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William S. Breitbart

William S. Breitbart

Chief, Chair | New York, New York    United States of America
Psychiatry, Psychosomatic Medicine,...More
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Biography :

William Breitbart, M.D. is Chairman, The Jimmie C Holland Chair in Psychiatric Oncology, and Chief of the Psychiatry Service, Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, New York, NY. Dr. Breitbart is also Attending Psychiatrist, Palliative Medicine Service, Department of Medicine at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center and Professor of Clinical Psychiatry at Weill Medical College of Cornell University. A graduate of the Albert Einstein College of Medicine at Yeshiva University, Dr. Breitbart is board-certified in Internal Medicine, Psychiatry, and Psychosomatic Medicine.

He received both a Clinical Fellowship (1985-86) and a Career Development Award (1986-89) from the American Cancer Society. He was a Soros Faculty Scholar of the Open Society Institute, Project on Death in America (1995-1998). Dr. Breitbart was a founding member of the American Psychosocial Oncology Society (APOS) and the International Psycho-oncology Society (IPOS). He was President of the Academy of Psychosomatic Medicine in 2007, and also served as President of the International Psycho-oncology Society. He was a member of the Board of Directors of the American Pain Society and is a member of the International Association for the Study of Pain.

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Psychiatry, Psychosomatic Medicine, Internal Medicine, Management of Depression, Psychotherapy, Mental Health, Delirium, Pain, Fatigue, Distress, End of Life Care, Cancer Pain Management

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