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Vicki Jackson, MD

Chief, Palliative Care

  • Phone: 617-724-9197
Departments
Palliative Care
Department of Medicine

Specialties

  • Cancer Center
  • Sarcoma and Connective Tissue Oncology
  • Palliative Care
Clinical Interests
Care of patients with serious and life-threatening illness
Locations
Boston: Massachusetts General Hospital
Medical Education
MD, University of Wisconsin Medical School
Residency, Cambridge Health Alliance
Fellowship, Dana Farber Cancer Institute
Fellowship, West Roxbury VA Hospital
Board Certifications
Internal Medicine, American Board of Internal Medicine
Hospice and Palliative Medicine, American Board of Internal Medicine
Gender
Female
Patient Age Group
Adult
Accepting New Patients
Yes

Biography

Vicki, a general internist, is the Chief of the Palliative Care at MGH. She received her palliative care fellowship training at the Pain & Palliative Care Service at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and the Brigham and Women's Hospital. Her research and educational interests include improving physician's care of patients with life-threatening illness.

"I find this work deeply grounding and immensely rewarding. I am privileged each day to witness the strength of the human spirit as patients and families grapple with serious illness."

E-mail: vjackson@partners.org

Palliative care

MGH Hotline 08.27.10 Integrating palliative care early in the treatment of advanced lung cancer not only improved patients' mood and quality of life, but also extended their lives.

New chief of Palliative Care

MGH Hotline 03.25.11 VICKI JACKSON, MD, MPH, has been appointed chief of the MGH Palliative Care Unit.

Robert Leffert, MD, Palliative Care Memorial Lecture established

To care for Robert Leffert, MD, as he faced a terminal cancer diagnosis, Vicki Jackson, MD, MPH, chief of the MGH Palliative Care Service, had to learn about all aspects of who he was – not only an MGH physician and Harvard professor, but also a decorated veteran and kid who grew up in Brooklyn.

WGBH Boston's "You're Not Alone" Special

Vicki Jackson, MD, MPH, was recently featured on WGBH Boston's "You're Not Alone" news special.

Lung cancer patients receiving palliative care had improved quality of life, extended survival

Integrating palliative care early in the treatment of patients with advanced lung cancer not only improved their mood and quality of life, it also extended their lives.

Palliative Care Service
55 Fruit Street
Boston, MA 02114-2696

Phone: 617-724-9197
Fax: 617-724-8693

Palliative Care Service
55 Fruit Street
Boston, MA 02114-2696

Phone: 617-724-9197
Fax: 617-724-8693

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