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Alexi A. Wright, MD, MPH

Medical Oncology

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  • Director, Gynecologic Oncology Outcomes Research
  • Physician
  • Associate Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School


Clinical Interests

  • Cervical cancer
  • End-of-life care
  • Gynecologic cancers
  • Ovarian cancer
  • Quality of life

Contact Information

  • Appointments617-632-2334
  • Office Phone Number617-632-2334
  • Fax617-632-3479


Dr. Wright is an Associate Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School and  Dana-Farber Cancer Institute.  She received her Medical Degree from University of Pennsylvania and completed a residency in Internal Medicine at Brigham and Women’s Hospital and a Medical Oncology fellowship at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute.   She also obtained a Masters in Public Health at the Harvard School of Public Health. In 2009 she joined the faculty of Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, where she is a practicing medical oncologist who specializes in gynecologic oncology and health outcomes research. 

Board Certification:

  • Internal Medicine, 2006
  • Medical Oncology, 2009


  • Dana-Farber/Partners CancerCare, Medical Oncology


  • Brigham and Women's Hospital, Internal Medicine

Medical School:

  • University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine

Recent Awards:

  • American Society for Clinical Oncology Career Development Award  2010
  • National Palliative Care Research Center Career Development Award 2010
  • American Cancer Society Mentored Research Scholar Grant 2013
  • National Cancer Institute K07 Career Development Award 2013
  • American Society of Clinical Oncology Young Investigator Award 2009
  • Wellness Community "Outstanding Caregiver Award" 2007
  • Brigham and Women's Hospital's Award for "Distinguished Resident Mentor" 2006
  • Brigham and Women's Hospital's "Dunne Award for Compassionate Clinical Care" 2003


Health services, comparative effectiveness, intervention research, genomics

My research examines the ways that communication between physicians and patients shape advanced cancer patients' understanding of their disease, treatment decisions, and medical outcomes. I am developing interventions to improve patient-physician communication, ensure that patients' care is congruent with their values, and improves patients' quality of life. I also have a specific interest in cervical cancer and examining how genomic alterations influence patient outcomes at a population-level.


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