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    Janet L. Abrahm, MD

    Janet L. Abrahm, MD

    Top Doctor

    Institute Physician

    Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School


    Palliative Care (Adult)

    Office phone: 617-632-6464
    Appointment phone: 617-632-6464
    Fax: 617-632-6180
    Email: janet_abrahm@dfci.harvard.edu

    Preferred contact method: appointment phone
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    Palliative Medicine

    Research Department

    Psychosocial Oncology and Palliative Care


    Palliative medicine, Symptom management, End-of-life care

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


    Dr. Abrahm received her MD from the University of California at San Francisco in 1973, completed internship and residency at the Massachusetts General Hospital, and served as a chief resident at Moffitt Hospital (of UCSF). After completing a fellowship in hematology/oncology at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, she joined the faculty in 1980 and worked there until December 2000. She joined DFCI in 2001 as director of the Pain and Palliative Care Program.


    Board Certification
    Hospice and Palliative Medicine
    Internal Medicine

    Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Hematology/Oncology
    Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Quality Management
    Massachusetts General Hospital, Hematology

    Massachusetts General Hospital, Medicine
    Moffitt Hospital of the University of California, San Francisco, Medicine, Chief Resident

    Medical School
    University of California, San Francisco