Mark P. Pfeifer, M.D.

Mark P. Pfeifer, M.D.

Mark P. Pfeifer, M.D.

  • Professor of Medicine
  • V.V. Cooke Chair of Medicine
550 South Jackson Street, Ste. A3K00
Louisville, KY 40202

502-852-7040 - Academic Office

Clinical Expertise
Internal Medicine

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Internal Medicine -
    Internal Medicine
  • National Board of Medical Examiners

Education and Training

  • Medical School: University of Louisville
  • Residency: Emory University Affiliated Hospitals
  • Fellowship: University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Featured Publications

  • Pfeifer M, Head BA. Which Critical Communication Skills Are Essential for Interdisciplinary End-of-Life Discussions? AMA J Ethics. 2018 Aug 1;20(8):E724-731. doi: 10.1001/amajethics.2018.724. PubMed PMID: 30118422.
  • Head BA, Furman CD, Lally AM, Leake K, Pfeifer M. Medicine as It Should Be: Teaching Team and Teamwork during a Palliative Care Clerkship. J Palliat Med. 2018 May;21(5):638-644. doi: 10.1089/jpm.2017.0589. Epub 2018 Jan 17. PubMed PMID: 29341818; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC5946723.
  • Head BA, Schapmire T, Earnshaw L, Faul A, Hermann C, Jones C, Martin A, Shaw MA, Woggon F, Ziegler C, Pfeifer M. Erratum to: Evaluation of an Interdisciplinary Curriculum Teaching Team-Based Care Integration in Oncology. J Cancer Educ. 2016 Mar;31(1):181. doi: 10.1007/s13187-015-0971-4. PubMed PMID: 26740215.
  • Head BA, Schapmire TJ, Earnshaw L, Chenault J, Pfeifer M, Sawning S, Shaw MA. Improving medical graduates' training in palliative care: advancing education and practice. Adv Med Educ Pract. 2016 Feb 24;7:99-113. doi: 10.2147/AMEP.S94550. eCollection 2016. Review. PubMed PMID: 26955298; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC4772917.
  • Pfeifer MP, Keeney C, Bumpous J, Schapmire TJ, Studts JL, Myers J, Head B. Impact of a telehealth intervention on quality of life and symptom distress in patients with head and neck cancer. J Community Support Oncol. 2015 Jan;13(1):14-21. doi: 10.12788/jcso.0101. PubMed PMID: 25839061; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC6935317.
  • Head BA, Schapmire T, Hermann C, Earnshaw L, Faul A, Jones C, Kayser K, Martin A, Shaw MA, Woggon F, Pfeifer M. The Interdisciplinary Curriculum for Oncology Palliative Care Education (iCOPE): meeting the challenge of interprofessional education. J Palliat Med. 2014 Oct;17(10):1107-14. doi: 10.1089/jpm.2014.0070. Epub 2014 Jun 27. PubMed PMID: 24972279; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC4195248.
  • Head BA, Earnshaw LA, Greenberg RB, Morehead RC, Pfeifer MP, Shaw MA. "I will never forget": what we learned from medical student reflections on a palliative care experience. J Palliat Med. 2012 May;15(5):535-41. doi: 10.1089/jpm.2011.0391. Epub 2012 Mar 29. PubMed PMID: 22458806.
  • Head BA, Schapmire TJ, Keeney CE, Deck SM, Studts JL, Hermann CP, Scharfenberger JA, Pfeifer MP. Use of the Distress Thermometer to discern clinically relevant quality of life differences in women with breast cancer. Qual Life Res. 2012 Mar;21(2):215-23. doi: 10.1007/s11136-011-9934-3. Epub 2011 May 29. PubMed PMID: 21626046.
  • Head BA, Heitz L, Keeney C, Myers J, Appana SN, Studts JL, Bumpous J, Pfeifer M. The relationship between weight loss and health-related quality of life in persons treated for head and neck cancer. Support Care Cancer. 2011 Oct;19(10):1511-8. doi: 10.1007/s00520-010-0975-x. Epub 2010 Aug 21. PubMed PMID: 20730547; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC4177674.
  • Head BA, Keeney C, Studts JL, Khayat M, Bumpous J, Pfeifer M. Feasibility and Acceptance of a Telehealth Intervention to Promote Symptom Management during Treatment for Head and Neck Cancer. J Support Oncol. 2011 Jan 1;9(1):e1-e11. PubMed PMID: 21499540; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC3074232.