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    Harold J. Burstein, MD, PhD

    Harold J. Burstein, MD, PhD

    Top Doctor

    Senior Physician

    Associate Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School


    Breast Oncology

    Office phone: 617-632-3495
    Appointment phone: 617-632-2175
    Fax: 617-632-1930
    Email: hal_burstein@dfci.harvard.edu

    Preferred contact method: email
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    Medical Oncology

    Research Department

    Medical Oncology/Solid Tumor Oncology

    Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
    450 Brookline Avenue
    Boston, MA 02215


    Dr. Burstein graduated from Harvard College before earning his MD at Harvard Medical School. He also received a PhD in cellular immunology and a master's degree in the history of science from Harvard. He trained in internal medicine at Massachusetts General Hospital before his oncology fellowship at DFCI. In 1999, he joined the staff of DFCI and Brigham and Women's Hospital, where he is a clinician and clinical investigator in the Breast Oncology Center.


    Board Certification
    Medical Oncology, 2000
    Internal Medicine, 1997

    Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Hematology/Oncology

    Massachusetts General Hospital, Internal Medicine

    Medical School
    Harvard Medical School

    Recent Awards

    • George P. Canellos Award for Excellence in Clinical Investigation and Patient Care, 2001