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James (Jim) Cleary

James (Jim) Cleary

Expert on hospice and palliative care, cancer pain relief, cancer communication and palliative care as part of cancer control programs

Professor, School of Medicine and Public Health; Palliative Care Physican; Director, Pain and Policy Studies Group. School of Medicine and Public Health Work: 608-890-5643 — Home and cell phones available upon request Home page Twitter: @jfclearywisc


  • Hospice and palliative care: practice and education
  • Cancer pain relief
  • Cancer communication: educating clinicians on the skills in sharing difficult news; Web-based communication in patient care
  • Palliative care research in pain relief, nausea, fatigue, side effects of chemotherapy


  • American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine: president, 2004; Distinguished Service Award, 2009
  • Commissioner, Harvard/Lancet Global Commission on Palliative care and Pain Relief.
  • North American editor, Palliative Medicine (Research Journal of the European Association of Palliative Care)
  • Grossman Award, Department of Medicine, for displaying the highest levels of professionalism and compassion in patient care, 2008
  • Director of the Pain & Policy Studies Group, the World Health Organization Collaborating Center for Pain Policy and Palliative Care.