Eric Krakauer
Eric Lewis Krakauer, MD, PhD
Associate Professor of Medicine and of Global Health & Social Medicine
Member, HMS Center for Bioethics

Eric L. Krakauer, MD, PhD, is Associate Professor of Medicine and of Global Health & Social Medicine at Harvard Medical School and an attending physician in the Division of Palliative Care & Geriatrics at Massachusetts General Hospital where he also directs the Global Palliative Care Program. He received a PhD in philosophy and MD from Yale University, trained in internal medicine at Yale-New Haven Hospital, and completed fellowships in general internal medicine and in medical ethics at Harvard Medical School. At Massachusetts General Hospital, Dr. Krakauer served for 19 years on the clinical ethics committee, including 8 years as Co-Chair, chaired the hospital’s Life Sustaining Treatment Policy Committee, led implementation of a “due process” approach to resolving intractable conflict over life sustaining treatment, and also led the design and implementation of a new system for writing code status orders to better honor patients’ values. He has published extensively on ethical and medical issues in palliative and end-of-life care, and he has received several awards for his recent work on global palliative care including a Fulbright Scholarship and an Honorary Chair at the University of Medicine & Pharmacy at Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam.

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Integrating palliative care and symptom relief into responses to humanitarian crises.
Authors: Authors: Krakauer EL, Daubman BR, Aloudat T.
Med J Aust
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Palliative Care-Related Knowledge, Attitudes, and Self-Assessment Among Physicians in Vietnam.
Authors: Authors: Tsao L, Slater SE, Doyle KP, Cuong DD, Khanh QT, Maurer R, Minh Thy DN, Quoc Thinh DH, Tuan TD, Van Dung D, Khue LN, Krakauer EL.
J Pain Symptom Manage
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Palliative care and symptom relief for people affected by multidrug-resistant tuberculosis.
Authors: Authors: Krakauer EL, Dheda K, Kalsdorf B, Kuksa L, Nadkarni A, Nhung NV, Selwyn P, Shin S, Skrahina A, Jaramillo E.
Int J Tuberc Lung Dis
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Global palliative radiotherapy: a framework to improve access in resource-constrained settings.
Authors: Authors: Elmore SNC, Grover S, Bourque JM, Chopra S, Nyakabau AM, Ntizimira C, Krakauer EL, Balboni TA, Gospodarowicz MK, Rodin D.
Ann Palliat Med
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Training in Global Palliative Care Within Palliative Medicine Specialist Training Programs: A Moral Imperative.
Authors: Authors: Rhee JY, Foley K, Morrison RS, Centeno C, Krakauer EL.
J Pain Symptom Manage
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Alleviating the access abyss in palliative care and pain relief-an imperative of universal health coverage: the Lancet Commission report.
Authors: Authors: Knaul FM, Farmer PE, Krakauer EL, De Lima L, Bhadelia A, Jiang Kwete X, Arreola-Ornelas H, Gómez-Dantés O, Rodriguez NM, Alleyne GAO, Connor SR, Hunter DJ, Lohman D, Radbruch L, Del Rocío Sáenz Madrigal M, Atun R, Foley KM, Frenk J, Jamison DT, Rajagopal MR.
Lancet
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Universal health coverage and intersectoral action for health: key messages from Disease Control Priorities, 3rd edition.
Authors: Authors: Jamison DT, Alwan A, Mock CN, Nugent R, Watkins D, Adeyi O, Anand S, Atun R, Bertozzi S, Bhutta Z, Binagwaho A, Black R, Blecher M, Bloom BR, Brouwer E, Bundy DAP, Chisholm D, Cieza A, Cullen M, Danforth K, de Silva N, Debas HT, Donkor P, Dua T, Fleming KA, Gallivan M, Garcia PJ, Gawande A, Gaziano T, Gelband H, Glass R, Glassman A, Gray G, Habte D, Holmes KK, Horton S, Hutton G, Jha P, Knaul FM, Kobusingye O, Krakauer EL, Kruk ME, Lachmann P, Laxminarayan R, Levin C, Looi LM, Madhav N, Mahmoud A, Mbanya JC, Measham A, Medina-Mora ME, Medlin C, Mills A, Mills JA, Montoya J, Norheim O, Olson Z, Omokhodion F, Oppenheim B, Ord T, Patel V, Patton GC, Peabody J, Prabhakaran D, Qi J, Reynolds T, Ruacan S, Sankaranarayanan R, Sepúlveda J, Skolnik R, Smith KR, Temmerman M, Tollman S, Verguet S, Walker DG, Walker N, Wu Y, Zhao K.
Lancet
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Palliative Care in Rwanda: Aiming for Universal Access.
Authors: Authors: Krakauer EL, Muhimpundu MA, Mukasahaha D, Tayari JC, Ntizimira C, Uhagaze B, Mugwaneza T, Ruzima A, Mpanumusingo E, Gasana M, Karamuka V, Nkurikiyimfura JL, Park P, Barebwanuwe P, Tapela N, Elmore SN, Bukhman G, Leng M, Grant L, Binagwaho A, Sezibera R.
J Pain Symptom Manage
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Palliative Care in Vietnam: Long-Term Partnerships Yield Increasing Access.
Authors: Authors: Krakauer EL, Thinh DHQ, Khanh QT, Huyen HTM, Tuan TD, The THN, Cuong DD, Thuan TV, Yen NP, Van Anh P, Cham NTP, Doyle KP, Yen NTH, Khue LN.
J Pain Symptom Manage
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National palliative care capacities around the world: Results from the World Health Organization Noncommunicable Disease Country Capacity Survey.
Authors: Authors: Sharkey L, Loring B, Cowan M, Riley L, Krakauer EL.
Palliat Med
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