DR. ERIC L. KRAKAUER
DR. ERIC L. KRAKAUER Director, Global Palliative Care Program / Physician, Division of Palliative Care & Geriatrics, Massachusetts General Hospital; Assoc Professor of Medicine and of Global Health & Social Medicine, Havard Medical School/Consultant, WHO
Eric L. Krakauer, MD, PhD, is Associate Professor of Medicine and of Global Health & Social Medicine at Harvard Medical School and a practicing palliative medicine specialist at Massachusetts General Hospital where he also directs the Global Palliative Care Program. In 2016-2017, he served as Medical Officer for Palliative Care at WHO headquarters in Switzerland. In this capacity, 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, on the Board of Directors of the International Association for Hospice & Palliative Care (IAHPC), and as a visiting medical staff member of the Kigali University Teaching Hospital (CHUK) in Rwanda. Currently, he is a consultant in palliative care for WHO and Honorary Chair of the Department of Palliative Care at the University of Medicine & Pharmacy at Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam.