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Susan Block, MD, Psychiatry, Boston, MA, Brigham and Women's Hospital


Psychiatry Boston, MA

Professor of Psychiatry, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute

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Education & Training

  • Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine
    Case Western Reserve University School of MedicineClass of 1977

Certifications & Licensure

  • CA State Medical License
    CA State Medical License 1982 - Present
  • MA State Medical License
    MA State Medical License 1978 - 2023
  • American Board of Internal Medicine Internal Medicine
  • American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology Psychiatry

Awards, Honors, & Recognition

  • America's Top Doctors Castle Connolly, 2008-2014
  • Boston Magazine Castle Connolly, 2008-2013
  • America's Top Doctors for Cancer Castle Connolly, 2007-2013
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Clinical Trials

Publications & Presentations


Journal Articles

  • Effect of the Serious Illness Care Program in Outpatient Oncology  
    Joshua Lakin, Susan D Block, Rachelle Bernacki, Atul A Gawande, JAMA


  • Practical Aspects of Palliative Care: Integrating Palliative Care into Clinical Practice 
    Harvard Medical School, Cambridge, Massachusetts - 10/12/2012


Press Mentions

  • Salon Addresses Post-Trump Sex Disorder
    Salon Addresses Post-Trump Sex DisorderFebruary 15th, 2019
  • Let’s Rank Hospitals by the Quality of Their End-of-Life Care
    Let’s Rank Hospitals by the Quality of Their End-of-Life CareNovember 9th, 2017
  • Communication in Serious Illness
    Communication in Serious IllnessJune 22nd, 2015

Grant Support

  • Palliative Care Role Model ProgramNational Cancer Institute1998–2002
  • Hospice In General Medical Education And Primary CareNational Cancer Institute1994–1996

Hospital Affiliations