Leticia Varella, MD

Leticia Varella, MD

Medical Oncology

Languages Spoken:

Portuguese, Spanish

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617-632-2175 (new patients)
617-632-3800 (established patients)


Leticia Varella, MD

Dr. Varella is a clinical expert in the care of patients with breast cancer.  She was born in Sao Paulo, Brazil where she completed her training in Medical Oncology.  She moved to the United States for a research fellowship in cancer immunology at the Cleveland Clinic, followed by a clinical fellowship in Experimental Therapeutics.  Following her residency in Internal Medicine, she spent a year as a Chief Resident at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center.  She then completed a fellowship in Hematology & Oncology at the Cleveland Clinic.


After her training, Dr. Varella joined the breast cancer group coming from Weill Cornell Medical College in New York where she was an Assistant Professor of Medicine specialized in the treatment of breast cancer.  Dr. Varella has a special clinical and research focus on improving outcomes in young patients with breast cancer.  Her recent research innovations include leading a project at DFCI in which she is investigating the factors associated with survival in young patients with metastatic breast cancer from the Young Women's Breast Cancer study (YWS) at DFCI.  She also supervises and teaches Internal Medicine residents and Medical Oncology fellows at DFCI.  



Member of the Faculty of Medicine, Harvard Medical School


Diseases Treated


  • Cleveland Clinic, Hematology & Oncology


  • Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, Internal Medicine chief residency
  • St. Luke’s-Roosevelt/Mount Sinai, Internal Medicine

Medical School

  • Faculdade de Medicina do ABC


Location Avtar

Dana-Farber Cancer Institute

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

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Dana-Farber Cancer Institute

450 Brookline Ave Boston, MA 02215
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42.3374, -71.1082

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