Olle Jane Z. Sahler, M.D.

Olle Jane Z. Sahler, M.D.

Contact Information

University of Rochester Medical Center
School of Medicine and Dentistry
601 Elmwood Ave, Box 777
Rochester, NY 14642

Office: (585) 275-3935
Fax: (585) 273-1039

Professional Bio

Professor of Pediatrics, Psychiatry, Medical Humanities, and Oncology
Pediatric Hematology/Oncology, Adolescent Medicine and Supportive Care

Research Bio

Dr. Sahler's research interests are:
1) Chronic Illness
2) Palliative Care
3) Long Term Childhood Cancer Survivors
4) Bereavement
5) Complementary/Integrative Medicine
6) Biofeedback
7) Chronic Pain



Current research projects include:

1. "Online Implementation of Problem-Solving Skills Training for Mothers of Newly Diagnosed Childhood Cancer Patients". The goal of this project is to develop and test a web-based version of our highly effective in-person intervention for mothers of newly diagnosed childhood cancer patients.

2. Massage Therapy as an Emotional Healer - Teaching massage therapy to parents to reduce anxiety in both parents and pediatric patients undergoing painful treatments.

Awards & Honors (National)

Advocate of Music Therapy Award | American Music Therapy Association | 9th Annual Conference, Louisville, Kentucky 2007
Nominee, AAMC Humanism in Medicine Award | AAMC 2006
Music Therapy Advocacy Award, Mid-Atlantic Region | American Music Therapy Association 1999
Byron B. Oberst Award, Section on Computers/Other Technologies | American Academy of Pediatrics 1990
Army Commendation Medal | U.S. Army Medical Corps 1975

Awards & Honors (Local)

Distinguished Service Award | University of Rochester | Mt. Hope Family Center 1990
Faculty Service Award | University of Rochester | Department of Pediatrics 1987

Recent Journal Articles

Showing the 5 most recent journal articles. 60 available »

2014 Feb
Devine KA, Heckler CE, Katz ER, Fairclough DL, Phipps S, Sherman-Bien S, Dolgin MJ, Noll RB, Askins MA, Butler RW, Sahler OJ. "Evaluation of the psychometric properties of the Pediatric Parenting Stress Inventory (PPSI)." Health psychology : official journal of the Division of Health Psychology, American Psychological Association. 2014 Feb; 33(2):130-8. Epub 2013 Apr 01.
2013 Nov
Knight JM, Lyness JM, Sahler OJ, Liesveld JL, Moynihan JA. "Psychosocial factors and hematopoietic stem cell transplantation: potential biobehavioral pathways." Psychoneuroendocrinology.. 2013 Nov; 38(11):2383-93. Epub 2013 Jul 08.
2013 Apr 1
Sahler OJ, Dolgin MJ, Phipps S, Fairclough DL, Askins MA, Katz ER, Noll RB, Butler RW. "Specificity of problem-solving skills training in mothers of children newly diagnosed with cancer: results of a multisite randomized clinical trial." Journal of clinical oncology : official journal of the American Society of Clinical Oncology.. 2013 Apr 1; 31(10):1329-35. Epub 2013 Jan 28.
2012 Feb
Phipps S, Buckholdt KE, Fernandez L, Wiener L, Kupst MJ, Madan-Swain A, Mullins L, Robert R, Sahler OJ, Vincent N, Noll RB. "Pediatric oncologists' practices of prescribing selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) for children and adolescents with cancer: a multi-site study." Pediatric blood & cancer.. 2012 Feb; 58(2):210-5. Epub 2011 Jan 31.
2010
Kirby, LA; Oliva, R; Sahler, OJZ. "Music therapy and pain management in pediatric patients undergoing painful procedures: A review of the literature and a call for research". J Altern Med Res. 2010; 2(1): 7-16. Link

Current Appointments

Professor - Department of Pediatrics, Hematology and Oncology (SMD) - Primary
Professor - Department of Medical Humanities and Bioethics (SMD)
Professor - Department of Psychiatry, Child & Adoles Serv (SMD)
Professor - Cancer Center

Specialties

Pediatrics - American Board of Pediatrics

Education

MD | Medicine | University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry1971
BA | Biochemical Sciences | Radcliffe College/Harvard University1966

Post-Doctoral Training & Residency

Fellowship in Child & Adolescent Psychiatry at Strong Memorial Hospital- GME Office07/01/1975 - 06/30/1977
Residency in Pediatrics at Duke University Medical Center07/01/1972 - 06/30/1973
Internship in Pediatrics at Duke University Medical Center07/01/1971 - 06/30/1972