Andrea C. Enzinger, MD

Andrea C. Enzinger, MD

Instructor in Medicine, Harvard Medical School
Andrea C.  Enzinger, MD

Dr. Enzinger is a medical oncologist and palliative care physician in the Gastrointestinal Cancer Center at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute.  She received undergraduate degrees in music and chemistry from Duke University, and was subsequently awarded an M.D. degree with distinction from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.  She completed her internship and residency at the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston, and fellowships in both palliative medicine and medical oncology at the Dana-Farber/Harvard Cancer Center.

 

Dr. Enzinger’s research interests relate to the psychosocial and spiritual dimensions of end-of-life cancer care.  She is specifically interested in how religion and spirituality impact patients' medical decisions near the end-of-life, and how healthcare practitioners can best promote patients' spiritual wellbeing. She is also conducting research which seeks to understand and improve communication with advanced cancer patients about prognosis and end-of-life planning. She has published in major journals including the Journal of the American Medical Association, the Journal of Clinical Oncology, and the Journal of Pain and Symptom Management.  She is supported by a Young Investigator Award from the Conquer Cancer Foundation/American Society of Clinical Oncology, a Postdoctoral Fellowship from the Charles A. King Foundation. She has also received grants from the NIH and the Patient Centered Outcomes Research Institute.