brian madden
Supportive and Palliative Care

Brian Madden, M.D.

Adjunct Professor of Medicine
Medical Director for Supportive and Palliative Care Programs

Brian Madden is a board-certified Palliative Care physician with a background in Family Medicine.  He is the Director of the inpatient Palliative Care Program and outpatient Supportive Care Program at Providence Saint John’s Health Center. Dr. Madden is adept at helping patients at any stage of serious illness to manage symptoms and improve their quality of life.

After graduating from Brown University and UCLA, he completed his family medicine residency at Santa Monica/UCLA Medical Center and began a group private practice in 2001.  His interest in Palliative Medicine began initially through working with hospice, both in-hospital and in homes, earning him Board Certification in 2008.

Dr. Madden practices whole-person care, which means eliciting the values, preferences, and priorities of the patient and negotiating the best use of medicine to achieve meaningful goals.  He has worked tirelessly to dispel the antiquated myth that accepting palliative care is “giving up”, instead offering a comprehensive assessment of how serious disease impacts his patients’ quality of life and providing management advice and treatments to improve it.  As part of a multidisciplinary team, his group brings additional resources to assist patients in personalizing the optimal care for each unique situation.