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Sahar Nissim, MD, PhD


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Sahar Nissim, MD, PhD


  • Physician
  • Instructor in Medicine, Harvard Medical School

Clinical Interests

  • Hereditary cancer syndromes
  • Lynch syndrome
  • Pancreatic cancer

Contact Information

  • Appointments617-632-2178 (new patients)
    617-582-7777 (established patients)
  • Fax617-582-8807


Dr. Nissim received his MD and PhD from Harvard Medical School and completed his clinical training in Internal Medicine and Gastroenterology at Brigham and Women’s Hospital. He has further specialized with clinical training in cancer genetics and joined the Cancer Genetics and Prevention group at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute in 2014. Working with patient families, his clinical and research efforts aim to uncover new genetic causes of hereditary cancer syndromes.

Board Certification:

  • Internal Medicine, 2010


  • Brigham and Women's Hospital, Gastroenterology


  • Brigham and Women's Hospital, Internal Medicine

Medical School:

  • Harvard Medical School

Recent Awards:

  • Fellowship2Leadership Salix Leadership Award 2012
  • National Pancreas Foundation Award 2012
  • Research Excellence Award, Biomedical Research Institute, Brigham and Women's Hospital 2013
  • Harvard Digestive Diseases Center Award 2014
  • Burroughs Wellcome Fund Career Aware for Medical Scientists 2015


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