Jennifer C Kesselheim MD

Jennifer Kesselheim, MD

Associate Fellowship Program Director for Education

Assistant Professor of Pediatrics

    Contact: 617-632-3759
  • Fax: 617-632-5677

Medical Services


  • Medical Education
  • Bioethics
  • Hematology Oncology
  • General Pediatrics
  • Pediatrics
  • Primary Care


  • Hematology / Oncology


  • Hematology / Oncology
  • Hematology / Oncology
  • Hematology / Oncology
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Experience and Education


Bachelor of Science

University of Wisconsin,

Madison, WI

University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine,

Philadelphia, PA

Masters in Education

Harvard School of Graduate Education,

Boston, Massachusetts

Masters in Bioethics

University of Pennsylvania Center for Bioethics,

Philadelphia, PA


  • Pediatrics, Pediatric Hematology/Oncology


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  1. Zaidi D, Kesselheim JC. Assessment of orientation practices for ethics consultation at Harvard Medical School-affiliated hospitals. J Med Ethics. 2017 Aug 05.
  2. Mink RB, Schwartz A, Herman BE, Turner DA, Curran ML, Myers A, Hsu DC, Kesselheim JC, Carraccio CL. Validity of Level of Supervision Scales for Assessing Pediatric Fellows on the Common Pediatric Subspecialty Entrustable Professional Activities. Acad Med. 2017 Jul 11.
  3. Kesselheim JC, Schwartz A, Boyer D. Integrating Education and Service in Pediatric Residency Training: Results of a National Survey. Acad Pediatr. 2017 Jun 29.
  4. Sedrak MS, Dizon DS, Anderson PF, Fisch MJ, Graham DL, Katz MS, Kesselheim JC, Miller RS, Thompson MA, Utengen A, Attai DJ. The emerging role of professional social media use in oncology. Future Oncol. 2017 Jun; 13(15):1281-1285.
  5. Boyer D, Gagne J, Kesselheim JC. Defining Service and Education in Pediatrics. Clin Pediatr (Phila). 2016 Dec 01; 9922816684604.
  6. Yi JS, Kamihara J, Kesselheim JC, Davies K, van Hoff J, Silverman LB, Mullen EA. Synchronous occurrence of acute lymphoblastic leukemia and wilms tumor in two patients: underlying etiology and combined treatment plan. Pediatr Blood Cancer. 2017 May; 64(5).
  7. Kesselheim JC, Agrawal AK, Bhatia N, Cronin A, Jubran R, Kent P, Kersun L, Rao AN, Rose M, Savelli S, Sharma M, Shereck E, Twist CJ, Wang M. Measuring pediatric hematology-oncology fellows' skills in humanism and professionalism: A novel assessment instrument. Pediatr Blood Cancer. 2017 May; 64(5).
  8. Kesselheim JC, Najita J, Morley D, Bair E, Joffe S. Ethics knowledge of recent paediatric residency graduates: the role of residency ethics curricula. J Med Ethics. 2016 Dec; 42(12):809-814.
  9. Greenzang K, Kesselheim J. The Importance of Fostering Ownership During Medical Training: Working 9-5 Isn't the Only Issue. Am J Bioeth. 2016 Sep; 16(9):17-8.
  10. Attai DJ, Sedrak MS, Katz MS, Thompson MA, Anderson PF, Kesselheim JC, Fisch MJ, Graham DL, Utengen A, Johnston C, Miller RS, Dizon DS. Social media in cancer care: highlights, challenges & opportunities. Future Oncol. 2016 Jul; 12(13):1549-52.
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  12. Feraco AM, Brand SR, Mack JW, Kesselheim JC, Block SD, Wolfe J. Communication Skills Training in Pediatric Oncology: Moving Beyond Role Modeling. Pediatr Blood Cancer. 2016 Jun; 63(6):966-72.
  13. Kesselheim JC, Schwartz A, Belmonte F, Boland KA, Poynter S, Batra M. A National Survey of Pediatric Residents' Professionalism and Social Networking: Implications for Curriculum Development. Acad Pediatr. 2016 Mar; 16(2):110-4.
  14. Greenzang KA, Kesselheim JC. Responsibility for Patient Care in Graduate Medical Education: Yours, Mine, or Ours? JAMA Pediatr. 2015 Nov; 169(11):987-8.
  15. Kesselheim JC. Reply to: Do we need a formalized humanism and professionalism curriculum in pediatric hematology and oncology training? Pediatr Blood Cancer. 2015 Nov; 62(11):2061.
