Early-Career Physician Awards:

Andre M. Cipta, MD, FAAHPM, Assistant Professor of Clinical Science, Kaiser Permanente Bernard J. Tyson School of Medicine. Dr. Cipta is the program director of the Hospice and Palliative Medicine Fellowship and site director of the innovative mid-career fellowship track at the Kaiser Permanente Los Angeles Medical Center. He also serves as associate medical director of the Kaiser Permanente Los Angeles Hospice Agency and palliative medicine clerkship director at the Tyson School of Medicine. Board certified in Hospice and Palliative Medicine, Dr. Cipta is a recipient of the American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine Leadership Scholar Award. In his multifaceted roles as a leader, educator, and researcher, he strives to enhance the quality of care across the continuum of serious illnesses. His interests lie in exploring novel approaches to medical education, studying the relationship between spirituality and health, and advocating for compassionate, evidence-informed, whole-person-centered care.