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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
    Institute Physician

    Associate Professor of Pediatrics, Harvard Medical School


    Pediatric Palliative Care

    Office phone: 617-632-5286
    Appointment phone: 617-632-5042
    Fax: 617-632-2270
    Email: joanne_wolfe@dfci.harvard.edu

    Preferred contact method: email
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    Palliative Medicine

    Research Department

    Medical Oncology/Population Sciences


    Palliative care

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


    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.


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

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

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

    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