Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
Faculty Profiles
Joel E Frader, MD

Joel E Frader, MD

Chief of Palliative Care in the Department of Pediatrics

Professor of Pediatrics (Palliative Care )

Focus of Work

Bio

I have a strong interest in medical ethics, especially ethical issues in pediatrics, end-of-life care, research on human subjects, transplantation, children with differences of sex development (DSD) and gender identify nonconformity (GIN), medical and surgical innovation, transplantation and conscientious objection to requested care by health care professionals. My main clinical interests are in pediatric palliative and hospice care, multidisciplinary care of children with DSD/GIN and parent su...[Read full text]I have a strong interest in medical ethics, especially ethical issues in pediatrics, end-of-life care, research on human subjects, transplantation, children with differences of sex development (DSD) and gender identify nonconformity (GIN), medical and surgical innovation, transplantation and conscientious objection to requested care by health care professionals. My main clinical interests are in pediatric palliative and hospice care, multidisciplinary care of children with DSD/GIN and parent support for difficult decisions under conditions of uncertainty. More recently I have developed interests in the ethics of expensive, innovative treatment for rare diseases and in ethical obligations of health care-related companies to provide care to those without access to it.[Shorten text]

Clinical Focus

Pediatric palliative care

Keywords


Education and Certification

  • MD: Tufts University School of Medicine (1974)
  • Internship: Tufts/New England Medical Center, Pediatrics (1976)
  • Residency: Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, Pediatrics (1978)
  • Fellowship: University of Pennsylvania Hospitals, Pediatrics (1979)
  • Board Certification: Hospice & Palliative Medicine, Pediatrics

Contact

312-227-6110

Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago Box 51
225 E Chicago Avenue
Chicago IL 60611