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Austin Sue MD

Austin Sue MD

(707) 573-8984
Primary Specialties
  • Hospice/Palliative Medicine

Primary Office

Address:
Palliative Care
500 Doyle Park Drive
Suite G06
Santa Rosa, CA 95405
Phone:
(707) 573-8984
Fax:
(707) 573-0982
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Physician Bio

Dr. Austin Sue attended medical school at Ross University, School of Medicine in New Jersey, completed his residency and in family medicine at Kern Medical Center in California, and fellowships in hospice and palliative care medicine at UCSF Fresno in Fresno, California.

Dr. Sue was awarded chief resident and resident of the year during his time at Kern Medical Center. He also gives back to the community through a multitude of volunteer programs.

EDUCATION

Fellowship: UCSF Fresno (2015-2016)

Fresno, CA. Hospice and Palliative Medicine

Residency: Kern Medical Center (2012-2015)

Chief Resident (2014-2015)

Family Medicine Resident of the Year (2015)

Bakersfield, CA. Family Medicine

Internship: Kern Medical Center, Bakersfield, CA. (2012-2013)

Bakersfield, CA. Family Medicine

Medical School: Ross University, School of Medicine (2007-2011)

North Brunswick, NJ. Doctor of Medicine

University: University of California, Riverside (2002-2006)

Bachelor of Science, Biology

FELLOWSHIP 2015-2016

UCSF Fresno Hospice and Palliative Medicine

Community Regional Medical Center

  • Level-1 trauma center hospital
  • Inpatient/outpatient experience with leadership in weekly IDT meetings
  • Large outpatient palliative care clinic dedicated for cancer patients
  • Lectured and facilitated discussions of challenging cases as leader for palliative care team
  • Educated team on disease prognoses and symptom managements
  • Coordinated quality improvement projects and conducting family meetings

Valley Children’s Hospital of Madera, affiliate of Stanford University School of Medicine,

Benioff Children’s Hospital Mission Bay of UCSF School of Medicine

  • Active role in pediatric IDT, inpatient/outpatient consults including family meetings, ICU rounds, and integrative medicine

Hinds Hospice

  • Experience in a large local hospice agency involving 200+ census of patients and dedicated 6 bed inpatient hospice unit
  • Leadership in IDT, pain/symptom management, home visits, and care coordination
  • Comprehensive inpatient and outpatient hospice experience with expertise in difficult end-of-life discussions; caring for patients with compassion and dignity.

Veterans Affair of Fresno

  • Collaboration with oncology specialty to provide palliative care throughout full continuum of disease progression
  • Inpatient and outpatient consultative services advocating for our vulnerable

Veterans.

RESIDENCY 2012-2015

Family Medicine Residency, Kern Medical Center, Bakersfield, California

  • Trained in procedural skills for hospital and office practices along with the ability to deal with routine and complex problems related to primary care.
  • Rotations in general and subspecialties such as Cardiology, Rheumatology, Orthopedics, ENT, Urology, Psychiatry, Gynecology, Pain Management, Dermatology, and Allergy Medicine.

INTERNSHIP 2012-2013

Family Medicine Intern, Kern Medical Center, Bakersfield, California

  • Level 2 trauma center serving all of Kern County in California with strength of 240 hospital beds.
  • Rotation specialties including Internal Medicine, Surgery, Obstetrics, Pediatrics, ICU and Emergency Medicine.
  • Extensive experience in managing both inpatients and outpatients during the rotations. Managed very complicated patients under the supervision of trained faculty members.

AWARDS

Family Medicine Resident of the Year, 2015

  • Honorable award based on medical student, resident, and faculty nominations.

Family Medicine Chief Resident, 2014-2015

  • Supervision of all medical students, creating curriculum, schedules, lectures, and ensuring that each medical student grasps the foundations of clinical medicine and inpatient management of patient care.
  • Creating and coordinating rotation schedules with other departments, faculties, and residents.
  • Responsible for the well being of each resident along with preparing call schedules.
  • Comprehensive teaching and tutoring of daily electrocardiogram and organizing community projects.

PUBLICATIONS

“Impact of Race on Pain Management Outcomes in a Community-Based Teaching Hospital”
Sue, A; Chung, D; Hughes, S; Simmons, J; Hailu, T; MacMillan, P; Swift, C.(2015)

-- Accepted for abstract publication in Journal of Palliative Medicine, May 2016

EXTRACURRICULAR ACTIVITIES

  1. Medical Ministries International

Position: Volunteer

Fresno, California (2015-Current)

Giving back internationally by using medical background knowledge to help local non-profit organization chapter. Using what we consider excess to be given to third world countries and supply their hospitals. Receive, sort, and prepare donations and supplies for international distribution.

2. Elementary School Child Health and Disability Prevention Program

Position: Physician

Bakersfield, California (2015)

Assistant educational director for medical students and residents in community project. Provided free physical examination, screening for diseases and health checks in local elementary school for children in an underserved community.

3. High School Sport Health Screenings

Position: Physician

Bakersfield, California (2013-2014)

Free sports physical examination for local high schools thus allowing them to focus on their education while allowing them to challenge themselves physically in team sports.

4. Samaritan's Sunday

Position: Volunteer

Bakersfield, California (2012 to 2014)

Food bank distribution for indigent families in the underserved community. Supporting them emotionally while providing families with healthy food options and groceries.

5. Physicians for Human Rights in World Diabetes Day

Position: Event Program Director

Vieille Case, Commonwealth of Dominica (2007)

Designed a free health screening event for a small, local community in the third world country of Dominica. Provided indigent, local villagers their first ever health screening. Broadcasted great awareness in the community for healthy living, preventable diseases such as diabetes and hypertension causes, and medical access. Facilitated the organization of two student run campus medical groups for the health screening as the event director.

6. VITAS

Position: Volunteer

Riverside, California (2005-2006)

Volunteered to spend quality time with hospice patients. Maintained optimism for patients who felt they did not have more to look forward to during their declining health conditions. Motivated patients to strive and make each day fascinating. Formulated and tailored patient-specific ways to encourage communication and creative activities.

Education

  • Medical School:
    Ross University - North Brunswick, NJ - 2011
  • Internship:
    Kern Medical Center - Family Medicine - Bakersfield, CA - 2013
  • Residency:
    Kern Medical Center - Family Medicine - Bakersfield, CA - 2015
  • Fellowship:
    UCSF Fresno - Hospice and Palliative Medicine - Fresno, CA - 2016
  • College:
    University of California, Riverside - 2006

Awards

  • Family Medicine Resident of the Year - 2015
  • Family Medicine Chief Resident - 2014
  • Family Medicine Chief Resident - 2015

Areas of Interest

  • Hospice/Palliative Medicine
  • Internal Medicine

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