Chair of Pediatrics, Mass General for Children, Massachusetts General Hospital
Professor of Pediatrics, Harvard Medical School
|1985||BS, McGill University|
|1990||MD, Harvard Medical School|
|1998||MPH, Harvard School of Public Health|
|1990-1991||Intern, Pediatrics, Children's Hospital, Boston|
|1993-1994||Resident, Pediatrics, Children's Hospital, Boston|
|1994-1997||Fellow in Pediatric Hematology/Oncology, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute (DFCI) and Children's Hospital, Boston|
|1996-1998||Postdoctoral Fellow in Health Services Research, Children's Hospital|
|1998-1999||Fellow in Medical Ethics, Harvard Medical School|
|1997- 2023||Attending Physician, DFCI and Children's Hospital, Boston|
|Director, Pediatric Palliative Care, DFCI and Boston Children's Hospital|
|2008 - 2023||Chief, Division of Pediatric Palliative Care, Department of Psychosocial Oncology and Palliative Care, DFCI|
Joanne Wolfe, MD, MPH's research program is aimed at easing suffering and enhancing wellbeing in children with advanced cancer and their families. She completed a multi-centered randomized controlled trial aimed at evaluating the impact of routine provider and family child-reported feedback of symptom distress and quality of life scores in pediatric advanced cancer, using a handheld computer system, PediQUEST. She is currently conducting formative research to develop the next intervention, PediQUEST Response.
Dr. Wolfe also co-leads the Pediatric Palliative Care Research Network. She mentors several junior investigators in pediatric palliative care research. From an education perspective, Dr. Wolfe is the former co-director of the pediatric track of the program in Palliative Care Education and Practice (PCEP) and is a co-investigator on the EPEC-Pediatrics project. In 2023, Dr. Wolfe became Chair of Pediatrics at the Mass General for Children at Massachusetts General Hospital.