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Richard Leiter, MD, MA

Palliative Medicine

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Richard Leiter, MD, MA


  • Physician
  • Instructor in Medicine, Harvard Medical School


Clinical Interests

  • Cross-cultural palliative care
  • End of life care
  • International patients in the U.S.
  • Medical ethics
  • Symptom management

Contact Information

  • Office Phone Number617-582-7619


I am an attending physician on the adult inpatient palliative care consult service at Dana-Farber/Brigham and Women's Hospital. I assist patients with serious illness with symptom management, coping, and medical decision-making. I am also a research fellow in the Department of Psychosocial Oncology and Palliative Care. My work is focused on the international patient population with cancer seen at Dana-Farber. I am also interested in cross-cultural palliative care and the intersection of palliative care and medical ethics.

Board Certification:

  • Internal Medicine, 2015


  • Harvard Interprofessional Palliative Care Program


  • New York Presbyterian Hospital Weill Cornell Medical Center

Medical School:

  • Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine


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