Erik Fromme, MD, MCR, Faculty, Serious Illness Care Program.
Prior to joining Ariadne, Erik was the Section Chief and Medical Director for Palliative Care at Oregon Health & Science University, founding their outpatient palliative care program and developing a research program in patient reported outcomes, hospice and palliative care health service research, and Physician Orders for Life Sustaining Treatment (POLST).
Erik received his BA in Psychology from the University of Virginia and MD from the University of Oklahoma. He completed residency in Internal Medicine at Oregon Health & Science University as well as a Masters in Clinical Research degree and Interprofessional Fellowship in Ethics. He also completed Fellowships in General Internal Medicine at Johns Hopkins Hospital and Palliative Care at Massachusetts General Hospital and was a Schwartz Fellow in Pastoral Care.
In June of 2019, Ariadne Labs launched the second, year-long phase of its Serious Illness Implementation Collaborative – a training and support program for health systems implementing the Serious Illness Care Program. The program promotes more, earlier, and better conversations among patients and clinicians about patient priorities, goals, and values for care when facing a… Continue reading 15 Health Systems Celebrate Implementation Success at Conclusion of Serious Illness Care Program Collaborative
In our new series, we highlight the staff and faculty members behind the compelling work at Ariadne Labs. Born and raised in Stillwater, Oklahoma, Erik Fromme received his MD at the University of Oklahoma and initially thought he would practice primary care in a rural setting. Then he and his wife moved to Baltimore for… Continue reading Five questions with Erik Fromme of Ariadne Labs
BOSTON, MA – Across the United States, millions of individuals face serious, life-limiting illness like cancer, heart disease and stroke, respiratory disease and diabetes. The final year of life with serious illness can be filled with emotional distress and uncertainty about treatment options. When people with serious illness have conversations with their doctors and nurses… Continue reading New study on Serious Illness Care Program underscores significant benefit of more, better, and earlier conversations between clinicians and patients
Through support from the Cambia Health Foundation’s Sojourns Scholar Leadership Program, three Ariadne Labs faculty lead the way to advancing the field of palliative care in the U.S. Compared to other medical specialties, palliative care is young. In fact, American medical accreditors did not recognize Hospice and Palliative Medicine as a subspecialty until 2006. With… Continue reading Three Ariadne Labs faculty are recognized for their work to advance the field of palliative care
Center to Advance Palliative Care, Vital Talk and Ariadne Labs Collaborate on New National Strategy to Rapidly Improve the Care of Serious Illness BOSTON — Quality of communication between clinicians and patients is a major factor in the delivery of high-quality healthcare to Americans with serious illness. Communication between providers and patients has the largest… Continue reading New Communications Skills Pathfinder Portal to fill training gap for clinicians treating seriously ill patients