Palliative Care Program | Clinician Resources

Fellowships For Physicians

We offer a single year pediatric palliative care clinical training program for those who have completed a general pediatrics residency. The fellowship is focused on advancing pediatric pain management, palliative care and quality of life concerns. Information for the academic year fellowship is as follows:


  • Board-eligible or board certified in pediatrics or one of its sub-specialties

  • Commitment to a career in pediatric palliative medicine


  • The trainee will become familiar with comprehensive, interdisciplinary evaluation and management of children with diverse advanced illnesses and their families, and will be responsible for the care of inpatients and outpatients in varied settings, including an academic teaching hospital, hospice/home care and chronic care.

  • The trainee will be trained as a clinician-educator through supervised experiences in the teaching of pediatric palliative care.

  • The fellow also may join in ongoing research projects, and arrangements may be made for one to two years of more intensive research experience.

Inquires should be addressed to:

Joanne Wolfe, MD, MPH
Director, Pediatric Palliative Care Fellowship Program
Dana-Farber/Boston Children's Cancer and Blood Disorders Center
450 Brookline Ave, D1103
Boston, MA 02115

Tel: 617-632-5286
Fax: 617-582-7271


Fellowship For Nurse Practitioners and Social Workers: Pediatric Palliative Care Fellowship

PACT offers a full-time Pediatric Nurse Practitioner Fellowship. The position will provide opportunities to gain knowledge and experience collaborating with colleagues in the hospital and community to provide comprehensive compassionate care to children and families.

PACT is an interdisciplinary team dedicated to improving symptoms and quality of life in children with advanced illness, and their families. The team, which includes physicians, an advanced practice nurse and social workers, provides services at the hospital, in the outpatient setting, and in the community.

The fellow will function as part of the core interdisciplinary team and will be responsible for consultation with patients, family members and other medical providers. He or she will learn from interdisciplinary experts in the field of pediatric palliative care at Dana-Farber/Children's Hospital Cancer Center through formal and informal educational opportunities.

This is an opportunity to work with one of the first pediatric palliative care teams in the country and to be part of a unique, interdisciplinary fellowship training, along with physician and social work fellows. This fellowship is a 12-month salaried position.

Applications will be accepted through Children’s Hospital Boston. Applicants must have a Masters from an accredited school of nursing and must obtain a Massachusetts license before beginning the fellowship.

For questions or to apply, please contact Sara Gibbons, 857-218-3002 or .