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Areej El-Jawahri, MD

Massachusetts General Hospital

Massachusetts General Hospital
Phone: (248) 763-3912


ael-jawahri@partners.org

Areej El-Jawahri, MD

Massachusetts General Hospital

EDUCATIONAL TITLES

  • Assistant Professor, Medicine, Harvard Medical School
  • Instructor, Cancer Center, Massachusetts General Hospital

DF/HCC PROGRAM AFFILIATION

Publications

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  • DeFilipp Z, Li S, El-Jawahri A, Armand P, Nayak L, Wang N, Batchelor TT, Chen YB. High-dose chemotherapy with thiotepa, busulfan, and cyclophosphamide and autologous stem cell transplantation for patients with primary central nervous system lymphoma in first complete remission. Cancer 2017. PubMed
  • Nipp RD, Greer JA, El-Jawahri A, Moran SM, Traeger L, Jacobs JM, Jacobsen JC, Gallagher ER, Park ER, Ryan DP, Jackson VA, Pirl WF, Temel JS. Coping and Prognostic Awareness in Patients With Advanced Cancer. J Clin Oncol 2017. PubMed
  • El-Jawahri A, Traeger L, Shin JA, Knight H, Mirabeau-Beale K, Fishbein J, Vandusen HH, Jackson VA, Volandes AE, Temel JS. Qualitative Study of Patients' and Caregivers' Perceptions and Information Preferences About Hospice. J Palliat Med 2017; 20:759-766. PubMed
  • LeBlanc TW, Roeland EJ, El-Jawahri A. Early Palliative Care for Patients with Hematologic Malignancies: Is It Really so Difficult to Achieve? Curr Hematol Malig Rep 2017. PubMed
  • Chen YB, Perales MA, Li S, Kempner M, Reynolds C, Brown J, Efebera YA, Devine SM, El-Jawahri A, McAfee SL, Spitzer TR, Soiffer RJ, Ritz J, Cutler C. Phase 1 multicenter trial of brentuximab vedotin for steroid-refractory acute graft-versus-host disease. Blood 2017; 129:3256-3261. PubMed
  • Temel JS, Greer JA, El-Jawahri A, Pirl WF, Park ER, Jackson VA, Back AL, Kamdar M, Jacobsen J, Chittenden EH, Rinaldi SP, Gallagher ER, Eusebio JR, Li Z, Muzikansky A, Ryan DP. Effects of Early Integrated Palliative Care in Patients With Lung and GI Cancer: A Randomized Clinical Trial. J Clin Oncol 2016. PubMed
  • El-Jawahri A, Chen YB, Brazauskas R, He N, Lee SJ, Knight JM, Majhail N, Buchbinder D, Schears RM, Wirk BM, Wood WA, Ahmed I, Aljurf M, Szer J, Beattie SM, Battiwalla M, Dandoy C, Diaz MA, D'Souza A, Freytes CO, Gajewski J, Gergis U, Hashmi SK, Jakubowski A, Kamble RT, Kindwall-Keller T, Lazarus HM, Malone AK, Marks DI, Meehan K, Savani BN, Olsson RF, Rizzieri D, Steinberg A, Speckhart D, Szwajcer D, Schoemans H, Seo S, Ustun C, Atsuta Y, Dalal J, Sales-Bonfim C, Khera N, Hahn T, Saber W. Impact of pre-transplant depression on outcomes of allogeneic and autologous hematopoietic stem cell transplantation. Cancer 2017. PubMed
  • El-Jawahri A, LeBlanc T, VanDusen H, Traeger L, Greer JA, Pirl WF, Jackson VA, Telles J, Rhodes A, Spitzer TR, McAfee S, Chen YA, Lee SS, Temel JS. Effect of Inpatient Palliative Care on Quality of Life 2 Weeks After Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplantation: A Randomized Clinical Trial. JAMA 2016; 316:2094-2103. PubMed
  • Shaffer KM, Jacobs JM, Nipp RD, Carr A, Jackson VA, Park ER, Pirl WF, El-Jawahri A, Gallagher ER, Greer JA, Temel JS. Mental and physical health correlates among family caregivers of patients with newly-diagnosed incurable cancer: a hierarchical linear regression analysis. Support Care Cancer 2016. PubMed
  • LeBlanc TW, Fish LJ, Bloom CT, El-Jawahri A, Davis DM, Locke SC, Steinhauser KE, Pollak KI. Patient experiences of acute myeloid leukemia: A qualitative study about diagnosis, illness understanding, and treatment decision-making. 2016. PubMed
  • Nickolich M, El-Jawahri A, LeBlanc TW. Palliative and End-of-Life Care in Myelodysplastic Syndromes. Curr Hematol Malig Rep 2016. PubMed
