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UChicago Faculty Physicians

K. Sarah Hoehn, MD, MBe

Clinical Associate of Pediatrics Medical Director, Pediatric Palliative Care Services

Karen Hoehn, MD, an experienced pediatric ICU physician, is an expert at alternative modes of ventilation, specifically acute respiratory distress syndrome (APRV) and oscillation. Dr. Hoehn also runs the pediatric supportive care team, which includes palliative care, pain management and complementary medicine. The supportive care team provides a continuum of care for children with life threatening conditions. Additionally, Dr. Hoehn coordinates the bereavement program and support groups for families who had lost children.

Academically, Dr. Hoehn does research in how physicians and families make difficult decisions, and how we can support families better. She has several ongoing projects to elucidate how we can better support families at the bedside.

Areas of Expertise

  • Medical Ethics

Board Certifications

  • Pediatric Critical Care Medicine
  • Hospice and Palliative Medicine
  • Pediatrics

Languages Spoken

  • English

Medical Education

  • The University of Kansas


  • University of California San Francisco Health


  • Children's Hospital of Philadelphia

Other Grad Education

  • University of Pennsylvania,MS

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