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Olle Jane Z. Sahler, M.D.


Clinical Interests

Adolescent Medicine; Eating Disorders - Adolescents; Gender Health - Adolescents; Hematology, Oncology; Palliative Care; Reproductive Healthcare - Adolescents

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


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.


Faculty Appointments


  • Pediatrics - American Board of Pediatrics


BA | Radcliffe College/Harvard University
Biochemical Sciences

MD | University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry

Post-doctoral Training & Residency

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

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

07/01/1975 - 06/30/1977
Fellowship in Psychiatry: Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at University of Rochester 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

Devine KA, Viola A, Capucilli P, Sahler OJ, Andolina JR. "Factors Associated With Noncompliance With Long-term Follow-up Care Among Pediatric Cancer Survivors." Journal of pediatric hematology/oncology.. 2017 Apr 0; 39(3):167-173.

Serwint JR, Bostwick S, Burke AE, Church A, Gogo A, Hofkosh D, King M, Linebarger J, McCabe ME, Moon M, Osta A, Rana DT, Sahler OJ, Smith K, Rivera F, Baldwin C. "The AAP Resilience in the Face of Grief and Loss Curriculum." Pediatrics.. 2016 Nov 0; 138(5)Epub 2016 Oct 10.

Devine KA; Bukowski WM; Sahler OJZ; Ohman-Strickland P; Smith TH; Lown EA; Patenaude AF; Korones DN; Noll RB. "Social competence in childhood brain tumor survivors: Feasibility and preliminary outcomes of a peer-mediated intervention". Journal of Developmental & Behavioral Pediatrics. 2016; 37(6): 475-482.

Books & Chapters

Chapter Title: Integrative Care in Pediatric Oncology
Book Title: Pediatric Psychosocial Oncology: Textbook for Multidisciplinary Care
Author List: Sahler OJZ, McClafferty H, Rosen MA
Edited By: Abrams AN, Muriel AC, Wiener L
Published By: Springer2016 in New York

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: Elkgrove Village, IL2016 in American Academy of Pediatrics

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 Publishing2016