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Danielle N. Margalit, MD, MPH

Radiation Oncology

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  • Director of Radiation Oncology, Merkel Cell Cancer Center
  • Senior Physician
  • Assistant Professor of Radiation Oncology, Harvard Medical School

Clinical Interests

  • Cancer survivorship
  • Head and neck cancers
  • Human papilloma virus (HPV)-related tumors of the head and neck
  • Oropharynx tumors including tonsil and base of tongue cancers

Contact Information

  • Appointments617-632-5296
  • Office Phone Number617-632-5296
  • Fax617-394-2667


Dr. Margalit received her medical degree from Harvard Medical School and completed her residency in radiation oncology at the Harvard Radiation Oncology Program. She completed a post-doctoral fellowship in Cancer Epidemiology and Master of Public Health in Clinical Epidemiology at the Harvard School of Public Health. Dr. Margalit is an Assistant Professor of Radiation Oncology at Harvard Medical School and a member of the Head and Neck Oncology Program, specializing in the treatment of tumors of the head and neck, and skin. Dr. Margalit teaches and mentors students from Harvard Medical School and Residents of the Harvard Radiation Oncology Program. She is an active participant on national committees of the American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO), American Board of Radiology (ABR), and American College of Radiology (ACR). She is a senior editor for the International Journal of Radiation Oncology ● Biology ● Physics and serves as the Vice-Chair of the multi-disciplinary American Radium Society Appropriate Use Criteria Committee for Head and Neck Cancer. Dr. Margalit’s research focuses on integrating new technologies and targeted therapies to improve cure rates while minimizing side effects of cancer treatment. She is the recipient of multiple awards including the inaugural Brigham and Women's Hospital/Dana-Farber Department of Radiation Oncology Outstanding Clinician Award that recognizes "expert patient care, demonstrates compassion and respect, and pursues excellence with integrity."

Board Certification:

  • Radiation Oncology


  • Harvard School of Public Health


  • Harvard Radiation Oncology Program

Medical School:

  • Harvard Medical School

Recent Awards:

  • Dana-Farber/Brigham and Women's Cancer Center Department of Radiation Oncology Outstanding Clinician Award
  • Partners in Excellence individual award recipient
  • Dana-Farber Cancer Institute "Pineapple Award" for patient advocacy


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