Shaida Talebreza Brandon, M.D.

Languages

  • English
  • Farsi
  • Spanish

Academic Information

  • Departments: Internal Medicine - Assistant Professor (Clinical)
  • Divisions: Geriatrics

Board Certification

  • American Board of Family Medicine (Sub: Geriatric Medicine)
  • American Board of Family Medicine
  • American Board of Family Medicine (Sub: Hospice and Palliative Medicine)
  • Hospice Medical Director Certification Board

Academic Office Information

  • (801) 587-9103
  • School of Medicine
    Geriatrics
    30 N 1900 E, Room: AB193
    Salt Lake City, UT 84132

Academic Bio

Dr. Shaida Talebreza serves as Assistant Professor of Geriatric Medicine at the University of Utah. She is the Medical Director for Inspiration Hospice (a Hospice and Home Health teaching site for the University of Utah), and also serves as a geriatrician and palliative care specialist for the George E. Wahlen, Salt Lake City Veterans Affairs Medical Center. Dr. Talebreza works closely with the VA National Center for Ethics in Health Care on the Life-Sustaining Treatment Decisions Initiative. The goal of the initiative is to develop new practices for ensuring that the values, goals, and life-sustaining treatment decisions of seriously ill Veterans are elicited, documented, and honored. She is board certified in family medicine, geriatric medicine, and hospice and palliative medicine.

Dr. Talebreza strives to promote geriatric palliative care education nationally. She serves on the American Geriatrics Society (AGS) Education Committee and serves as the project leader of the Geriatrics Evaluation and Management Tools, an AGS educational publication. She serves on the American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine Hospice Medical Director Leadership Council. She received ta U.S. Department of Health and Human Resources Geriatric Academic Career Award for 2010-2015 for developing geriatric palliative care curriculum. Dr. Talebreza was the recipient of the 2015 Hastings Center Cunniff-Dixon Physician Award and the 2015 Outstanding Junior Clinician Educator of the Year Award.

Dr. Talebreza is recognized as a Fellow of the American Geriatrics Society (AGSF) and the American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine’s (FAAHPM). Fellow status is one of the highest honors awarded to members who have demonstrated an exceptional professional commitment and contribution to the progress of their field of medicine.

Her main clinical focus is providing compassionate, comprehensive care to older adults with life-limiting illness.

Education History

Type School Degree
Research Fellow George E Wahlen VA Salt Lake City, Utah
Advanced Geriatrics
Research Fellow
Fellowship University of Utah School of Medicine
Geriatrics
Fellow
Residency St. Mark’s Family Medicine Residency Program
Family Medicine
Resident
Internship St. Mark's Family Medicine Residency Program
Family Medicine
Intern
Professional Medical University of Utah School of Medicine
Medicine
M.D.
Undergraduate University of Utah
Biology
B.S.

Selected Publications

Journal Article

  1. Talebreza S, Widera E (04/01/2015). Advance Directives: Navigating Conflicts Between Expressed Wishes and Best Interest. Am Fam Physician, 91(7), 480-484.
  2. Talebreza S, Widera E (05/01/2014). The Hospice Referral. Am Fam Physician, 89(9), 745-7.
  3. Duncan J, Taillac P, Nangle B, Henry M, Houston J, Talebreza S, Finch L, Bruncker C, Rajeev D, Smith H (11/16/2013). Electronic End-of-Life Care Registry: The Utah ePOLST Initiative. AMIA Annu Symp Proc, 2013, 345-53.
  4. Talebreza S, Bair B, Kathol R (2011). Time Needed to Provide Recommended Treatment for Geriatric Depression. Clin Geriatr, 19(1), 40-43.

Book

  1. Brandon ST, Anderson KA, Eubank K, Flacker JM, Griebling T, Pohl CL, Roche V, Shay K, Reidenbach F, Sherman AN (03/08/2013). Geriatrics Evaluation and Management Tools (First Edition). New York: The American Geriatrics Society.

Book Chapter

  1. Tatum P, Talebreza S, Ross J, Widera E (In Press). Palliative Care and Special Management Issues. In Hazzard's Geriatric Medicine and Gerontology (7).

Commentary

  1. Widera E, Talebreza S (02/08/2016). Variability in Hospice Care at the Very End of Life. JAMA Intern Med.

Letter

  1. Tjia J, Talebreza S, Reblin M, Beck A, amp Ellington L (10/10/2014). Scramble or Script: Responding to New Medicare Billing for Medications in Hospice [Letter to the editor]. J Palliat Med, 17(10), 1088-1090.

