Faculty Bios
Chairperson
Harold J. Burstein, MD, PhD
Associate Professor of Medicine
Harvard Medical School
Medical Oncologist
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
Brigham & Women’s Hospital
Boston, Massachusetts

Dr. Harold J. Burstein is an Associate Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School, and a Medical Oncologist at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and Brigham & Women's Hospital.  Dr. Burstein’s clinical research interests include novel treatments for early and advanced stage breast cancer, and studies of quality of life and health behavior among women with breast cancer. His representative publications can be found in The New England Journal of Medicine, the Journal of Clinical Oncology, and other leading medical journals. He serves on international breast cancer committees including the National Comprehensive Cancer Network® breast cancer panel, The St. Gallen Breast Cancer Panel, and the Alliance Breast Cancer Committee, and chairs the American Society of Clinical Oncology guidelines committee on endocrine therapy for breast cancer. Dr. Burstein is an Associate Editor for cancer education at the Journal of Clinical Oncology. 

Dr. Burstein earned an MD degree and a PhD degree in immunology at Harvard Medical School. He earned an MS degree in history of science from Harvard. He trained in internal medicine at Massachusetts General Hospital and in medical oncology at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute.

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Harold J. Burstein, MD, PhD, has no real or apparent conflicts of interest to report.

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