Richard Leiter, MD, MA

Richard Leiter, MD, MA

Attending Physician, Department of Psychosocial Oncology and Palliative Care, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute

Instructor in Medicine, Harvard Medical School 

Educational and professional experience

Board Certification:

Internal Medicine, 2015


Harvard Interprofessional Palliative Care Program


New York Presbyterian Hospital Weill Cornell Medical Center

Medical School:

Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine

Current teaching and research interests

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.