Harvard Medical SchoolCenter for Palliative Care

Our Mission

The Harvard Medical School Center for Palliative Care (HMS CPC) aims to ease suffering and enhance the quality of care for patients and their families dealing with life-threatening and/or serious illness, through fostering leadership and supporting outstanding educational programs in palliative care. By educating future generations of physicians, nurses, and other health care professionals, the Center serves as a national and international resource for the best practices in palliative care education and practice.

Faculty

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Directors

J. Andrew Billings, MD
Consultant, Cambridge Health Alliance
Former Director, Palliative Care Service, Massachusetts General Hospital
Co-Director, Harvard Medical School Center for Palliative Care
Associate Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School
Susan D. Block, MD
Chair, Department of Psychosocial Oncology and Palliative Care, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and Brigham and Women's Hospital
Co-Director, Harvard Medical School Center for Palliative Care
Professor of Psychiatry and Medicine, Harvard Medical School

Steering Committee

Janet L. Abrahm, MD
Chief, Division of Adult Palliative Care, Department of Psychosocial Oncology and Palliative Care, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and Brigham and Women's Hospital
Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School
Eva H. Chittenden, MD, FACP
Associate Director and Director of Educational Programs, Palliative Care Service, Massachusetts General Hospital
Assistant Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School
Marshall Forstein, MD
Director of Training, Division of Adult Psychiatry, Cambridge Health Alliance
Associate Professor of Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School
Todd Hultman, PhD, ACHP, APRN-BC
Nurse Practitioner and Co-Director, Inpatient Palliative Care Consultation Service, Massachusetts General Hospital
Vicki A. Jackson, MD, MPH
Chief, Palliative Care Service, Massachusetts General Hospital
Assistant Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School
Katie Fitzgerald Jones, MSN, ANP-BC, ACHPN
Palliative Care Nurse Practitioner, Palliative Nursing Director and Nursing Fellowship Director, Department of Psychosocial Oncology and Palliative Care, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and Brigham and Women's Hospital
Eric L. Krakauer, MD, PhD
Associate Physician, Palliative Care Service, Massachusetts General Hospital
Assistant Professor of Medicine, Instructor in Global Health and Social Medicine, Harvard Medical School
Maureen Lynch, MS, ANP-BC, ACHPN, AOCN, FPCN
Nurse Practitioner, Department of Psychosocial Oncology and Palliative Care, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
Kristen Schaefer, MD
Director of Medical Student and Resident Education, Director, Supportive Cardiology Initiative, Division of Adult Palliative Care, Department of Psychosocial Oncology and Palliative Care, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and Brigham and Women's Hospital
Instructor in Medicine, Harvard Medical School
Joanne Wolfe, MD, MPH
Chief, Division of Pediatric Palliative Care, Department of Psychosocial Oncology and Palliative Care, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
Director, Pediatric Palliative Care, Boston Children's Hospital
Associate Professor of Pediatrics, Harvard Medical School

Staff

Denise D. Simon
Program Manager
Jennifer Winpenny
Program Coordinator/Administrative Support Specialist