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Sara M. Tolaney, MD, MPH

Medical Oncology

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  • Chief, Division of Breast Oncology, Susan F. Smith Center for Women's Cancers
  • Associate Director, Susan F. Smith Center for Women's Cancers
  • Senior Physician
  • Associate Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School


Clinical Interests

  • Breast oncology
  • Immuno-oncology
  • Novel therapeutics

Diseases Treated

Contact Information

  • Appointments617-632-2175 (new)
    617-632-3800 (follow-up)
  • Office Phone Number617-632-3800
  • Fax617-632-1930


Dr. Tolaney received her undergraduate degree from Princeton University in 1998 and her medical degree from UC San Francisco in 2002. She subsequently completed her residency in Internal Medicine at Johns Hopkins University, and fellowships in hematology and medical oncology at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. She obtained a Masters in Public Health from the Harvard School of Public Health in 2007. In 2008, she joined the staff of Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and Brigham and Women's Hospital, where she is a medical oncologist and clinical investigator in the Breast Oncology Center. Her research focuses on the development of novel therapies in the treatment of breast cancer.

Board Certification:

  • Hematology
  • Internal Medicine
  • Medical Oncology


  • Dana-Farber/Partners CancerCare, Hematology & Oncology


  • Johns Hopkins Hospital, Internal Medicine

Medical School:

  • University of California, San Francisco School of Medicine


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