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Pediatric Psycho-Oncology Professionals
Joanne Wolfe


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Joanne Wolfe
First Name: Joanne

Last Name: Wolfe

Position Title: Division Chief, Pediatric Palliative Care, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and Director of Palliative Care, Children’s Hospital Boston

Job Responsibilities: Combination of Research and Patient Care

Education/Training: Medicine

About Me/My interests: Dr. Joanne Wolfe isthe Division Chief of Pediatric Palliative Care in the Department ofPsychosocial Oncology and Palliative Care at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute (DFCI) andthe Director of Palliative Care at Children’s Hospital Boston (CHB).She 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. Her research focuses on understanding and easing suffering in children with life-threatening illnesses.

Training Opportunities: Yes

My Contact Information:

Address: Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Department of Psychosocial Oncology and Palliative Care, Smith 206, 450 Brookline Avenue, Boston, MA 02215

Telephone: 617-632-5286
Fax: 617-632-2270

Topics of Interest for Collaboration: Palliative Care, Suffering, Decision-Making, End-of-Life Care, Interdisciplinary Care

Publications that may be of interest to others:

Wolfe J, Hinds P, Sourkes B (Eds). Textbook of Interdisciplinary Pediatric Palliative Care, 1st edition. Philadelphia: Elsevier. 2011

Feudtner C, Kang T, Hexem K, Friedrichsdorf S, Osenga K, Siden H, Friebert S, Hays R, Dussel V, Wolfe, J. Patients Receiving Pediatric Palliative Care Consultations: A Prospective Multicenter Cohort Study. Pediatrics, 2011 Jun;127(6):1094-10, Epub 2011 May 9.

Dussel V, Bona K, Heath JA, Hilden JM, Weeks JC, Wolfe J. Unmeasured costs of a child’s death: Perceived financial burden, work disruptions, and economic coping strategies used by American and Australian families who lost a child to cancer. Journal of Clinical Oncology. 2011;29(9):1007-1013. Epub 2011 Jan 4.

Bona K, Bates J, Wolfe J. Massachusetts’ Pediatric Palliative Care Network: Successful implementation of a novel state-funded pediatric palliative care program. Journal of Palliative Medicine. Palliat Med. 2011 Nov;14(11):1217-23. Epub 2011 Aug 8.

Ullrich CK, Dussel V, Hilden JM, Shaeffer JW, Lehmann L, Wolfe J. End-of-life experience of children undergoing stem cell transplantation for malignancy: parent and provider perspectives and patterns of care. Blood. 2010 May 13;115(19):3879-85.

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