Dr. Janet L. Abrahm trained and practiced for many years as a Hematologist/Oncologist and has been a full-time Palliative Medicine specialist for over 15 years. She is a Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School in the Division of Adult Palliative Care in the Department of Psychosocial Oncology and Palliative Care at the Dana Farber Cancer Institute and the Brigham and Women’s Hospital. Her focus is palliative care in patients with cancer.
Dr. Abrahm collaborates with Dr. Mary Cooley in PCORI and NIH-funded research into unique Clinical Decision Support systems for symptom management in cancer patients. She has over 100 publications, 75% of which are in the area of palliative care. She served for almost ten years in the leadership of the American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine, and was a member of the examination writing committee for the Hospice and Palliative Medicine certifying examination offered by the American Board of Internal Medicine. The third edition of Dr. Abrahm’s book, A Physician’s Guide to Pain and Symptom Management in Cancer Patients, was published in 2014 by Johns Hopkins University Press.