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Joanne Wolfe

Associate Professor
Pediatric Palliative CareĀ 
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
United States of America


  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.

Research Interest

  Palliative care


  • Ananth P, Melvin P, Berry JG, Wolfe J. Trends in Hospital Utilization and Costs among Pediatric Palliative Care Recipients. J Palliat Med 2017

  • Widger K, Vadeboncoeur C, Zelcer S, Liu Y, Kassam A, Sutradhar R, Rapoport A, Nelson K, Wolfe J, Earle C, Pole JD, Gupta S. The Validity of Using Health Administrative Data To Identify the Involvement of Specialized Pediatric Palliative Care Teams in Children with Cancer in Ontario, Canada. J Palliat Med 2017

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