  16. Cummings CL, Geis GM, Kesselheim JC, Sayeed S. Ethics and professionalism education during neonatal-perinatal fellowship training in the United States. J Perinatol. 2015 Oct; 35(10):875-9.
  17. Kesselheim JC, Atlas M, Adams D, Aygun B, Barfield R, Eisenman K, Fulbright J, Garvey K, Kersun L, Nageswara Rao A, Reilly A, Sharma M, Shereck E, Wang M, Watt T, Leavey P. Humanism and professionalism education for pediatric hematology-oncology fellows: A model for pediatric subspecialty training. Pediatr Blood Cancer. 2015 Feb; 62(2):335-340.
  18. Zenlea IS, Billett A, Hazen M, Herrick DB, Nakamura MM, Jenkins KJ, Woolf AD, Kesselheim JC. Trainee and program director perceptions of quality improvement and patient safety education: preparing for the next accreditation system. Clin Pediatr (Phila). 2014 Nov; 53(13):1248-54.
  19. Kesselheim JC, Sun P, Woolf AD, London WB, Boyer D. Balancing education and service in graduate medical education: data from pediatric trainees and program directors. Acad Med. 2014 Apr; 89(4):652-7.
  20. Kesselheim JC, Batra M, Belmonte F, Boland KA, McGregor RS. New professionalism challenges in medical training: an exploration of social networking. J Grad Med Educ. 2014 Mar; 6(1):100-5.
  21. Garvey KC, Kesselheim JC, Herrick DB, Woolf AD, Leichtner AM. Graduate medical education in humanism and professionalism: a needs assessment survey of pediatric gastroenterology fellows. J Pediatr Gastroenterol Nutr. 2014 Jan; 58(1):34-7.
  22. O'Connell AE, Lee JP, Yee C, Kesselheim J, Dioun A. Successful desensitization to brentuximab vedotin after anaphylaxis. Clin Lymphoma Myeloma Leuk. 2014 Apr; 14(2):e73-5.
  23. File W, Bylund CL, Kesselheim J, Leonard D, Leavey P. Do pediatric hematology/oncology (PHO) fellows receive communication training? Pediatr Blood Cancer. 2014 Mar; 61(3):502-6.
  24. Kesselheim JC, Cassel CK. Service: an essential component of graduate medical education. N Engl J Med. 2013 Feb 07; 368(6):500-1.
  25. Kesselheim JC, McMahon GT, Joffe S. Development of a Test of Residents' Ethics Knowledge for Pediatrics (TREK-P). J Grad Med Educ. 2012 Jun; 4(2):242-5.
  26. Kesselheim JC, Sectish TC, Joffe S. Education in professionalism: results from a survey of pediatric residency program directors. J Grad Med Educ. 2012 Mar; 4(1):101-5.
  27. Cole LW, Kesselheim JC, Kesselheim AS. Ethical issues in new drug prescribing. J Bioeth Inq. 2012 Mar; 9(1):77-83.
  28. Kesselheim JC, Norden AD, Wen PY, Joffe S. Discontinuing bevacizumab in patients with glioblastoma: an ethical analysis. Oncologist. 2011; 16(10):1435-9.
  29. Kesselheim JC, Johnson J, Joffe S. Ethics consultation in children's hospitals: results from a survey of pediatric clinical ethicists. Pediatrics. 2010 Apr; 125(4):742-6.
  30. Kesselheim JC, Lehmann LE, Styron NF, Joffe S. Is blood thicker than water?: ethics of hematopoietic stem cell donation by biological siblings of adopted children. Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med. 2009 May; 163(5):413-6.
  31. Kesselheim JC, Joffe S. The challenge of research on ethics education. Am J Bioeth. 2008 Apr; 8(4):12-3; author reply W1-2.
  32. Kesselheim JC, Johnson J, Joffe S. Pediatricians' reports of their education in ethics. Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med. 2008 Apr; 162(4):368-73.
  33. Cohn JM, Ginsburg KR, Kassam-Adams N, Fein JA. Adolescent decisional autonomy regarding participation in an emergency department youth violence interview. Am J Bioeth. 2005 Sep-Oct; 5(5):70-4; discussion W14.
  34. Cohn JM. Bioethics curriculum for paediatrics residents: implementation and evaluation. Med Educ. 2005 May; 39(5):530.
  35. Cohn JM, Koenig F, Baum N. Preventive healthcare in physicians and attorneys. J La State Med Soc. 1998 Jun; 150(6):264-70.
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