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William Dale, MD, PhD

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Chief, Geriatrics & Palliative Medicine
Director, Specialized Oncology Care &
Research in the Elderly (SOCARE) Clinic
University of Chicago Medical Center

William Dale, MD, PhD, is an Associate Professor of Medicine and the Section Chief of Geriatrics & Palliative Medicine at the University of Chicago, with a secondary appointment in Hematology/Oncology.  He is a board-certified internist and geriatrician with a doctorate in health policy. He completed his medical and graduate school training at the University of Chicago, did his residency in internal medicine and fellowship in geriatrics at the University of Pittsburgh, and then returned to the University of Chicago.

Dr. Dale has devoted his career to the care of older adults with cancer.  In 2006, He established, and now co-directs, the Specialized Oncology Care & Research in the Elderly (SOCARE) Clinic at the University of Chicago. SOCARE offers interdisciplinary, individualized, and integrated treatment for older cancer patients. It provides a special environment for addressing the issues relevant to older cancer patients and their loved ones and integrating research into this special clinic environment.

Dr Dale is an international speaker who has published over 50 papers in top journals on medical decision making, behavioral economics, quality of life, and frailty assessment in older adults, particularly those with cancer. He and his team have shown the important role emotions like anxiety play in medical decisions for older adults. He has received grants from the National Institute on Aging (NIA), National Cancer Institute (NCI), American Cancer Society, and the Foundation of Informed Medical Decision Making. With NIH funding, he has co-led a series of national conferences with international experts on geriatric-oncology.  He is a co-investigator for the National Social Life, Health, and Aging Project (NSHAP), a survey and biomeasure collection on the health, well-being, and social life of over 3,000 older adults. 

Links:
1. Website: http://www.uchospitals.edu/physicians/william-dale.html

2. SOCARE clinic: http://www.uchospitals.edu/specialties/cancer/geriatric-oncology/

3. Papers published: http://chicago.academia.edu/WilliamDale/Papers/manage

4. National Social Life, Health, and Aging Project (NSHAP): http://www.norc.org/Research/Projects/Pages/national-social-life-health-and-aging-project.aspx

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