportive Care Medicine
Clinical Expertise
  • Hospice and Palliative Medicine
Research Focus
  • Palliative Medicine

Clinical Teams

  • 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 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 and hospice and palliative medicine, Dr. Mooney holds active memberships with the American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine and the American and California Academy of Family Practitioners. She is a member of the core faculty for the City of Hope hospice and palliative medicine fellowship, and additionally acts as rotation director and educator for pharmacy students from Western University and City of Hope pharmacy residents. She is also involved in optimization of the electronic medical record system EPIC as a ConnectHope Liaison for the department of supportive care medicine, and has interest in making workflows and intradepartmental communication more effective and efficient. And of course, safe and compassionate patient care is always a priority.

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 family.


City of Hope Comprehensive Cancer Center, 1500 East Duarte Road

Duarte, CA 91010

  • Mooney, S., Olivares, M. The Family Meeting: Communication across the continuum of cancer care, chapter 73 in: Psycho-oncology, Fourth Edition. (in press)
  • Mooney, S., Patel, P., and Buga, S. (2019). Bowel Management: Constipation, Obstruction, Diarrhea, and Ascites, In: Oxford Textbook of Palliative Nursing, Fifth Edition. (pp. 186-205). New York, NY: Oxford University Press.
    • Book of the year award from American Journal of Nursing in categories of Advanced Practice Nursing and Palliative Care and Hospice
  • The Patient and Family Meeting Program: a pilot of earlier discussions in a genitourinary oncologic clinic.”
    • Poster and oral presentation at 2018 conference for Multinational Association of Supportive Care in Cancer, June 2018, Vienna, Austria.
    • Mooney, S., Ochoa, M., Burns, K., Pal, S., Zachariah, F. Sidhu, R., Prudhomme-Hunter, J., Garcia, N., Buga, S., Dale, W., Loscalzo, M.
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