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Rachelle E. Bernacki, MD, MS

Palliative Medicine

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  • Director of Quality Initiatives, Psychosocial Oncology and Palliative Care
  • Senior Physician
  • Assistant Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School


Clinical Interests

  • End-of-life care
  • Geriatrics
  • Palliative medicine
  • Symptom management

Contact Information

  • Appointments617-632-6464
  • Office Phone Number617-632-6464
  • Fax617-632-6180

Board Certification:

  • Geriatrics, 2006
  • Hospice and Palliative Medicine, 2005
  • Internal Medicine, 2001


  • MacLean Center for Clinical Medical Ethics Fellowship
  • University of Chicago, Geriatrics
  • University of Chicago, Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Scholars Program


  • University of Washington, Internal Medicine

Medical School:

  • Johns Hopkins School of Medicine

Recent Awards:

  • Geriatric Academic Career Award, Health Resources and Services Administration 2007
  • Summer Institute on Aging Research, National Institute on Aging 2007
  • Clinical Faculty Teaching Award, UCSF School of Medicine 2007
  • Excellence in Small Group Instruction Award, UCSF School of Medicine 2007, 2008


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