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    Douglas E. Brandoff, MD

    Douglas E. Brandoff, MD
    Director, Opioid Safety and Compliance
    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

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    Palliative Medicine


    Outpatient palliative care

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


    Dr. Brandoff received a classical 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 teaching as a faculty educator within the Harvard Interprofessional Palliative Care Fellowship Program, and also serving as Physician Leader for Schwartz Rounds at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. In 2016, he was appointed Director of Opioid Safety and Compliance at Dana-Farber. 


    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
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