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Our Affiliations
HMS Affiliate

Dana-Farber/Boston Children's is a teaching affiliate of Harvard Medical School.

Our Affiliations

Joanne Wolfe, MD, MPH

  • Faculty Vice President for Faculty Development, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
  • Institute Physician
  • Professor of Pediatrics, Harvard Medical School

Office Phone

  • 617-632-5286

Appointment Phone

  • 617-632-5042

Fax

  • 617-582-7271

General

Treatment Centers

Discipline

Clinical Interests

Pediatric palliative care, Symptom management

Location

Background

Board Certifications

  • Hospice and Palliative Medicine, 2008
  • Palliative Medicine, 2004
  • Pediatric Hematology/Oncology
  • Pediatrics

Fellowship

  • Boston Children's Hospital/Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Pediatric Hematology/Oncology

Residency

  • Boston Combined Residency Program, Boston Children's Hospital/Boston Medical Center, Pediatrics

Internships

  • Children's Hospital Boston

Medical School

  • Harvard Medical School, 1990

Biography

Dr. Joanne Wolfe is Faculty Vice President for Faculty Development at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. She is a Professor of Pediatrics at Harvard Medical School. She is board certified in Hospice and Palliative Medicine and Pediatric Hematology/Oncology. Dr. Wolfe is internationally recognized for her pediatric palliative care expertise and her research focuses on improving care for children with advanced illness.

Research

Dr. Wolfe's research is focused on easing suffering and promoting well-being in children with serious illnesses and their families. Using PediQUEST, a computerized data collection system, she completed a multicentered randomized trial aimed at assessing the effect of routinely providing child-reported symptom and quality-of-life feedback to clinicians and families. She found that feedback promotes child psychological well-being. PediQUEST is now web-based and is useful in all care settings, including the home. Using this adaptation, she will study a strengthened intervention, PediQUEST Champions, adding a clinician whose mandate it is to respond to child distress. She also mentors junior investigators focusing on additional domains of distress including financial hardship, the stem cell transplant experience and resilience. Finally, she co-directs an emerging pediatric palliative care research network, "Peppercorn."