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Lauren Wiebe, M.D.

Assistant Professor of Medicine

After graduating from Harvard College with honors in Economics, Dr. Lauren A. Wiebe completed medical school at the Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons in 2004. She completed both her Internal Medicine residency and fellowship in Medical Oncology at the University of Chicago, during which time she received an ASCO Foundation Merit Award. She also completed additional fellowship training in Clinical Medical Ethics at the MacLean Center at the University of Chicago as well as Hospice and Palliative Medicine at Northwestern University in Chicago.

Dr. Wiebe joined the Medical College of Wisconsin faculty in 2010 as an Assistant Professor of Medicine in the Division of Hematology and Oncology. She specializes in gastrointestinal oncology with a focus on palliative oncology and quality of life. In 2012, Dr. Wiebe was awarded Pilot Funding from the American Cancer Society for research on the use of iPad-based capture of patients’ symptoms to improve the real-time delivery of effective care in a patient-centered manner. This data simultaneously builds a research-quality database for enriching physicians’ understanding of the quality of life as people go through cancer chemotherapy. In 2013, Dr. Wiebe received a NIH-funded Pilot Grant for Innovations in Healthcare Delivery for an electronic intervention to identify and triage distress in cancer patients undergoing chemotherapy.

Additionally, Dr. Wiebe is a prominent young faculty member in the MCW Institute for Health and Society Global Health Initiative. A USA Board Member, she has developed a formalized research and teaching partnership with the Hospice Africa Uganda in Kampala. Her research studies evaluate novel approaches to symptom reporting in resource-poor medical settings, specifically the reliability of instruments to measure pain and distress.

Selected Publications:

Wiebe L and Von Roenn JH, Optimizing palliative care of patients with advanced pancreatic cancer, ONCOLOGY, 23(12, supp 4):28-33, 2009

Wiebe L and Von Roenn JH, The role of an oncologist in palliative care: Working with a palliative care team, Cancer J, 16(5):488-492, 2010

Wiebe LA, Phillips TJC, Li JM, Allen JA and Shetty K, Pain in HIV: An Evolving Epidemic, J Pain, 12(6):619-24, 2011

Wiebe LA. A Myriad of Symptoms: New Approaches to Optimizing Palliative Care Of Patients with Advanced Pancreatic Cancer. In: Govindan R, ed. 2012 ASCO Educational Book. Alexandria, VA: American Society of Clinical Oncology, 2012: 243-248

Turaga KK, Tsai S, Wiebe LA, Evans DB, Gamblin TC. Novel multimodality treatment sequencing for extrahepatic (mid and distal) cholangiocarcinoma. Annals of Surgical Oncology, 20(4):1230-9, 2013

Torgerson S, Wiebe LA. Supportive care of the advanced pancreatic cancer patient. ONCOLOGY, 27(3):183-190, 2013

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