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Faculty, University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health

James Cleary, MD, is Associate Professor of Medicine, Medical Oncology Section; Director of Palliative Medicine at UW Hospital and Clinics; and Academic Medical Director of HospiceCare Inc., for Dane County. After receiving his medical degree from the University of Adelaide Medical School, South Australia, Dr. Cleary completed his Internal Medicine Residency and Oncology fellowship at the Royal Adelaide Hospital and three years of research in opioid pharmacology at the University of Adelaide. He is an international leader in Palliative Medicine and is a board member and past president of the American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine. He is a Master Facilitator for the Education of Physicians in End-of-Life Care Program (EPEC). He had led training sessions over six years, educating more than 1,000 physicians throughout the U.S. He serves as North American Editor of Palliative Medicine, the Research Journal of the European Association of Palliative Care.



Medical Oncology

Palliative Care Medicine

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Hospital Affiliation(s)

University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics (primary)
Veterans Hospital - Wm. S. Middleton Memorial (secondary)

UW School of Medicine and Public Health

Department of Medicine

Professional Certifications and Education

Board Certification Internal Medicine
Medical Oncology
Fellowship Royal Adelaide Hospital, South Australia
Residency Royal Adelaide Hospital, South Australia
Internship Royal Adelaide Hospital, South Australia
Medical School University of Adelaide, Southern Australia, 1984


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Dr. Cleary is a member of the University of Wisconsin Carbone Cancer Center. He is the Program Leader for the Cancer Control and Population Science Program. The mission of the Cancer Control and Population Science program is to understand the causes and distribution of cancer in populations and support the development and implementation of effective interventions. It is as a Faculty Scholar of the Soros Foundation's Project on Death in America, that he continues to develop and implement educational initiatives in palliative care for faculty, residents and medical students within the UW Health System and UW Medical School partners throughout Wisconsin.

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