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    Amy L. Billett, MD

     
    Amy L. Billett, MD

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    Director of Safety and Quality, Division of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology
    Institute Physician


    Associate Professor of Pediatrics, Harvard Medical School

    Center/Program

    Pediatric Hematologic Malignancies

    Office phone: 617-632-5640
    Appointment phone: 888-733-4662 (new); 617-632-3270 (established)
    Fax: 617-632-4811
    Email: amy_billett@dfci.harvard.edu

    Preferred contact method: office phone
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    Discipline

    Pediatric Hematology/Oncology

    Research Department

    Pediatric Oncology

    Interests

    Lymphoma (Hodgkin and Non-Hodgkin), Quality improvement, Patient safety, Electronic health records, Management of nausea and vomiting


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

    Biography

    Dr. Billett received her MD from Harvard Medical School in 1984. After completing a residency in pediatrics at the University of Washington Hospitals, she completed a fellowship in pediatric hematology-oncology at Children's Hospital Boston and Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and became a staff physician in the pediatric hematology/oncology program in 1990. She was the medical director of the inpatient oncology service at Children's Hospital 1995-2005.

    Dr. Billett has participated in multiple projects involving improving systems of care, including development of a pediatric chemotherapy order entry system, implementation of the joint CH-DFCI pediatric electronic health record. She is currently the medical director for patient safety and quality in the pediatric hematology/oncology program, the leader of the pediatric lymphoma program, and an active clinician in the program.

    She is a clinical faculty leader of the newly established national collaborative to reduce catheter-associated blood stream infections in pediatric hematology/oncology patients.

    Background

    Board Certification
    Pediatric Hematology/Oncology, 2001

    Fellowship
    Boston Children's Hospital/Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Pediatric Hematology/Oncology, 1990

    Residency
    University of Washington Hospitals, 07/85 to 06/87

    Internship
    Children's Hospital and Medical Center , 07/84 to 06/85

    Medical School
    Harvard Medical School, 1984

    Recent Awards

    • Leadership Development for Physicians, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, 2003