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Khadidjatou Kane, MD
Affiliate, Global Health and Social Medicine, Harvard Medical School
Instructor in Medicine, Massachusetts General Hospital
617-724-3874

Dr Khadidjatou (Khady) Kane, MD is a palliative care and hospital medicine physician at Massachusetts General Hospital and instructor at Harvard Medical School in Boston, Massachusetts. She completed her medical school and internal medicine residency at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine in Chicago, Illinois and a palliative care fellowship through the Harvard Interprofessional Palliative Care Fellowship program in Boston. She is board certified in both internal medicine and palliative medicine. Her interests lie in the delivery of quality and compassionate care for patients with serious and life limiting illness as well as educating clinicians locally and around the globe. As a native of Senegal, Khady is also deeply passionate and determined about expanding access to affordable and high- quality palliative care in Senegal and Francophone Africa. She is a member of Global Palliative Care Group at Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School. She currently resides in Boston, MA but travels frequently to Senegal to visit family and collaborate with colleagues in Dakar. She is an avid music aficionado and a self- confessed geo political junkie.

In partnership with Dr. Eric Krakauer, contributes to developing a program in palliative care and associated projects in Senegal and other west African countries.

1. Daubman BR, Stoltenberg M, Kane K, Tulsky JA, Krakauer EL, Greco L, Jackson VA. Analyzing the Unique Needs of International Palliative Care Learners Attending a United States-Based Palliative Care Education and Practice Course. J Palliat Med. 2021 Nov; 24(11):1721-1724. PMID: 34424736.

2. Krakauer EL, Kane K, Kwete X, Afshan G, Bazzett-Matabele L, Ruthnie Bien-Aimé DD, Borges LF, Byrne-Martelli S, Connor S, Correa R, Devi CRB, Diop M, Elmore SN, Gafer N, Goodman A, Grover S, Hasenburg A, Irwin K, Kamdar M, Kumar S, Nguyen Truong QX, Randall T, Rassouli M, Sessa C, Spence D, Trimble T, Varghese C, Fidarova E. Augmented Package of Palliative Care for Women With Cervical Cancer: Responding to Refractory Suffering. JCO Glob Oncol. 2021 06; 7:886-895. PMID: 34115537.

3. Krakauer EL, Kane K, Kwete X, Afshan G, Bazzett-Matabele L, Ruthnie Bien-Aimé DD, Borges LF, Byrne-Martelli S, Connor S, Correa R, Devi CRB, Diop M, Elmore SN, Gafer N, Goodman A, Grover S, Hasenburg A, Irwin K, Kamdar M, Kumar S, Truong QXN, Randall T, Rassouli M, Sessa C, Spence D, Trimble T, Varghese C, Fidarova E. Essential Package of Palliative Care for Women With Cervical Cancer: Responding to the Suffering of a Highly Vulnerable Population. JCO Glob Oncol. 2021 06; 7:873-885. PMID: 34115527.

4. Krakauer EL, Kwete X, Kane K, Afshan G, Bazzett-Matabele L, Bien-Aimé DDR, Byrne-Martelli S, Connor S, Correa R, Devi CRB, Diop M, Gafer N, Goodman A, Grover S, Hasenburg A, Irwin K, Thanh Khanh Q, Kumar S, Nevzorova D, Truong QXN, Rajagopal MR, Randall T, Rassouli M, Sessa C, Spence D, Torode JS, Trimble T, Varghese C, Fidarova E. Cervical Cancer-Associated Suffering: Estimating the Palliative Care Needs of a Highly Vulnerable Population. JCO Glob Oncol. 2021 06; 7:862-872. PMID: 34115522.