  • Bevans M, El-Jawahri A, Tierney DK, Wiener L, Wood WA, Hoodin F, Kent EE, Jacobsen PB, Lee SJ, Hsieh M, Denzen EM, Syrjala KL. National Institutes of Health Hematopoietic Cell Transplantation Late Effects Initiative: Consensus Recommendations for Patient-Centered Outcomes. Biol Blood Marrow Transplant 2016. PubMed
  • El-Jawahri A, Keenan T, Abel GA, Steensma DP, LeBlanc TW, Chen YB, Hobbs G, Traeger L, Fathi AT, DeAngelo DJ, Wadleigh M, Ballen KK, Amrein PC, Stone RM, Temel JS. Potentially avoidable hospital admissions in older patients with acute myeloid leukaemia in the USA: a retrospective analysis. Lancet Haematol 2016; 3:e276-83. PubMed
  • Volandes AE, Paasche-Orlow MK, Davis AD, Eubanks R, El-Jawahri A, Seitz R. Use of Video Decision Aids to Promote Advance Care Planning in Hilo, Hawai'i. J Gen Intern Med 2016. PubMed
  • Greer JA, Tramontano AC, McMahon PM, Pirl WF, Jackson VA, El-Jawahri A, Parikh RB, Muzikansky A, Gallagher ER, Temel JS. Cost Analysis of a Randomized Trial of Early Palliative Care in Patients with Metastatic Nonsmall-Cell Lung Cancer. J Palliat Med 2016. PubMed
  • El-Jawahri A, Li S, Antin JH, Spitzer TR, Armand PA, Koreth J, Nikiforow S, Ballen KK, Ho VT, Alyea EP, Dey BR, McAfee SL, Glotzbecker BE, Soiffer RJ, Cutler CS, Chen YB. Improved Treatment-Related Mortality and Overall Survival of Patients with Grade IV Acute GVHD in the Modern Years. Biol Blood Marrow Transplant 2016; 22:910-8. PubMed
  • Shin JA, El-Jawahri A, Parkes A, Schleicher SM, Knight HP, Temel JS. Quality of Life, Mood, and Prognostic Understanding in Patients with Metastatic Breast Cancer. J Palliat Med 2016. PubMed
  • Nipp RD, El-Jawahri A, Fishbein JN, Eusebio J, Stagl JM, Gallagher ER, Park ER, Jackson VA, Pirl WF, Greer JA, Temel JS. The relationship between coping strategies, quality of life, and mood in patients with incurable cancer. Cancer 2016. PubMed
  • Rashidi A, Wolach O, El-Jawahri A, Ho VT, DiPersio JF, Soiffer R, Stone RM, Chen YB. The effect of FLT3-ITD and NPM1 mutation on survival in intensively treated elderly patients with cytogenetically normal acute myeloid leukemia. Leuk Lymphoma 2016. PubMed
  • Shin JA, Parkes A, El-Jawahri A, Traeger L, Knight H, Gallagher ER, Temel JS. Retrospective evaluation of palliative care and hospice utilization in hospitalized patients with metastatic breast cancer. Palliat Med 2016. PubMed
  • Loggers ET, LeBlanc TW, El-Jawahri A, Fihn J, Bumpus M, David J, Horak P, Lee SJ. Pretransplantation Supportive and Palliative Care Consultation for High-Risk Hematopoietic Cell Transplantation Patients. Biol Blood Marrow Transplant 2016. PubMed
  • LeBlanc TW, Nickolich MS, El-Jawahri A, Temel JS. Discussing the Evidence for Upstream Palliative Care in Improving Outcomes in Advanced Cancer. Am Soc Clin Oncol Educ Book 2016; 35:e534-8. PubMed
  • El-Jawahri AR, Vandusen HB, Traeger LN, Fishbein JN, Keenan T, Gallagher ER, Greer JA, Pirl WF, Jackson VA, Spitzer TR, Chen YA, Temel JS. Quality of life and mood predict posttraumatic stress disorder after hematopoietic stem cell transplantation. Cancer 2015. PubMed
  • LeBlanc TW, El-Jawahri A. When and why should patients with hematologic malignancies see a palliative care specialist? Hematology Am Soc Hematol Educ Program 2015; 2015:471-8. PubMed
  • Nipp RD, Greer JA, El-Jawahri A, Traeger L, Gallagher ER, Park ER, Jackson VA, Pirl WF, Temel JS. Age and Gender Moderate the Impact of Early Palliative Care in Metastatic Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer. Oncologist 2015. PubMed
  • Traeger L, McDonnell TM, McCarty CE, Greer JA, El-Jawahri A, Temel JS. Nursing intervention to enhance outpatient chemotherapy symptom management: Patient-reported outcomes of a randomized controlled trial. Cancer 2015. PubMed