Other

  1. Talebreza S (09/15/2014). Goals-of-Care Discussions for Deprescribing. AAHPM Quarterly. 2014;15(3):8.

Video/Film/CD/Web/Podcast

  1. Berkowitz K, Brandon ST, Crowley S, Dominitz J, Douglas S, Lowery J, OHare A, Paski, S Pearlman R, Sharpe VA, Tokar S (01/01/2016). Information for Patients and Families about Mechanical Ventilation [Web]. National Center for Ethics in Health Care. Available: http://vaww.ethics.va.gov/Education/LST/ClinicalStaff.asp.
  2. Berkowitz K, Brandon ST, Crowley S, Dominitz J, Douglas S, Lowery J, OHare A, Paski, S Pearlman R, Sharpe VA, Tokar S (01/01/2016). Information for Patients and Families about Dialysis [Web]. National Center for Ethics in Health Care. Available: http://vaww.ethics.va.gov/Education/LST/ClinicalStaff.asp.
  3. Berkowitz K, Brandon ST, Crowley S, Dominitz J, Douglas S, Lowery J, OHare A, Paski, S Pearlman R, Sharpe VA, Tokar S (01/01/2016). Information for Patients and Families about Feeding Tubes [Web]. National Center for Ethics in Health Care. Available: http://vaww.ethics.va.gov/Education/LST/ClinicalStaff.asp.
  4. Berkowitz K, Brandon ST, Crowley S, Dominitz J, Douglas S, Lowery J, OHare A, Paski, S Pearlman R, Sharpe VA, Tokar S (01/01/2016). Information for Patients and Families about CPR [Web]. National Center for Ethics in Health Care. Available: http://vaww.ethics.va.gov/Education/LST/ClinicalStaff.asp.
  5. Berkowitz K, Brandon ST, Crowley S, Dominitz J, Douglas S, Lowery J, OHare A, Paski, S Pearlman R, Sharpe VA, Tokar S (01/01/2016). Setting Health Care Goals: A Guide for People with Health Problems [Web]. National Center for Ethics in Health Care. Available: http://vaww.ethics.va.gov/Education/LST/ClinicalStaff.asp.
  6. Talebreza S (01/26/2016). Eligibility, Prognosis and Relatedness: Ensuring Compliant Practice [Web]. NHPCO.
  7. Talebreza S, Quijada E (04/15/2015). Hospice Medical Director Certification Board Exam Preparation [Web]. American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine. Available: http://aahpm.org/meetings/webinars.
  8. Talebreza S (11/18/2014). Pain Assessment and Mangement in Long Term Care FacilitiesWebinar [Web]. HealthInsight. Available: https://qualitynet.webex.com.
  9. Talebreza S (09/25/2014). Can Someone with Debility or Adult Failure to Thrive Still be Admitted to Hospice? [Web]. GeriPal. Available: http://www.geripal.org/2014/09/principle-hospice-diagnosis-versus-hospice-eligibility.html.
  10. Talebreza S (09/15/2014). Hospice Deprescribing Decision Tool and Training Script [Web]. AAHPM Blog. Available: http://www.aahpm.org/apps/blog/.
  11. Talebreza S (09/15/2014). Goals-of-Care Discussions for Deprescribing [Web]. AAHPM Quarterly. Available: http://aahpm.org/quarterly/fall-14-clinical-pearls.
  12. Talebreza S (06/03/2014). AAHPM Mentorship Blog: My Year-Long Mentorship Journey [Web]. American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine. Available: http://www.aahpm.org/apps/blog/?p=2311.
  13. Lowery J, Tokar S, Doyle B, Fox E, Douglas S, Sharpe V, Talebreza S, Berkowitz K, Shreve S, Tompkins P (10/01/2014). Life-sustaining Treatment Decisions Project: Training for Clinical Staff Who Write Orders [Video]. US Department of Veterans Affairs Talent Management System. Available: https://www.tms.va.gov/learning/user/deeplink_redirect.jsp?linkId=ITEM_DETAILS&componentID=21672&componentTypeID=VA&revisionDate=1403876880000.
  14. Lowery J, Tokar S, Doyle B, Fox E, Hoffman-Hogg L, Douglas S, Talebreza S, Sharpe V, Tompkins P (10/01/14). Life-Sustaining Treatment Decisions Project: Training for Clinical Staff Who Do Not Write Orders [Video]. US Department of Veterans Affairs Talent Management System. Available: https://www.tms.va.gov/learning/user/deeplink_redirect.jsp?linkId=ITEM_DETAILS&componentID=21586&componentTypeID=VA&revisionDate=1402925280000.
  15. Brandon ST (06/07/2013). Code Status Discussion Educational Product [Web]. (Peer Reviewed) MedEdPORTAL, Association of American Medical Colleges. Available: www.mededportal.org/publication/9442.
  16. Brandon ST (02/22/2013). Opportunities to Educate the Public, National Public Radio (NPR), and Even Ourselves About Hospice and Palliative Care [Web]. GeriPal. Available: http://www.geripal.org/2013/02/opportunities-to-educate-public.html.
  17. Brandon ST (11/05/2012). Is it Time for Another Lawsuit? Advocating to Change the Medicare Hospice Benefit Eligibility Requirements [Web]. GeriPal. Available: http://www.geripal.org/2012/11/is-it-time-for-another-lawsuit.html.
  18. Brandon ST (08/02/2012). Are you Smarter than a Medical Intern? The Why, What and How of the Medicare Hospice Benefit [Web]. GeriPal. Available: http://www.geripal.org/2012/08/are-you-smarter-than-medical-intern-why.html.
  19. Brandon ST (04/17/2012). The "Silver Tsunami" is Coming. What am I Doing to Prepare? [Web]. GeriPal. Available: http://geripal.org/.
  20. Brandon ST (12/07/2011). Medicare Hospice Benefit Game [Web]. (Peer Reviewed) MedEdPORTAL, Association of American Medical Colleges. Available: http://www.mededportal.org/publication/9058.
  21. Brandon ST (7/20/2011). The Medicare Hospice Benefit: A Challenge to the Concerns About the Rise in Cost [Web]. GeriPal. Available: http://geripal.org/.

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