Avani Prabhakar, M.B.B.S., M.P.H.

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  • Assistant Professor of Medicine

Languages: English, Gujarati, Hindi


The Johns Hopkins Hospital

600 N. Wolfe Street
Baltimore, MD 21287
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Dr. Avani Prabhakar is an Assistant Professor of Medicine at The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine.  She is a specialist in Hospice and Palliative Medicine.  Her clinical interest includes specialized care for seriously ill patients.

She earned her medical degree MBBS from Smt. N.H.L. Municipal Medical College, Gujarat State, India and completed her residency training at East Tennessee State University Quillen College of Medicine and Wayne State University School of Medicine.

She completed Masters in Public Health at The Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health with concentration in Epidemiological and Biostatistical Methods for Public Health and Clinical Research.

Dr. Prabhakar is a Fellow of American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine and Fellow of American College of Physicians.

Dr. Prabhakar’s interests are Narrative Medicine and Mindfulness Meditation.  She leads three-part Narrative Medicine workshop for the Section of Palliative Medicine Professional development educational series and sponsors two weeks Narrative Medicine elective for Hospice and Palliative Medicine Fellows.

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  • Assistant Professor of Medicine

Departments / Divisions



  • MBBS; SM & NHL Municipal Medical College (2002)


  • East Tennessee State University James H Quillen College Of Medicine (2008)
  • Internal Medicine; Wayne State University School Of Medicine (2010)

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Internal Medicine (Hospice and Palliative Medicine) (2012)
  • American Board of Internal Medicine (Internal Medicine) (2010)

Videos & Media

Recent News Articles and Media Coverage

Empathy at end of life, CLOSLER May 2021  

Validating my patient’s despair, CLOSLER May 2021 

4 Things to consider when supporting patients through difficult times, CLOSLER July 2021

Responding instead of reacting, CLOSLER July 2021 

Patient-Family Conflict, CLOSLER August 2021 

What patient’s with serious illness want to know most, CLOSLER December 2021 

Throw the heart machine out the window, CLOSLER February 2022 

Listening to my patient's anger, CLOSLER March 2022 

Explainaholics, CLOSLER April 2022 

Listening to your patients’ grief, CLOSLER April 2022

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