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    James D. Griffin, MD

    James D. Griffin, MD
    Chair, Medical Oncology
    Senior Physician

    Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School


    Hematologic Oncology

    Office phone: 617-632-3360
    Appointment phone: 877-332-4294
    Fax: 617-632-2260
    Email: james_griffin@dfci.harvard.edu

    Preferred contact method: office phone
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    Medical Oncology

    Research Department

    Medical Oncology/Hematologic Neoplasia


    Leukemia, Myelodysplasia

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


    Dr. Griffin received his MD from Harvard Medical School in 1974. After residency training in internal medicine at Johns Hopkins Hospital, he completed a hematology fellowship at Massachusetts General Hospital and a medical oncology fellowship at DFCI. In 1981, he joined the staff of DFCI, where he is now director of the Leukemia Program and chair of the Department of Medical Oncology. He also serves on the scientific advisory boards of the Lombardi Cancer Center at Georgetown University and the Johns Hopkins Cancer Center.


    Board Certification
    Medical Oncology, 1981
    Hematology, 1978
    Internal Medicine, 1977

    Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Oncology
    Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Tumor Virology
    Massachusetts General Hospital, Hematology & Oncology

    Johns Hopkins Hospital, Internal Medicine

    Medical School
    Harvard Medical School, 1974

    Recent Awards

    • Johns Hopkins University Society of Scholars, 2003
    • Dr. Anthony Cortese Award, 2001
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