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    Rachelle E. Bernacki, MD, MS

    Rachelle E. Bernacki, MD, MS
    Director of Quality Initiatives, Psychosocial Oncology and Palliative Care
    Senior Physician

    Assistant Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School


    Palliative Care (Adult)

    Office phone: 617-632-6464
    Appointment phone: 617-632-6464
    Fax: 617-632-6180

    Preferred contact method: office phone
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    Palliative Medicine


    Palliative medicine, Symptom management, End-of-life care, Geriatrics

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


    Board Certification
    Geriatrics, 2006
    Hospice and Palliative Medicine, 2005
    Internal Medicine, 2001

    University of Chicago, Geriatrics, 2006
    MacLean Center for Clinical Medical Ethics Fellowship, 2005
    University of Chicago, Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Scholars Program, 2005

    University of Washington, Internal Medicine, 2001

    Medical School
    Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, 1998

    Recent Awards

    • Excellence in Small Group Instruction Award, UCSF School of Medicine, 2007, 2008
    • Clinical Faculty Teaching Award, UCSF School of Medicine, 2007
    • Geriatric Academic Career Award, Health Resources and Services Administration, 2007
    • Summer Institute on Aging Research, National Institute on Aging, 2007