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Philip D. Poorvu, MD

Medical Oncology

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Philip D. Poorvu, MD


  • Physician
  • Assistant Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School

Clinical Interests

  • Breast cancer
  • Breast cancer in young adults
  • Fertility preservation
  • Survivorship

Diseases Treated

Contact Information

  • Appointments617-632-3800 (established patients)
    617-632-2175 (new patients)
  • Office Phone Number617-632-3800
  • Fax617-632-1930


Dr. Poorvu received his medical degree from the University of Pennsylvania in 2012 and went on to complete his residency in internal medicine at the Brigham and Women's Hospital. He is a medical oncologist in the breast Oncology Center and has a particular interest in the care of young women with breast cancer and breast cancer survivorship. His research seeks to better understand the impact of cancer treatments on fertility and a number of other survivorship issues. Dr. Poorvu's research is also focused on the use of genomic risk prediction assays and predictive biomarkers to help guide the management of breast cancer patients.

Board Certification:

  • Internal Medicine, 2015
  • Medical Oncology, 2018


  • Dana-Farber/Partners CancerCare, Hematology/Oncology


  • Brigham and Women's Hospital, Internal Medicine

Medical School:

  • University of Pennsylvania, Perelman School of Medicine


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