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Rachel Diamond, M.D., M.S.

Rachel Diamond, M.D., M.S.

Palliative Care , Pediatrics , Pediatric Palliative Care

UR Medicine Faculty The University of Rochester Medical Faculty Group (URMFG) consists of over 900 specialist and primary care providers spanning 19 departments. URMFG is certified by the National Committee for Quality Assurance.
Accountable Health Partner Accountable Health Partners (AHP) is a network of over 2,000 community and UR medical faculty and a dozen leading hospitals throughout the region. AHP offers a full range of care.
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About Me

Dr. Diamond's clinical interest is in the care for children with complex chronic illness as well as terminal illness both in the hospital and community settings. She is also interested in outpatient general pediatric medicine as well as resident wellness and education.

Faculty Appointments

Associate Professor - Department of Pediatrics, Pediatric Palliative Care (SMD)

Associate Professor - Department of Medicine, Palliative Care (SMD) - Joint


Residency & Fellowship

Fellowship, University of Rochester Medical Center. 2016 - 2017

Residency, Pediatrics, University of Rochester Medical Center. 2013 - 2016

Internship, Pediatrics, University of Rochester Medical Center. 2012 - 2013


MD | Sackler School of Medicine (Tel Aviv University). 2012


Dr. Diamond's research interests are in better understanding the characteristics and needs of children and their families receiving Palliative Care in the community setting. She is also interested in utilization of and satisfaction with Palliative Care services in the ICU setting.


Journal Articles

. "I'm ready to die, so what options do I have?" Exploring Palliative Sedation and Voluntary Stopping Eating and Drinking as Last Resort Options.

Khurana P; Diamond R; Quill T.

The Maryland Medical Journal. 2017; 17(4): 24-26.

Capzb2 protein expression in the brains of patients diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease and Huntington's disease.

Vanderburg CR; Davis DA; Diamond RE; Kao PF; Delalle I.

Journal of Translational Neuroscience. 2010; 1(1): 55-58.

Disruption of neural progenitors along the ventricular and subventricular zones in periventricular heterotopias.

Ferland RJ; Batiz LF; Neal J; Lian G; Bundock E; Lu J; Hsiao YC; Diamond R; Mei D; Banham AH; Brown PJ; Vanderburg CR; Joseph J; Hecht JL; Folkerth R; Guerrini R; Walsh CA; Rodriguez EM; Sheen VL.

Human Molecular Genetics 2009;18:497-516. 2009; : 497-516.

CXC chemokine expression and synthesis in skeletal muscle during ischemia/reperfusion

Hua HT; Al-Badawi H; Entabi F; Stoner MC; Diamond RE; Bonheur JA; Houser MT.

Journal of Vascular Surgery. 2005; 42(3).

Time limited trials in serious illness.

Khurana P; Diamond R; Quill C; Holloway R; Quill T.

Internal Medicine Review (Accepted for publication). .

Responding to requests for physician assisted dying.

Diamond R; Khurana P; Quill T.

Textbook of Palliative Care (accepted for publication). .

The life and death of Lucille Angel from primary care, chaplaincy, and palliative care perspectives.

Diamond, R.

Living and Dying at the Margins: End-of-life Care for Urban Poor (accepted for publication). .