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Rizwan Haq, MD, PhD

Medical Oncology

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  • Physician
  • Assistant Professor, Harvard Medical School


Clinical Interests

  • Developmental therapeutics
  • Melanoma
  • Targeted therapies

Diseases Treated

Contact Information

  • Appointments617-632-5055
  • Office Phone Number617-632-5055
  • Fax617-632-6727


Dr. Haq is a graduate of the University of Toronto, where he completed his B.Sc. (Hon), and MD/PhD. His PhD was at the Ontario Cancer Institute/Princess Margaret Hospital in the laboratory of Dr Brent Zanke. He completed his clinical training in internal medicine at The Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, followed by medical oncology training at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and Massachusetts General Hospital. He joined the laboratory of Dr David E. Fisher, where he conducted translational work in the melanoma; and was an attending oncologist at Massachusetts General Hospital.

He was recruited back to Dana-Farber Cancer Institute in 2014. His research focuses on resistance to melanoma therapies, including targeted agents and immunotherapies. He has been a contributing author of numerous high profile publications, including those published in Cancer CellNatureProceedings of the National Academy of Sciences USA. At Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Dr. Haq devotes part of his time to developing the next generation of melanoma therapeutics and translating them to innovative investigator-initiated clinical trials. His clinical practice is dedicated to patients with melanoma. 

Board Certification:

  • Internal Medicine
  • Medical Oncology


  • Dana-Farber/Partners CancerCare, Medical Oncology


  • Johns Hopkins Hospital, Osler Housestaff Training Program

Medical School:

  • University of Toronto


Melanoma Translational Research


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