Palliative Care


Centers & Specialties

Cancer Center

Clinical Interests
  • Palliative care
  • General internal medicine
  • Medical ethics
  • Healthcare for vulnerable populations
  • Global health
Medical Education
  • MD, Yale University School of Medicine
  • Residency, Yale-New Haven Hospital
  • Fellowship, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
Board Certifications
  • Hospice and Palliative Medicine
Foreign Languages
  • German
  • French
  • Boston: Massachusetts General Hospital
Insurances Accepted
  • Aetna Health Inc.
  • Beech Street
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield - Blue Care 65
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield - Indemnity
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield - Managed Care
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield - Partners Plus
  • Cigna (PAL #'s)
  • Fallon Community HealthCare
  • Great-West Healthcare (formally One Health Plan)
  • Harvard Pilgrim Health Plan - PBO
  • Health Care Value Management (HCVM)
  • Humana/Choice Care PPO
  • MassHealth
  • Medicare
  • Medicare - ACD
  • Neighborhood Health Plan - ACD
  • Neighborhood Health Plan - PBO
  • OSW - Connecticut
  • OSW - Maine
  • OSW - New Hampshire
  • OSW - Rhode Island
  • OSW - Vermont
  • Private Health Care Systems (PHCS)
  • Railroad Medicare
  • Railroad Medicare - ACD
  • Senior Whole Health
  • TriCare
  • Tufts Health Plan
  • Unicare
  • United Healthcare (non-HMO) - ACD
  • United Healthcare (non-HMO) - PBO

Note: This provider may accept more insurance plans than shown; please call the practice to find out if your plan is accepted.

Patient Age Group


Dr. Krakauer is an internist and palliative medicine specialist on the Palliative Care Service at MGH where he also co-chairs the ethics consultation committee. At Harvard Medical School, he directs International Programs at the Center for Palliative Care and teaches in the Department of Global Health & Social Medicine. He currently is assisting major hospitals and cancer centers in Vietnam to integrate palliative care into comprehensive cancer, HIV, geriatric and primary care.


Palliative Care Service
55 Fruit Street
Boston, MA 02114-2696
Phone: 617-724-9197
Fax: 617-724-8693