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Neil Wenger

University of California los Angeles
United States of America


Neil S. Wenger is Professor of Medicine in the Division of General Internal Medicine at UCLA and a consulting researcher at RAND. He is director of the UCLA Healthcare Ethics Center and is chair of the Ethics Committee at the UCLA Medical Center. He also is director of the NRSA Primary Care Research Fellowship in the UCLA Division of General Internal Medicine and Health Services Research.

Research Interest

Dr. Wenger is an active general internist and carries out research in the empirical study of clinical ethics, care of and decision making for the older patient, and quality of health care. He directs the Assessing Care of the Vulnerable Elders project, which has developed a quality-of-care assessment system for vulnerable older persons and interventions to improve care for this group. Other areas of interest include medication adherence, teaching clinical ethics, and measuring the quality of end-of-life care.


  • Tarn Derjung M, Paterniti Debora A, Orosz Deborah K, Tseng Chi-Hong, Wenger Neil S Intervention to enhance communication about newly prescribed medications Annals of family medicine, 2013; 11(1): 28-36.

  • Wenger Neil S, Citko Judy, O'Malley Kate, Diamant Allison, Lorenz Karl, Gonzalez Victor, Tarn Derjung M Implementation of Physician Orders for Life Sustaining Treatment in nursing homes in California: evaluation of a novel statewide dissemination mechanism Journal of general internal medicine, 2013; 28(1): 51-7.

  • Walling Anne M, Asch Steven M, Lorenz Karl A, Wenger Neil S Impact of consideration of transplantation on end-of-life care for patients during a terminal hospitalization Transplantation, 2013; 95(4): 641-6.

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