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Jennifer Kapo, MD

Sherwin B. Nuland and Michael K. Vlock Associate Professor of Palliative Medicine; Chief, Palliative Medicine, Palliative Care Program

Research Summary

As the Chief of the Palliative Care Program, Dr. Kapo leads a service that includes an interdisciplinary team of doctors, nurses, a social worker and a chaplain. This team provides comprehensive palliative care that aims to address all sources of suffering including physical, spiritual, and psychosocial suffering to patients with complex and life-threatening illnesses. In her role, Dr. Kapo guides the development of the clinical, educational, and research program at Yale New-Haven Hospital and the Yale School of Medicine.


Research Interests

Medical Oncology; Palliative Care; Palliative Medicine

Selected Publications

  • NCCN Guidelines Insights: Palliative Care, Version 2Kapo, JM
  • EPEC for Vets Curriculum Veteran's Administration and Robert Wood Johnson FoundationKapo, JM
  • Prognosis in Chronic Disease. Annals of Long Term Care 2006; 14(2):Kapo J, Casarett D
  • Hospice in Longterm Care Annals of Long Term CareHirschman, K, Jennifer Kapo, Joseph Straton, Neville Strumpf, and David Casarett.2005; 13(10): 25-29