  • Chen YB, Li S, Fisher DC, Driscoll J, Del Rio C, Abramson J, Armand P, Barnes J, Brown J, Cutler C, El-Jawahri A, Ho VT, Hochberg E, McAfee S, Takvorian R, Spitzer TR, Antin JH, Soiffer R, Jacobsen E. Phase II Trial of Tandem High-Dose Chemotherapy with Autologous Stem Cell Transplantation Followed by Reduced-Intensity Allogeneic Stem Cell Transplantation for Patients with High-Risk Lymphoma. Biol Blood Marrow Transplant 2015. PubMed
  • El-Jawahri A, Li S, Ballen KK, Cutler C, Dey BR, Driscoll J, Hunnewell C, Ho VT, McAfee SL, Poliquin C, Saylor M, Soiffer RJ, Spitzer TR, Alyea E, Chen YB. Phase II Trial of Reduced-Intensity Busulfan/Clofarabine Conditioning with Allogeneic Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplantation for Patients with Acute Myeloid Leukemia, Myelodysplastic Syndromes, and Acute Lymphoid Leukemia. Biol Blood Marrow Transplant 2015. PubMed
  • El-Jawahri A, Mitchell SL, Paasche-Orlow MK, Temel JS, Jackson VA, Rutledge RR, Parikh M, Davis AD, Gillick MR, Barry MJ, Lopez L, Walker-Corkery ES, Chang Y, Finn K, Coley C, Volandes AE. A Randomized Controlled Trial of a CPR and Intubation Video Decision Support Tool for Hospitalized Patients. J Gen Intern Med 2015. PubMed
  • El-Jawahri AR, Traeger LN, Kuzmuk K, Eusebio JR, Vandusen HB, Shin JA, Keenan T, Gallagher ER, Greer JA, Pirl WF, Jackson VA, Ballen KK, Spitzer TR, Graubert TA, McAfee SL, Dey BR, Chen YB, Temel JS. Quality of life and mood of patients and family caregivers during hospitalization for hematopoietic stem cell transplantation. Cancer 2015; 121:951-9. PubMed
  • Chen YB, Li S, Lane AA, Connolly C, Del Rio C, Valles B, Curtis M, Ballen K, Cutler C, Dey BR, El-Jawahri A, Fathi AT, Ho VT, Joyce A, McAfee S, Rudek M, Rajkhowa T, Verselis S, Antin JH, Spitzer TR, Levis M, Soiffer R. Phase I trial of maintenance sorafenib after allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplantation for fms-like tyrosine kinase 3 internal tandem duplication acute myeloid leukemia. Biol Blood Marrow Transplant 2014. PubMed
  • El-Jawahri A, Pidala J, Inamoto Y, Chai X, Khera N, Wood WA, Cutler C, Arora M, Carpenter PA, Palmer J, Flowers M, Weisdorf D, Pavletic S, Jaglowski S, Jagasia M, Lee SJ, Chen YB. Impact of age on quality of life, functional status, and survival in patients with chronic graft-versus-host disease. Biol Blood Marrow Transplant 2014. PubMed
  • El-Jawahri A, Traeger L, Park ER, Greer JA, Pirl WF, Lennes IT, Jackson VA, Gallagher ER, Temel JS. Associations among prognostic understanding, quality of life, and mood in patients with advanced cancer. Cancer 2014; 120:278-85. PubMed
  • El-Jawahri A, Chen YB. Pleiotropic approach to graft-versus-host disease. J Clin Oncol 2013; 31:4462-4. PubMed
  • Volandes AE, Paasche-Orlow MK, Mitchell SL, El-Jawahri A, Davis AD, Barry MJ, Hartshorn KL, Jackson VA, Gillick MR, Walker-Corkery ES, Chang Y, L√≥pez L, Kemeny M, Bulone L, Mann E, Misra S, Peachey M, Abbo ED, Eichler AF, Epstein AS, Noy A, Levin TT, Temel JS. Randomized controlled trial of a video decision support tool for cardiopulmonary resuscitation decision making in advanced cancer. J Clin Oncol 2013; 31:380-6. PubMed
  • Szmuilowicz E, el-Jawahri A, Chiappetta L, Kamdar M, Block S. Improving residents' end-of-life communication skills with a short retreat: a randomized controlled trial. J Palliat Med 2010; 13:439-52. PubMed
  • El-Jawahri A, Podgurski LM, Eichler AF, Plotkin SR, Temel JS, Mitchell SL, Chang Y, Barry MJ, Volandes AE. Use of video to facilitate end-of-life discussions with patients with cancer: a randomized controlled trial. J Clin Oncol 2010; 28:305-10. PubMed
  • Zhang B, El-Jawahri A, Prigerson HG. Update on bereavement research: evidence-based guidelines for the diagnosis and treatment of complicated bereavement. J Palliat Med 2006; 9:1188-203. PubMed
  • El-Jawahri A, Greer JA, Temel JS. Does palliative care improve outcomes for patients with incurable illness? A review of the evidence. J Support Oncol 2011; 9:87-94. PubMed
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