Anne M. Walling

Anne M. Walling, MD, PhD

Associate Professor, Department of Medicine, General Internal Medicine and Health Services Research




Hospice and Palliative Medicine

Institutional Affiliation

Veterans Affairs Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System



STAR Fellowship in General Medicine/Health Services Research, UCLA David Geffen School of Medicine, 2008 - 2010
National Service Research Award Fellowship in Health Services Research, UCLA David Geffen School of Medicine, 2006 - 2009
Kennamer Ethics Fellowship, UCLA David Geffen School of Medicine, 2006 - 2008


New York Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical College, 2003 - 2004


PhD, UCLA Fielding School of Public Health, 2010
MD, UCLA David Geffen School of Medicine, 2003


Internal Medicine, UCLA David Geffen School of Medicine, 2004 - 2006

Board Certifications

Hospice and Palliative Medicine, American Board of Internal Medicine, 2011
Internal Medicine, American Board of Internal Medicine, 2006

Clinical Interests

Palliative and Supportive Care

Scientific Interests

Dr. Anne Walling is a palliative care physician and Ph.D.-level trained health services researcher with an interest in providing high quality supportive care to patients throughout the trajectory of serious illness. Much of her work has focused on measuring and improving the quality of care for patients with cancer. She has expertise with systematic literature review, primary data collection, medical record abstraction, survey development and qualitative methods, as well as advanced statistical methods and programming.

Highlighted Publications

Dy SM, Walling AM, Mack JW, Malin JL, Pantoja P, Lorenz KA, Tisnado DM. Evaluating the quality of supportive oncology using patient-reported data. J Oncol Pract. 2014 Jul;10(4):e223-30. doi: 10.1200/JOP.2013.001237. Epub 2014 Mar 11.

Walling AM, Weeks JC, Kahn KL, Tisnado D, Keating NL, Dy SM, Arora NK, Mack JW, Pantoja PM, Malin JL. Symptom Prevalence in Lung and Colorectal Cancer Patients. J Pain Symptom Manage. 2014 Jun 26. pii: S0885-3924(14)00342-X. doi: 10.1016/j.jpainsymman.2014.06.003. [Epub ahead of print]

Walling AM, Tisnado D, Asch SM, Malin JM, Pantoja P, Dy SM, Ettner SL, Zisser AP, Schreibeis-Baum H, Lee M, Lorenz KA. The quality of supportive cancer care in the veterans affairs health system and targets for improvement. JAMA Intern Med. 2013 Dec 9-23;173(22):2071-9. doi: 10.1001/jamainternmed.2013.10797.

Walling AM, Asch SM, Lorenz KA, Malin J, Roth CP, Barry T, Wenger NS. The quality of supportive care among inpatients dying with advanced cancer. Support Care Cancer. 2012 Sep;20(9):2189-94. doi: 10.1007/s00520-012-1462-3. Epub 2012 Apr 29.

Walling A, Lorenz KA, Dy SM, Naeim A, Sanati H, Asch SM, Wenger NS. Evidence-based recommendations for information and care planning in cancer care. J Clin Oncol. 2008 Aug 10;26(23):3896-902. doi: 10.1200/JCO.2007.15.9509. Review.