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Olle Jane Sahler, M.D.

Contact Information

Phone Numbers

Appointment: (585) 275-2981

Office: (585) 275-3935

Fax: (585) 273-1039

URMFGA member of the University of Rochester Medical Faculty Group

groupAn Accountable Health Partner

assignmentNot Accepting New Patients

Faculty Appointments

Patient Care Setting



Chronically and Terminally Ill Children and Adolescents
Integrated Medicine
Treatment of Eating Disorders
Pain and Symptom Management

Professional Background

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


Dr. Sahler's research interests are:
1) Chronic Illness
2) Palliative Care
3) Long Term Childhood Cancer Survivors
4) Bereavement
5) 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. "Pain Education". The goal of this project is to develop five (5) web-based interprofessional education teaching modules focused on pain management.

3. Research aims to identify specific coping strategies that would facilitate the adjustment of caregivers learning their child had been diagnosed with cancer.



MD | Univ. of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry

Post-doctoral Training & Residency

07/01/1975 - 06/30/1977
Fellowship in Child & Adolescent Psychiatry at University of Rochester Medical Center

07/01/1972 - 06/30/1973
Residency in Pediatrics at Duke University Medical Center

07/01/1971 - 06/30/1972
Internship in Pediatrics at Duke University Medical Center

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Community Partner Service-Learning Champion Award
Sponsor: Nazareth Creative Arts Therapy Program
Location: Nazareth College, Rochester, NY

Advocate of Music Therapy Award
Sponsor: American Music Therapy Association
Location: 9th Annual Conference, Louisville, Kentucky

Nominee, AAMC Humanism in Medicine Award
Sponsor: AAMC

Music Therapy Advocacy Award, Mid-Atlantic Region
Sponsor: American Music Therapy Association

Distinguished Service Award
Sponsor: Association for the Behavioral Sciences and Medical Education

Helen L. DeRoy Distinguished Visiting Professorship
Location: Children's Hospital of Michigan

Byron B. Oberst Award, Section on Computers/Other Technologies
Sponsor: American Academy of Pediatrics

Distinguished Service Award
Sponsor: University of Rochester
Location: Mt. Hope Family Center

Faculty Service Award
Sponsor: University of Rochester
Location: Department of Pediatrics

Army Commendation Medal
Sponsor: U.S. Army Medical Corps

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Journal Articles

Phipps S; Fairclough DL; Noll RB; Devine KA; Dolgin MJ; Schepers SA; Askins MA; Schneider N; lngman K; Voll M; Katz ER; Sahler OJZ. "In-Person vs. Online Administration of a Problem-Solving Skills Intervention for Parents of Children with Cancer: Report of a Randomized Noninferiority Trial" . EClinical Medicine (Published by The Lancet). 2020; 24(100428).

Devine KA; Viola A; Levonyan-Radloff K; Mackowski N; Bozzini B; Chandler A; Xu B; Ohman-Strickland P; Mayans S; Farrar-Anton A; Sahler OJZ. "Feasibility of FitSurvivor: A technology-enhanced group-based fitness intervention for adolescent and young adult survivors of childhood cancer" . Pediatric Blood & Cancer. 2020; .

Viola A, Taggi-Pinto A; Sahler OJZ; Alderfer MA; Devine K. "Problem-solving skills, parent-adolescent communication, dyadic functioning, and distress among adolescents with cancer" . Pediatric Blood and Cancer. 2018; e26951.

Books & Chapters

Book Title: The Behavioral Sciences and Health Care (4th Ed.)
Author List: Sahler OJZ, Carr JB, Frank JB, Nunes JV
Edited By: Sahler OJZ, Carr JB, Frank JB, Nunes JV
Published By: Hogrefe 2018 in Göttingen, Germany

Chapter Title: Complementary and Integrative Health
Book Title: Encyclopedia of Adolescence
Author List: Yussman SM, Sahler OJZ, Liljequist K
Edited By: Levesque JR
Published By: Springer International Publishing 2016

Chapter Title: Complementary and Integrative Health
Book Title: Textbook of Adolescent Health Care
Author List: Yussman S, Sahler OJZ, Liljequist K
Edited By: Fisher M, Alderman E, Kreipe R
Published By: Elk Grove Village, IL 2016 in American Academy of Pediatrics