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Erik K. Fromme, MD, MCR, FAAHPM

Palliative Medicine

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  • Director, Serious Illness Care Program, Ariadne Labs
  • Physician
  • Member of the Faculty, Harvard Medical School


Clinical Interests

  • Communication
  • Implementation science
  • Quality of life

Contact Information

  • Appointments617-632-6464
  • Office Phone Number617-632-6464


As Director of the Serious Illness Care Program at Ariadne Labs, Erik Fromme, MD, MCR, oversees the research, growth, and spread of the Serious Illness Care Program.Prior to joining Dana-Farber's Outpatient Palliative Care Clinic, Dr. Fromme was the Section Chief and Medical Director for Palliative Care at Oregon Health & Science University, founding their outpatient palliative care program and developing a research program in patient reported outcomes, hospice and palliative care heath service research, and Physician Orders and Life Sustaining Treatment (POLST).Dr. Fromme received his BA in Psychology from the University of Virginia and MD from the University of Oklahoma. He completed residency in Internal Medicine at Oregon Health & Science University as well as a Masters in Clinical Research degree and Interprofessional Fellowship in Ethics. He also completed Fellowships in General Internal Medicine at Johns Hopkins Hospital and Palliative Care at Massachusetts General Hospital and was a Schwartz Fellow in Pastoral Care.

Board Certification:

  • Hospice and Palliative Medicine, 2005
  • Internal Medicine, 1997


  • Johns Hopkins University
  • Massachusetts General Hospital
  • Oregon Health & Science University


  • Oregon Health & Science University

Medical School:

  • University of Oklahoma College of Medicine


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