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Justin Sanders

Justin Sanders, MD, MSc, is an associate faculty with the Serious Illness Care Program at Ariadne Labs, where his work focuses on disparities in care of the seriously ill.

Justin is an Instructor in Medicine at Harvard Medical School and an attending physician in the Psychosocial Oncology and Palliative Care department at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and the Brigham and Women’s Hospital. As a Fulbright Scholar, Justin studied barriers to utilization of hospice services among South Asian Muslims in East London, UK. 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. He completed internship, residency and a chief residency in Family and Social Medicine at Montefiore Medical Center and is a recent graduate of the Harvard Interdisciplinary Palliative Care Fellowship.

Justin’s academic interests lay at the intersection of culture, communication, and serious illness, with a focus on disparities and quality measurement in serious illness communication. He is a 2016 recipient of the Cambia Health Sojourn Scholars Award, a leadership focused career development award for future leaders in palliative care.