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    Joanne Wolfe, MD, MPH

     
    Joanne Wolfe, MD, MPH
     
    Division Chief, Pediatric Palliative Care Service, Department of Psychosocial Oncology and Palliative Care
    Director, Pediatric Palliative Care, Medicine, Boston Children's Hospital


    Associate Professor of Pediatrics, Harvard Medical School

    Center/Program

    Pediatric Palliative Care

    Office phone: 617-632-5286
    Appointment phone: 617-632-5430
    Fax: 617-632-2270
    Email: joanne_wolfe@dfci.harvard.edu

    Preferred contact method: email
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    Discipline

    Palliative Medicine Physician

    Research Department

    Medical Oncology/Population Sciences

    Interest

    Palliative care


    Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
    450 Brookline Avenue
    Boston, MA 02215

    Biography

    Dr. Joanne Wolfe is the Chief of the Division of Pediatric Palliative Care in the Department of Psychosocial Oncology and Palliative Care at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute (DFCI) and the Director of Palliative Care at Boston Children’s Hospital (BCH), and is an Associate Professor of Pediatrics at Harvard Medical School.  She holds an MD degree (1990) from Harvard Medical School and an MPH (1998) from the Harvard School of Public Health.  The Pediatric Advanced Care Team (PACT), the palliative care service which she directs, received a 2001 Citation of Honor from the American Hospital Association’s Circle of Life Awards program for its innovative approach to caring for children with life-threatening illness.

    Background

    Board Certification
    Hospice and Palliative Medicine, 2008
    Palliative Medicine, 2004
    Pediatric Hematology/Oncology, 1998, 2005
    Pediatrics, 1993, 2000

    Fellowship
    Boston Children's Hospital/Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Pediatric Hematology/Oncology, 07/94 to 06/97

    Residency
    Boston Combined Residency Program, Boston Children's Hospital/Boston Medical Center, Pediatrics, 07/91 to 06/94

    Internship
    Children's Hospital Boston, 07/90 to 06/91

    Medical School
    Harvard Medical School, 1990

    Recent Awards

    • American Cancer Society Pathfinder in Palliative Care Award, 2013
    • Schwartz Center Compassionate Caregiver Finalist, 2003, 2009
    • Citation of Honor, Circle of Life Award, 2001