Joel E. Frader, MD

Medical Director, The Bridges Program - Pediatric Palliative and End-of-Life Care; A Todd Davis Professor of General Academic Pediatrics; Professor of Pediatrics and Professor of Medical Humanities and Bioethics, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine


Special Interests

General pediatrics, medical ethics, hospice and palliative care​

Research Interests

Medical ethics; palliative care; decision making

Biographical Information

Medical School

Tufts University School of Medicine, 1974

Postgraduate Training

University of Pennsylvania, Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Scholar, 1976-1979; Residency in pediatrics, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, 1976-1978; Internship and residency in pediatrics, Boston Floating Hospital for Infants and Children/Tufts-New England Medical Center, 1974-1976


Board certified in: General Pediatrics

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