John D. Halporn, MD

John D. Halporn, MD

Clinic Director, Division of Adult Palliative Care, Department of Psychosocial Oncology and Palliative Care, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and Brigham and Women's Hospital

Instructor in Medicine, Harvard Medical School

Educational and professional experience

1994               Medical School - Case Western Reserve University 1994
1997               Residency - Brigham and Women's Hospital, Boston, MA
1997-2001     Primary Care Physician - Brunswick, ME
2001-2003     Hospitalist - Brigham and Women's Hospital
2003-2007     Hospitalist Director - Emerson Hospital, Concord MA
2007-2013     Hospitalist Chief, Palliative Care Physician - Cambridge Health Alliance, Cambridge MA
2013-2018     Palliative Care Physician - Dana Farber Cancer Institute and Brigham and Women's Faulkner Hospital

Current teaching and research interests

John Halporn MD practiced primary care and hospitalist medicine before evolving to palliative care practice.  He has been involved in teaching residents and fellows in both office and inpatient practice, and contributes to several Harvard Palliative Care CME courses.  His interests are medical ethics, hospice, and provider-patient-family communication.