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Barshop Institute for Longevity and Aging Studies

Sandra Sanchez-Reilly, M.D.


Sandra Sanchez-Reilly, M.D.

Associate Professor, Pallliative Care Section Chief, Division of Geriatrics
Department of Medicine - Geriatrics, Palliative Care; Director, Palliative Medicine
University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio
Program Director, Inter-professional Hospice and Palliative Medicine Fellowship
South Texas Veterans Health Care System
Phone: 210-617-5356


Dr. Sanchez-Reilly is an associate professor, board certified in Internal Medicine, Geriatrics and Hospice/Palliative Medicine. Dr. Sanchez-Reilly is the Hospice and Palliative Medicine Fellowship Program Director at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio. She has earned a national reputation in Palliative Care Education and End-of-Life Communication Research. Dr. Sanchez-Reilly is the Director of the NIA-funded UT Medical Students Teaching in Aging Research Program (MSTAR), influencing several medical students to pursue a Geriatrics and Palliative Medicine related career. She has mentored many learners to become faculty members and has been influential in expanding Palliative Care clinical services locally. Moreover, Dr. Sanchez-Reilly leads the Palliative Care Programs at the South Texas Veterans Health Care System (STVHCS), and serves as the associate director for education and evaluation for the San Antonio VA Geriatric Research, Education and Clinical Center (GRECC).

Selected Publications

Dulce M. Cruz-Oliver; Melissa Talamantes; Sandra Sanchez-Reilly What Evidence is Available on End-of-life (EOL) Care and Latino Elders? A Literature Review American Journal of Hospice and Palliative Medicine. 2014;31(1):87-97.

Marcos Montagnini; Robert M. Kaiser; Phillip G. Clark; Melanie A. Dodd; Carol Goodwin; Vyjeyanthi S. Periyakoil; Dee Ramsel; Sandra E. Sanchez-Reilly; Todd P. Semla; Heather Smith; et al. Position statement on interdisciplinary team training in geriatrics: An essential component of quality health care for older adults Journal of the American Geriatrics Society. 2014;62(5):961-965.

Kristen G. Schaefer; Eva H. Chittenden; Amy M. Sullivan; Vyjeyanth S. Periyakoil; Laura J. Morrison; Elise C. Carey; Sandra Sanchez-Reilly; Susan D. Block Raising the bar for the care of seriously ill patients: Results of a national survey to define essential palliative care competencies for medical students and residents Academic Medicine. 2014;89(7):1024-1031.


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