Former 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
|1966-1969||University of California, Berkeley|
|1970||BS, University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) Medical School|
|1973||MD, UCSF Medical School|
|1973-1974||Straight Medical Intern, Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH), Boston|
|1974-1976||Medical Resident and Fellowship in Hematology, MGH|
|1976-1977||Chief Medical Resident, Moffitt Hospital, UCSF|
|1977-1980||Fellow in Hematology/Oncology, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP)|
|1980-2000||Staff Physician, HUP and Philadelphia VA Medical Center|
|1994-1996||Chief, Medical Service, Philadelphia VA Medical Center|
|1996-1997||Associate Chief of Staff, Primary Care and Consultative Medicine, Philadelphia VA Medical Center|
|1997-2000||Fellowship Director, Palliative Care Fellowship, HUP|
|1998-2000||Director, Education and Research and Medical Director, Wissahickon Hospice of the University of Pennsylvania Health System|
|2001-||Staff Physician at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute (DFCI) and Brigham and Women's Hospital (BWH)|
|2001-2007||Director, Pain and Palliative Care Fellowship, BWH and DFCI|
|2001-2008||Director, Pain and Palliative Care Service, DFCI/BWH|
|2001-2011||Associate Professor, Medicine, Harvard Medical School (HMS)|
|2008-2013||Division Chief, Adult Palliative Care, DFCI/BWH|
|2011-||Professor, Medicine, HMS|
Janet L. Abrahm, MD's teaching and research concentration within palliative care is pain and symptom management of patients with cancer.
The third edition of her book, A Physician's Guide to Pain and Symptom Management in Cancer Patients, was published in 2014 by Johns Hopkins University Press.
She was a co-investigator of R01 and PCORI-funded studies designed to improve oncologists' ability to provide better symptom control for their cancer patients and to enhance patient self-management of symptoms. She also teaches about difficult conversations and has a great deal of experience in palliative care program development.