PostGres Profile Detail – Faculty

James Fausto
Associate Professor
Palliative Care


Dr. Fausto is the Medical Director of Palliative Care for UW Medicine and Clinical Operations Chair for the Cambia Palliative Care Center of Excellence. He is an Associate Professor in the Department of Family Medicine. He is passionate about health care leadership and completed an Executive Masters in Health Administration at the University of Washington in 2018. In 2019, he was selected to be one of twelve national Cambia Health Foundation Sojourns Leadership Scholars, which is a two year leadership development award for palliative care leadership. His professional interests include hospice and palliative medicine, healthcare leadership and medical education

Prior to joining the faculty at UWSOM in 2015, Dr. Fausto earned a bachelors degree from Grinnell College and his M.D. from University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey - New Jersey Medical School. He completed his residency training in family medicine in the Department of Family and Social Medicine at Montefiore Medical Center, followed by a Hospice and Palliative Medicine Fellowship at Montefiore Medical Center - Albert Einstein College of Medicine in New York. Following fellowship training, he joined the Albert Einstein College of Medicine faculty as in the Department of Family and Social Medicine. He held multiple positions during his time at Montefiore Medical Center including Fellowship Director for the Hospice and Palliative Medicine Fellowship and Medical Director of the Palliative Care Service.



Moody K, McHugh M, Baker R, Cohen H, Pinto P, Deutsch S, Santizo RO, Schechter M, Fausto J, Joo P Providing Pediatric Palliative Care Education Using Problem-Based Learning.. J Palliat Med. Jan 2018

Curtis JR,Sathitratanacheewin S, Starks H, Lee RY, Kross EK, Downey L, Sibley J, Lober W, Loggers ET, Fausto JA, Lindvall C, Engelberg RA, Using Electronic Health Records for Quality Measurement and Accountability in Care of the Seriously Ill: Opportunities and Challenges.. J Palliat Med. Nov 2017

Hicks K,Downey L, Engelberg RA, Fausto JA, Starks H, Dunlap B, Sibley J, Lober W, Khandelwal N, Loggers ET, Curtis JR, Predictors of Death in the Hospital for Patients with Chronic Serious Illness.. J Palliat Med. Sep 2017

Sathitratanacheewin S,Engelberg RA, Downey L, Lee RY, Fausto JA, Starks H, Dunlap B, Sibley J, Lober W, Loggers ET, Khandelwal N, Curtis JR, Temporal Trends Between 2010 and 2015 in Intensity of Care at End-of-Life for Patients With Chronic Illness: Influence of Age Under vs. Over 65 Years.. J Pain Symptom Manage. Sep 2017

Chuang E,Kim G, Blank AE, Southern W, Fausto J, 30-Day Readmission Rates in Patients Admitted for Heart Failure Exacerbation with and without Palliative Care Consultation: A Retrospective Cohort Study.. J Palliat Med. Nov 2016

Hope AA, Hsieh SJ, Howes JM, Keene AB, Fausto JA, Pinto PA, Gong MN Let's Talk Critical. Development and Evaluation of a Communication Skills Training Program for Critical Care Fellows.. Ann Am Thorac Soc. Apr 2015

Salomon S, Fausto J Unnecessary pacemaker: care coordination problems and language barriers.. JAMA Intern Med. Apr 2015

Fausto JA Jr, Selwyn PA Palliative care in the management of advanced HIV/AIDS.. Prim Care. Jun 2011

Fausto J Prognosis of anoxic-ischemic encephalopathy #234.. J Palliat Med. Feb 2011