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Douglas E. Brandoff, MD, FAAHPM

Palliative Medicine

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Douglas E. Brandoff, MD, FAAHPM


  • Physician Leader, Schwartz Center Rounds
  • Senior Physician
  • Assistant Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School


Clinical Interests

  • Music and medicine
  • Outpatient palliative care

Contact Information

  • Appointments617-632-6464
  • Office Phone Number617-632-6464
  • Fax617-394-2888


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. He served as the inaugural Director of Opioid Safety and Compliance at Dana-Farber from 2016-2019. 

Board Certification:

  • Hospice and Palliative Medicine


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


  • Lahey Clinic, Internal Medicine

Medical School:

  • Mount Sinai School of Medicine

Recent Awards:

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


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