Sharon M. Weinstein, MD, FAAHPM
Director, Pain Medicine and Palliative Care, Huntsman Cancer Institute
Professor, Department of Anesthesiology Adjunct Associate Professor
Departments of Neurology and Internal Medicine.
Sharon is director of Huntsman Cancer Institute's Pain Medicine and Palliative Care Program and a member of the Cancer Control and Population Sciences Program. She is Chief of Holistic Medicine of the VA Salt Lake City Health Care System, and a consultant in pain medicine and palliative care at Primary Children's Medical Center. She is also a professor in the Department of Anesthesiology and an adjunct associate professor in the Departments of Neurology and Internal Medicine (Oncology) at the University of Utah School of Medicine. She is a fellow of the American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine; and is ABMS Board Certified in neurology, pain medicine, and hospice and palliative medicine.
The Huntsman Cancer Institute Pain Medicine and Palliative Care Program provides holistic services designed to help adults and children with cancer live as fully as possible. Weinstein is a neurologist with expertise in pain and symptom control. She assists with decision-making during times of difficult life and treatment choices. Weinstein joined Huntsman Cancer Institute from M.D. Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, Texas. She trained at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center and Albert Einstein College of Medicine in New York City. She has more than 20 years' experience in the health arts, with a background in massage therapy, dance therapy, and Eastern medicine.
Weinstein is a clinical investigator with a research focus in pain medicine and palliative care. She has an extensive bibliography and has lectured widely to professional and lay audiences.
Her work is dedicated to ensuring physical comfort during serious illness and helping patients and families to maintain quality of life while respecting their values and preferences.