Andrew Lawton, MD

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

Educational and professional experience

2007                 BA, University of Notre Dame
2011                 MD, Medical College of Wisconsin
2011-2014        Internal Medicine Residency, Oregon Health & Science University
2014-2015        Chief Residency, Oregon Health & Science University
2015-2016        Fellowship, Harvard Interprofessional Palliative Medicine Fellowship
2016-Present    Attending Physician & Director of Resident Education    
                          Division of Adult Palliative Care, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute 

Current teaching and research interests

Andrew Lawton MD is an attending physician and Director of Resident Education in the Division of Adult Palliative Care at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. Andrew provides clinical care on the inpatient palliative care services and general medicine house staff teaching service at Dana-Farber/Brigham and Women’s Hospital. As a clinician-educator, Andrew is passionate about teaching effective bedside communication skills to trainees. He is an Associate in the VitalTalk community and is developing a longitudinal communication skills curriculum for resident learners. Andrew has additional interests in the palliative care needs of LGBTQ patients and families, and the clinician experience in palliative care.