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
Office Phone: 617-632-5286
Appointment Phone: 617-632-5042
Fax: 617-632-2270
Preferred Contact Method: email


Treatment Centers
Palliative Medicine
Clinical Interests
Palliative care


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


Board Certifications
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

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.

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