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Palliative Care


Texas Medical Center

Academic General Pediatrics, Palliative Care
Phone: 832-822-7228
Fax: 832-825-7829


6621 Fannin Street
Suite W1990
Houston, TX 77030

Healthbridge Children's Hospital

Jill Ann Jarrell, MD, MPH

Associate Professor, Sections of Palliative Care and Academic General Pediatrics, Department of Pediatrics

Baylor College of Medicine
Pediatric Palliative Care Fellowship Program Director, Baylor College of Medicine
Pediatric Palliative Care Resident Elective Director, Baylor College of Medicine


School Education Degree Year
Baylor College of Medicine Internship/Residency Internal Medicine/Pediatrics 2007
Emory University School of Medicine Medical School Doctor of Medicine 2003
Emory University School of Public Health Masters Master of Public Health 2003


I believe in a patient and family-centered model of clinical care and rely on an interdisciplinary team to deliver care that is holistic so that every child’s physical, social, emotional, and spiritual needs are addressed. In an effort to provide the highestquality care, I have pursued specialized training in pain and symptom management as well as communication and quality improvement science. I am passionate about educating other healthcare professionals and have done so through didactic teaching and small group activities as well as developing specialized training programs for residents and fellows in pediatric hospice and palliative medicine.

Clinical Interests:

Outpatient and Community Based Pediatric Palliative Care, Children with Medical Complexity, Adolescent and Young Adult Palliative Care

Research Interests:

Graduate Medical Education, Advance Care Planning, Healthcare Advocacy


Organization Name Role
American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine Member
American Academy of Pediatrics
American College of Physicians Fellow
Pediatric Palliative Care Research Network Member

Selected Publications

Williams E, Jarrell JA, Rubenstein J. A Week in the Life: Pediatric Palliative Care through the Eyes of a Medical Student. Children. 2021, 8(11), 971.

Baumann T, Das S, Jarrell JA, Nakashima-Paniagua Y, Benitez E, Gazzaneo M, Villafranco N. Palliative Care in Pediatric Pulmonology. Children. 2021, 8(9):802. PMID: 34572234.

Thomas A, Rubenstein J, Jarrell JA. Principles of Pediatric Palliative Care #405. J Palliat Med. 2021 Jan;24(1):133-134. PMID: 33393892.

Carrasco D, Magoulas P, Scull J, Jarrell JA, Lalani S, Wangler M. Digital Necrosis in an Infant with Severe Spinal Muscular Atrophy. Neurol Genet Oct 2019, 5 (5) e361. PMID:31742229.

Lyons-Warren, AM, Stowe, RC, Emrick, L., & Jarrell, JA. (2019). Early Identification of Pediatric Neurology Patients with Palliative Care Needs: A Pilot Study. American Journal of Hospice and Palliative Medicine. PMID: 31014075.

Edwards LA, Bui C, Cabrera AG, Jarrell JA. Improving outpatient advance care planning for adults with congenital or pediatric heart disease followed in a pediatric heart failure and transplant clinic. Congenit Heart Dis. 2018 Feb 18. PMID: 29457357.

Awards & Honors

Norton Rose Fulbright Faculty Excellence Award for Teaching and Evaluation 2020

Baylor College of Medicine Women in Medicine Excellence Award 2019

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