on Monday, December 1, 2008
Paul A. Glare has joined Memorial Sloan Kettering as Chief of the Pain and Palliative Care Service in the Department of Medicine and holds an appointment as Member, Memorial Hospital.
Dr. Glare joined Memorial Sloan Kettering from the Sydney Cancer Center at the Royal Prince Alfred Hospital, in Australia, where he spent ten years as chief of a large academic palliative medicine program. He trained in internal medicine, palliative medicine, and pain medicine. He also held a fellowship in palliative medicine at the Cleveland Clinic. His research interests include prognostication and the cancer cachexia syndrome (loss of body weight and muscle mass). Dr. Glare is associate editor of the textbook Palliative Medicine published by Elsevier in August 2008 and has edited books on opioid pharmacology as well as a textbook on cancer prognosis. He is co-chair of the Palliative Care section of the Multinational Association of Supportive Care in Cancer.
The Pain and Palliative Care Service at Memorial Sloan Kettering is the internationally recognized leader in the evaluation and treatment of pain in cancer patients. A priority of the service is the incorporation of the principles of palliative care into the care of all patients with advanced cancer from the time of diagnosis.