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Janet L. Abrahm, MD, FACP, FAAHPM

Janet L. Abrahm, MD, FACP, FAAHPM, is division chief of adult palliative care in the department of psychosocial oncology and palliative care at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and Brigham and Women’s Hospital, and a professor of medicine at Harvard Medical School. She has been a full-time palliative medicine specialist for over 15 years. In addition, she practiced for many years as a hematologist and oncologist.

Dr. Abrahm is widely published in the area of palliative care, with a focus on palliative care for men and women with cancer. She served for almost 10 years as part of the leadership team 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 her book, A Physician’s Guide to Pain and Symptom Management in Cancer Patients will be published by Johns Hopkins University Press in 2014.

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