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Janet Abrahm MD, FACP, FAAHPM

Palliative Medicine Specialist, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and Brigham and Women’s Hospital

Highlights

  • Widely published on the topic of palliative care, focusing on men and women with cancer
  • Author of the book A Physician's Guide to Pain and Symptom Management in Cancer Patients
  • Practiced for many years as a hematologist and oncologist

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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 first 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, was published by Johns Hopkins University Press in 2014. 

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My father would come home from his office for dinner and when he finished, he’d do house calls, often bringing us with him. He focused on the individual relationship with his patients, which influenced my decision to become a doctor.

Dr. Janet L. Abrahm, The ASCO Post

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Experience & Accolades

Expertise

  • Hospice and Palliative Medicine
  • Hematology
  • Oncology
  • Internal Medicine 

Experience

Awards and Distinctions

  • America's Top Doctors: 10th Edition, 11th Edition, 12th Edition, 13th Edition, 14th Edition, 6th Edition, 7th Edition, 8th Edition, 9th Edition 
  • America's Top Doctors for Cancer: 10th Edition, 2nd Edition, 3rd Edition, 4th Edition, 5th Edition, 6th Edition, 7th Edition, 8th Edition, 9th Edition 
  • Boston Magazine: 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2017, 2019, 2020, 2021 
  • Castle Connolly America's Top Doctors: 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021 
  • Castle Connolly America's Top Doctors for Cancer: 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021 
  • Exceptional Women in Medicine: 2019, 2020 

Professional Memberships and Board Positions

Publications

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