Attending Physician, Department of Psychosocial Oncology and Palliative Care, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
Instructor in Medicine, Harvard Medical School
Internal Medicine, 2015
Harvard Interprofessional Palliative Care Program
New York Presbyterian Hospital Weill Cornell Medical Center
Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
Richard Leiter, MD, MA is an attending physician on the adult inpatient palliative care consult service at Dana-Farber/Brigham and Women's Hospital. Dr. Leiter assists patients with serious illness with symptom management, coping, and medical decision-making. He is also a research fellow in the Department of Psychosocial Oncology and Palliative Care, where his work is focused on the international patient population with cancer seen at Dana-Farber. Dr. Leiter is also interested in cross-cultural palliative care and the intersection of palliative care and medical ethics.