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    Robert J. Mayer, MD

    Robert J. Mayer, MD

    Top Doctor

    Faculty Vice President for Academic Affairs
    Institute Physician

    Stephen B. Kay Family Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School


    Gastrointestinal Cancer

    Office phone: 617-632-3474
    Appointment phone: 877-332-4294
    Fax: 617-632-2260

    Preferred contact method: office phone
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    Medical Oncology

    Research Department

    Medical Oncology/Solid Tumor Oncology


    Gastrointestinal cancers

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


    Dr. Mayer received his MD from Harvard Medical School in 1969, and postgraduate training in internal medicine at Mount Sinai Hospital, New York City. After fellowships in hematology and oncology at the National Cancer Institute and Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, he joined Dana-Farber in 1974.

    In 1997, he was president of the American Society of Clinical Oncology. Dr. Mayer currently serves as Faculty Vice President for Academic Affairs at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and Faculty Associate Dean for Admissions at Harvard Medical School.


    Board Certification
    Hematology, 1976
    Medical Oncology, 1975
    Internal Medicine, 1973

    Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Hematology & Medical Oncology
    National Cancer Institute, Medical Oncology

    Mount Sinai Hospital, Internal Medicine

    Medical School
    Harvard Medical School

    Recent Awards

    • George W. Thorn Award for Outstanding Contribution to Clinical Education, 1990
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