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Rachelle Bernacki

Rachelle Bernacki, MD, MS, is the Lead Faculty, Community of Practice, Serious Illness Care Program at Ariadne Labs. In addition, Rachelle is Director of Quality Initiatives, Psychosocial Oncology and Palliative Care at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and is a faculty member at Harvard Medical School. Rachelle is board certified in Palliative Medicine, Geriatrics, and Internal Medicine; she is the recipient of two Geriatric Academic Career Awards from the Health Resources and Services Administration. Rachelle led a successful initiative to increase access to palliative care at Brigham and Women’s Hospital and her team earned the Partners in Excellence Award for these efforts. She is a Fellow of the American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine.

Rachelle received her B.S. from Cornell University, her M.S. from the University of Chicago where she completed the Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Scholars Program, and her M.D. from Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine.