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Erica C. Kaye, MD
Erica C. Kaye, MD

Erica C. Kaye, MD

Associate Member, St. Jude Faculty

  • Director of Research, Quality of Life and Palliative Care Division




MD – Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts
MPH - Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, Maryland (anticipated May 2018)
BA – Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut

Honors & Awards

  • 2017  Kathleen M. Foley AAHPM/NHPCO Research Scholars Award
  • 2017  St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital CETO Clinical Education Award
  • 2017  Early Investigator Award at the Massachusetts General Hospital Workshop in Supportive Care in Cancer, funded by the National Cancer Institute
  • 2015  Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health Welsh Scholarship
  • 2011  Boston Children’s Hospital Frederick Lovejoy Research Grant
  • 2011  American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine (AAHPM) Palliative Medicine Scholarship
  • 2010  Harvard Medical School Bemy Jelin ’91 Award
  • 2010  Harvard University Presidential Scholars Public Service Award
  • 2009-2010  Neil Ghiso Foundation Palliative Care Fellowship and Grant
  • 2006  Harvard Medical School Louis Pasteur Research Award

Research Interests

  • Early integration of palliative care into the ongoing care of children with cancer
  • Communication between pediatric oncology clinicians, patients with high risk cancer, and their families at high stress time points during the illness trajectory
  • Bereavement care for families of children who die from cancer
  • Delivery of pediatric palliative care in developing countries

Selected Publications

Kaye EC, Gushue CA, DeMarsh S, et al. Illness and end-of-life experiences of children with cancer who receive palliative care. Pediatr Blood Cancer 2017 (in press).

Kaye EC, Snaman JM, Baker JN. Pediatric Palliative Oncology: Bridging Silos of Care Through an Embedded Model. J Clin Oncol 35(24):2740-44, 2017.

Kaye EC. Lullaby of a Palliative Care Physician. J Palliat Med 20(8):902, 2017.

Kaye EC, Brinkman T, Baker JN. Development of Depression in Survivors of Childhood and Adolescent Cancer: A Multi-Level Life Course Conceptual Framework. J Support Care Cancer 25(6):2009-17, 2017.

Snaman JM, Lu, JJ, Kaye EC, Sykes A, Baker JN. Palliative Care Involvement is Associated with Less Intensive End of Life Care Characteristics in Adolescent and Young Adult Oncology Patients. J Palliat Med 20(5):509-16, 2017.

Kaye EC, Abramson ZR, Snaman JM, Friebert SE, Baker JN. Productivity in Pediatric Palliative Care: Measuring and Monitoring an Elusive Metric. J Pain Symptom Manage 53(5):952-61, 2017.

Snaman JM, Kaye EC, Levine DR, Cochran B, Wilcox R, Sparrow CK, Noyes N, Clark L, Avery W, Baker JN. Empowering bereaved parent through the development of a comprehensive bereavement program. J Pain Symptom Manage 53(4):767-75, 2016.

Snaman JM, Kaye EC, Cunningham M, Sykes A, Levine DR, Mahoney D, Baker J. Going Straight to the Source: A Pilot Study of Bereaved Parent-Facilitated Communication Training for Pediatric Subspecialty Fellows. Pediatr Blood Cancer 64(1):156-162, 2017.

Snaman JM, Kaye EC, Torres C, Gibson D, Baker JN. Helping parents live with the hole in their heart: the role of health care providers and institutions in the bereaved parents’ grief journeys. Cancer 122(17):2757-65, 2016.

Snaman JM, Kaye EC, Torres C, Gibson D, Baker JN. Parental Grief Following the Death of a Child from Cancer. Pediatr Blood Cancer 63(9):1594-602, 2016.

Alexander T, Mcgee RB, Kaye EC, McCarville MB, Choi JK, Cavender CP, Nichols KE, Sandlund JT. Metachronous T-Lymphoblastic Lymphoma and Burkitt Lymphoma in a Child with Constitutional Mismatch Repair Deficiency Syndrome. Pediatr Blood Cancer 63(8):1454-6, 2016.

Snaman JM, Kaye EC, Levine DR, Chesney PJ, Jackson WC, Cunningham MJ, Baker JN. Pediatric Palliative Oncology: A New Training Model for an Emerging Field. J Clin Oncol 34(3):288-9, 2016.

Kaye EC, Friebert S, Baker JN. Early Integration of Palliative Care for Children with High-Risk Cancer and their Families. Pediatr Blood Cancer 63(4):593-7, 2016.

Kaye EC. The Right to Grief. J Palliat Med 18(10):901, 2015.

Kaye EC. Pieces of Grief. J Clin Oncol 33(26):2923-4, 2015. PMID 26240232.

Kaye EC, Rubinstein J, Levine D, Baker JN, Dabbs D, Friebert SE. Pediatric Palliative Care in the Community. CA Cancer J Clin 65(4):315-33, 2015.

Kaye EC, Mixter S, Sheth K, Shaffer K. Choledochocele Presenting as Recurrent Pancreatitis. Radiol Case Rep 3(3):174, 2015.

Kaye EC, Baker J, Broniscer A. Management of diffuse intrinsic pontine glioma in children: current and future strategies for improving prognosis. CNS Oncology 3(6):421-31, 2014.

Kaye E, Johnson L. Beyond Day Thirty. Acad Pediatr 14(4):330-1, 2014.

Kaye E. Apnea in a Refugee Child. Pediatr Neurol 50(1):119-20, 2014.

Kaye E, Mack JW. Parent perceptions of the quality of information received about a child’s cancer. Pediatr Blood Cancer 60(11):1896-901, 2013.

McQueen A, Wright RO, Kedo MM, Kaye EC, Krauss B. Procedural sedation and analgesia outcomes in children after discharge from the emergency department: ketamine vs. fentanyl/midazolam. Ann Emerg Med 54(2):191-7, 2009.

Last update: December 2017