Joel E Frader, MD

Joel E Frader, MD

Professor of Pediatrics (Academic General Pediatrics and Primary Care)



Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago Box #16
225 E Chicago Avenue
Chicago IL 60611

j-frader( at )

Hospital Affiliations

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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


Description of Interests

I have a strong interest in medical ethics, especially ethical issues in pediatrics, end-of-life care, research on human subjects, transplantation, children with disorders of sex development (DSD) and gender identify nonconformity, 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/GID and parent support for difficult decisions under conditions of uncertainty.

Interests (Keywords)

Bioethics; Palliative Care, Hospice; Pediatrics; Social science

Research and Publications

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