Dr. Eric Krakauer received MD and PhD degrees 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. Currently, he 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. For over 15 years, he has provided training and technical assistance for ministries of health, major hospitals, medical schools, and colleagues in low- and middle-income countries including Vietnam, Bangladesh, Rwanda, Malawi, Haiti, and the Russian Federation, to help integrate palliative care into healthcare systems and healthcare education. While serving as Medical Officer for Palliative Care at WHO headquarters in Switzerland, he edited WHO manuals on integrating palliative care into primary health care, into pediatrics, and into responses to humanitarian crises. He also has served on the Lancet Commission on Global Access to Palliative Care, as a Fulbright Scholar, and as Visiting Associate Professor at the University of Medicine & Pharmacy at Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, where he helped to found one of the first academic departments of palliative care in the developing world.
Please see Dr. Krakauer’s Harvard Catalyst Profile for selected publications.