Sasha Knowlton, MD

Sasha Knowlton, MD

Assistant Director of Cancer Rehabilitation, Massachusetts General Hospital

Instructor in Medicine, Harvard Medical School

Current teaching and research interests

Dr. Sasha Knowlton is an Instructor and the Assistant Director of Cancer Rehabilitation in the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at Harvard Medical School. She completed her medical degree at The George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences. She attended residency in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital/Harvard Medical School, where she served as Chief Resident, followed by a fellowship in Cancer Rehabilitation at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center. 

Dr. Knowlton is board certified in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation.  Her clinical and research interests are in cancer rehabilitation, with the goal of improving the function and quality of life of cancer patients during all aspects of cancer treatment and survivorship. 

Cancer rehabilitation helps patients with cancer function better in daily life. Cancer patients can experience chemotherapy induced peripheral neuropathy, dropped head syndrome, aromatase-inhibitor induced arthralgia, trismus, bowel and bladder incontinence, memory problems and pain from metastases in addition to other problems as a result of their cancer or treatment. The field of cancer rehabilitation aims to improve function and quality of life for cancer patients by treating these impairments.