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NAMESara M. Pendleton, M.D.
AREA OF EXPERTISEPediatrics
EDUCATION University of Michigan School of Medicine, 1993
RESIDENCY University of Michigan (Pediatrics and Communicable Diseases), 1996
Sara PendletonDr. Pendleton is an assistant professor of pediatrics and researcher at Wayne State University and Children's Hospital of Michigan in Detroit, Michigan. Her presentations focus on the role of religion/spirituality and medicine, the role of religion/spirituality in coping with chronic childhood illness, and the role of religion/spirituality in the physician-patient interaction, topics she has studied and researched extensively.

She completed her residency with highest distinction, and is recipient for more than a dozen awards for outstanding academic performance and clinical research. Her previous research interests focused on gene therapy at the University of Michigan. She has given numerous presentations and grand rounds on the topics of religion a nd spirituality in medicine. She has completed the Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Scholors Program at the University of Michigan to train her in clinical research. As a clinician, she practices pediatric primary care and is organizing collaborations between the local faith community and the medical community to provide comprehensive medical care which includes physical, mental, and spiritual care for children who have none.

Dr. Pendleton currently conducts both qualitative and quantitative research on religion/spirituality in medicine. She is focusing on the role of religion/spirituality in coping with chronic childhood illness and the roles and boundaries of religion/spirituality in the physician-patient interaction.

    
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