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    Douglas E. Brandoff, MD

    Douglas E. Brandoff, MD
    Co-Director, Palliative Care Clinic
    Physician Leader, Schwartz Center Rounds
    Senior Physician

    Instructor in Medicine, Harvard Medical School


    Palliative Care (Adult)

    Office phone: 617-632-6464
    Appointment phone: 617-632-6464
    Fax: 617-394-2888

    Preferred contact method: office phone
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    Palliative Medicine


    Outpatient palliative care

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


    Dr. Brandoff co-directs the Palliative Care Clinic. Prior to his medical training, he received a music performance diploma from The Juilliard School and subsequently graduated with honors from Williams College. As an oncology-trained palliative care specialist, he promotes collaborative and interdisciplinary oncology patient care in the ambulatory setting. His additional roles include serving as a faculty educator within the Harvard Palliative Medicine Fellowship, and also as Physician Leader for Schwartz Rounds at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute.


    Board Certification
    Hospice and Palliative Medicine, 2010
    Hematology, 2005
    Medical Oncology, 2005
    Internal Medicine, 2002

    Massachusetts General Hospital, Palliative Care, 2006
    Brown University, Hematology/Medical Oncology, 2005

    Lahey Clinic, Internal Medicine, 2002

    Medical School
    Mount Sinai School of Medicine, 1999

    Recent Awards

    • Gubernatorial Appointment, Massachusetts Opioid Drug Formulary Commission, 2015-2018
    • Extra Mile Award in Recognition of Distinguished Service, Department of Medical Oncology, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, 2014
    • Clinical Mentoring Award, Clinical Faculty Council, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, 2012
    • Pain Merit Award, American Society of Clinical Oncology, 2004