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    Robert J. Soiffer, MD

    Robert J. Soiffer, MD

    Top Doctor

    Vice Chair, Department of Medical Oncology
    Chief, Division of Hematologic Malignancies
    Co-Chief, Stem Cell Transplantation
    Institute Physician

    Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School


    Hematologic Oncology

    Office phone: 617-632-6256
    Appointment phone: 617-632-5138 (new), 617-632-6256 (current)
    Fax: 617-632-5168
    Email: robert_soiffer@dfci.harvard.edu

    Preferred contact method: email
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    Medical Oncology

    Research Department

    Medical Oncology/Hematologic Malignancies


    Stem cell/bone marrow transplantation, Leukemia, Lymphoma, Chronic lymphocytic leukemia

    Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
    450 Brookline Avenue
    Boston, MA 02215


    Dr. Soiffer graduated from New York University School of Medicine in 1983, and trained in internal medicine at Brigham and Women's Hospital, where he also was chief medical resident. He joined DFCI in 1988, after completing a medical oncology fellowship. He is currently chief of the Division of Hematologic Malignancies and codirector of the Adult Stem Cell Transplantation Program. He has served as vice president (2006), president (2007), and immediate past president (2008) of the American Society of Blood and Marrow Transplantation.


    Board Certification
    Medical Oncology, 1989
    Internal Medicine, 1986

    Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Hematology & Oncology

    Brigham and Women's Hospital, Chief Medical Resident
    Brigham and Women's Hospital, Internal Medicine
    West Roxbury Veterans Administration Medical Center, Chief Medical Resident

    Medical School
    New York University

    Recent Awards

    • Lee M. Nadler "Extra Mile" Award, DFCI, 2004
    • Brian O'Dell Memorial Research Award, 2001
    • Scholar for Clinical Research, Leukemia Society of America, 1999
    • Baruj Benacerraf Fellow, DFCI, 1997