Joel E. Frader, MD, MA
Joel E. Frader, MD, MAAttending Physician, Pediatric Palliative Care; Director, Ethics Program Professor of Pediatrics and Professor of Bioethics and Medical Humanities, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
Pronouns: He, Him
Dr. Frader provides comprehensive pediatric palliative care as part of the interdisciplinary palliative care consultative team at Lurie Children's. The team provides assistance with symptom management, complex medical decision making, and general psychosocial support to families of children with serious, often life-threatening, medical conditions.
In addition, Dr. Frader provides ethics consultation to families, hospital staff, and others regarding concerns about moral problems involving the care of or research on children.
Education & Training
Education: MA (Sociology), University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA, 1980; MD, Tufts University School of Medicine, Boston, MA, 1974; BA, Columbia University, New York, NY, 1970
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 Certifications: General Pediatrics, Hospice and Palliative Medicine
Professional Organizations: American Academy of Pediatrics; American Pediatric Society; American Society for Bioethics and Humanities; American Academy of Hospice and Palliative MedicineSee Northwestern University Faculty Profile
Research Interests: Qualitative research regarding family decision making about seriously ill children