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Mary K. Buss, MD, MPH


Programs + Specialties
Training + Education Georgetown School of Medicine; University of Pittsburgh Medical Center; Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (Oncology); Dana-Farber Cancer Institute (Pallaitive Care)
Board Certifications Hospice and Palliative Medicine, Medical Oncology
NPI # 1053382606
Gender Female
Accepted Insurances View Accepted Insurances at Tufts MC + Tufts Children's Hospital

Tufts Medical Center
South Building, 7th Floor
800 Washington St.
Boston, MA 02111
Phone #: 617-636-7957
Fax #: 617-636-9080

2015 Hastings Center Cunniff-Dixon Physician Award

1. Death by Chocolate: The Palliative Management of Dysphagia. Warren A, Buss MK. J Palliat Med. 2021 Dec 27:1-5. doi: 10.1089/jpm.2021.0487.
2. Different Associations Between Inpatient or Outpatient Palliative Care and End-of-Life Outcomes for Hospitalized Patients With Cancer. Yeh JC, Urman AR, Besaw RJ, Dodge LE, Lee KA, Buss MK. JCO Oncol Pract. 2021 Dec 16:OP2100546. doi: 10.1200/OP.21.00546
3. Palliative Care Education for Surgical Residents: Current Practices and Future Directions. Allar BG, Weinstock J, Buss MK, Kent TS. J Surg Educ. 2022 Jan-Feb;79(1):3-7. doi: 0.1016/j.jsurg.2021.06.021.
4. Patient Perceptions of Treatment Benefit and Toxicity in Advanced Cancer: A Prospective Cross-Sectional Study. Patell R, Einstein D, Miller E, Dodge L, Halleck J, Buss M.JCO Oncol Pract. 2021 Feb;17(2):e119-e129. doi:10.1200/ /OP.20.00517. Epub 2021 Jan 14.
5. Communication Skills Training for Internal Medicine Residents Using a Brief Animated Video. Patell R, Maddaleni G, Dodge L, Buss M, Freed J.J Cancer Educ. 2020 Jul 13. doi: 10.1007/s13187-020-01825-y
6. Would You Refer This Patient With Cancer to a Palliative Care Specialist? Reynolds EE, Buss MK, Schlechter BL. Ann Intern Med. 2019 Sep 17;171(6):448. doi: 10.7326/L19-0374.
7. Phase II Study of Avelumab in Patients With Mismatch Repair Deficient and Mismatch Repair Proficient Recurrent/Persistent Endometrial Cancer. Konstantinopoulos PA, Luo W, Liu JF, Gulhan DC, Krasner C, Ishizuka JJ, Gockley AA, Buss M, Growdon WB, Crowe H, Campos S, Lindeman NI, Hill S, Stover E, Schumer S, Wright AA, Curtis J, Quinn R, Whalen C, Gray KP, Penson RT, Cannistra SA, Fleming GF, Matulonis UA. J Clin Oncol. 2019 Oct 20;37(30):2786-2794. doi: 10.1200/JCO.19.01021. Epub 2019 Aug 28.
8.Managing Opioid Use Disorder in the Setting of a Terminal Disease: Opportunities and Challenges. Sager ZS, Buss MK, Hill KP, Driver JA, Skarf LM.J Palliat Med. 2020 Feb;23(2):296-299. doi: 0.1089/jpm.2019.0101.
9. Palliative Care and Communication Training in Neurosurgery Residency: Results of a Trainee Survey. Miranda SP, Schaefer KG, Vates GE, Gormley WB, Buss MK. J Surg Educ. 2019 Nov-Dec;76(6):1691-1702. doi: 10.1016/j.jsurg.2019.06.010
10. Models of Outpatient Palliative Care Clinics for Patients With Cancer. Finlay E, Newport K, Sivendran S, Kilpatrick L, Owens M, Buss MK. J Oncol Pract. 2019 Apr;15(4):187-193. doi: 10.1200/JOP.18.00634. Epub 2019 Mar 25.PMID: 30908140 Review.

American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine (AAHPM)
American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO)