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Tamara Vesel, MD accepting new patients


Overview

Research Interests Medical education in palliative care
Training + Education Safarik University; Tufts Medical Center; Yale New Haven Hospital
Board Certifications Pediatrics, Hospice and Palliative Medicine
NPI # 1821188839
Gender Female
Language(s) Slovak, Hungarian, Czech, Russian

Locations + Directions

Tufts Medical Center
South Building, 7th Floor
800 Washington Street
Boston, MA 02111
Phone #: 617-636-2620

Honors + Awards

2009, Kenneth B. Schwartz Center. Finalist, Compassionate Caregiver Award as part of the Pediatric Advanced Care Team.
2008, American Academy of Palliative Hospice and Palliative Medicine. One-On-One Mentorship Award.
2003, Tufts – New England Medical Center Board of Trustees. Oliver Smith Award for Excellence in Patient Care.
2002, Tufts – New England Medical Center, Department of Pediatrics. Annual Patient Compassion Award.
2000, Tufts – New England Medical Center Board of Trustees. Nominee, Oliver Smith Award for Excellence in Patient Care (twice).

Publications + National Presentations

1. Klick J., Friebert S., Hutton N., Osenga K., Pituch K., Vesel T., Weider N., Block S., Morrison L. Developing Competencies for Pediatric Hospice and Palliative Medicine. Pediatrics 2014. doi.10.1542/peds.2014-0748.

2. Vesel T, O’Maley P, Lee B. Pain management in pediatric palliative care. Pediatric Chronic Pain: Current Science and Integrative Practice Editors: Brenda C. McClain and Santhanam. New York: Springer, 2011.

3. Frager G, Vesel T, Mac Connell G. Education in Pediatric Palliative Care. Wolfe J, Hinds P, Sourkes B, editors. In: Textbook of interdisciplinary pediatric palliative care. Elsevier; 2011.

4. Curly M., Urion D, Vesel T, Harrison C, Laussen P. Organ donation after cardiac death: are we willing to abandon the dead-donor rule? Pediatric Critical Care Medicine 2007:8(5):507-509.

Biography

Tamara Vesel, MD is the Chief of the Division of Palliative Care in the Department of Medicine at Tufts Medical Center. Most recently, she has been working as the medical director of Pediatric Services as well as a senior Palliative Care physician at the Hospice of the North Shore and Greater Boston/Care Dimensions. In addition to establishing a premier pediatric hospice service for the organization, Dr. Vesel provided care for children and adults of all ages in the North Shore and Greater Boston area. She returns to Tufts Medical Center where she completed a pediatric residency in 1993 and was an attending physician from 1996 to 2003.

Dr. Vesel has been on staff at Boston Children’s Hospital and the Dana Farber Cancer Institute, where she was the director of the interdisciplinary pediatric palliative care fellowship program. She has extensive work experience in teaching: she was the course director at Harvard Medical School for “Living with Life Threatening Illness,” that taught medical students the fundamental knowledge, attitudes, and skills for working with a dying patient and their family. She also cofounded curriculum and served as the pediatric co-director for PCEP and Harvard center for palliative care, an interdisciplinary international palliative care course, until 2012.

Dr. Vesel is pediatric and adult palliative care physician with a passion in clinical patient care and teaching of interdisciplinary learners in various care settings. She enjoys traveling, learning about new cultures and spending time hiking and meditating in nature. Dr. Vesel loves music and other arts, in particular playing the harp. Her favorite time spent is with friends and family.

Professional Memberships

American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine
Health Volunteers Overseas
National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization