Jennifer Cohn Kesselheim
Jennifer Cohn Kesselheim, M.D.
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics

Dr. Jennifer Kesselheim attended college at the University of Wisconsin and then completed her MD degree at the University of Pennsylvania.  While at Penn, she earned a Masters degree in medical ethics.  As a fellow in pediatric hematology-oncology, Dr. Kesselheim completed the HMS Ethics Fellowship and also earned a Masters degree in education from Harvard.  As an educator, she designs curricula and evaluation instruments for residency and fellowship training related to humanism, ethics, and professionalism.  She also directs a new Master of Medical Sciences (MMSc) in Medical Education based at HMS.  As an ethicist she serves as the physician co-chair of the Ethics Advisory Committee at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute where she also runs the Ethics Consultation Service and coordinates Ethics Grand Rounds.  Her research investigates the methods and outcomes of physician education in the areas of ethics and professionalism.  Current research projects pertain to the measurement of humanism skills among trainees, balancing service and education during training, and assessing knowledge of ethical principles among pediatricians and pediatric ethicists, and the impact of social media in medical professionalism. Dr. Kesselheim lives in Jamaica Plain with her husband, son Max (age 7), and daughter Sydney (age 2).

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Patients of Our Own: Defining "Ownership" of Clinical Care in Graduate Medical Education.
Authors: Authors: Greenzang KA, Revette AC, Kesselheim JC.
Teach Learn Med
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Awareness and usage of evidence-based learning strategies among health professions students and faculty.
Authors: Authors: Piza F, Kesselheim JC, Perzhinsky J, Drowos J, Gillis R, Moscovici K, Danciu TE, Kosowska A, Gooding H.
Med Teach
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The American Society of Hematology (ASH) Medical Educators Institute: a Pilot Faculty Development Project for Hematology Educators.
Authors: Authors: Kesselheim JC, Clayton CP, Fritz J, Smith RE, Gitlin SD, Reid E, Zuckerman KS, Kahn MJ.
J Cancer Educ
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Rising to the Challenge: Residency Programs' Experience With Implementing Milestones-Based Assessment.
Authors: Authors: Dzara K, Huth K, Kesselheim JC, Schumacher DJ.
J Grad Med Educ
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Discharge Day: A Case-Based Interprofessional Exercise About Team Collaboration in Pediatrics.
Authors: Authors: Kesselheim JC, Stockman LS, Growdon AS, Murray AM, Shagrin BS, Hundert EM.
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Divide and conquer: Evaluation of a redesign of a pediatric teaching service.
Authors: Authors: Winn AS, Gross CJ, Silverman LB, Kesselheim JC.
Pediatr Blood Cancer
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Integrating interprofessional education into the paediatrics clerkship.
Authors: Authors: Kesselheim JC, Growdon AS, Stockman LS, Hundert EM.
Med Educ
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Going Up? Tips for the Medical Educator's "Elevator Pitch".
Authors: Authors: Dzara K, Kesselheim J.
Acad Med
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Going the Distance: Ethical Issues Arising When Patients Seek Cancer Care From International Settings.
Authors: Authors: Benedetti DJ, Golshan M, Kesselheim JC.
J Glob Oncol
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Assessing Ethics Knowledge: Development of a Test of Ethics Knowledge in Neonatology.
Authors: Authors: Cummings CL, Geis GM, Feldman HA, Berson ER, Kesselheim JC.
J Pediatr
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