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2015 Scholars

Justin Sanders, MD, MSc

Justin Sanders

Instructor of Medicine, School of Medicine
Harvard University

Justin is an Instructor in Medicine at Harvard Medical School and an attending physician in the department of Psychosocial Oncology and Palliative Care at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and the Brigham and Women’s Hospital. His academic interests include health care access, medical care of the under-served, substance misuse amongst the seriously ill, and the medical humanities, including narrative medicine. Justin has a BA in Art History from Haverford College, an MD from the University of Vermont College of Medicine and an MSc in medical anthropology from University College London, where, as a Fulbright Scholar, Justin studied barriers to utilization of hospice services among South Asian Muslims in East London, UK. He completed internship, residency and a chief residency in Family and Social Medicine at Montefiore Medical Center and is a graduate of the Harvard Interdisciplinary Palliative Care Fellowship.  A current research fellow in the Serious Illness Care Program at Ariadne Labs, his research focuses on cultural adaptation of a serious illness conversation guide.