Our Team

The Palliative Care team at Tufts Medical Center is comprised of clinicians, nurse practitioners, social workers and other care professionals who are committed to ensuring that you or your loved one receives the best care possible in the face of a serious illness. 

Tamara Vesel, MD

Tamara Vesel, MD

Virtual Appointments Available

Title(s): Chief of Division of Palliative Care; Clinical Associate Professor of Medicine and Pediatrics, Tufts University School of Medicine
Department(s): Medicine, Palliative Care
Appt. Phone: 617-636-7957
Fax #: 617-636-9080

Pain and non-pain symptom management, communication, interdisciplinary medical education, clinical hypnosis, end of life care, medical education and capacity building in low resource settings (Nepal, India, Bhutan)

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Rachel Bernstein, MD

Rachel Bernstein, MD

Virtual Appointments Available

Title(s): Attending Physician; Assistant Professor, Tufts University School of Medicine
Department(s): Medicine, Palliative Care
Appt. Phone: 617-636-7957
Fax #: 617-636-9080

Palliative Medicine

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Mary K. Buss, MD, MPH

Title(s): Director, Outpatient Palliative Care
Department(s): Palliative Care Services, Palliative Care
Appt. Phone: 617-636-7957
Fax #: 617-636-9080

Palliative Care, Medical Oncology

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Jatin K. Dave, MD, MPH

Jatin K. Dave, MD, MPH

Title(s): Attending Physician; Assistant Professor, Tufts University School of Medicine
Department(s): Medicine, Palliative Care
Appt. Phone: 617-636-7957
Fax #: 617-636-9080

Palliative care, geriatrics, informatics

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Elizabeth Figuracion, DO

Elizabeth Figuracion, DO

Virtual Appointments Available

Title(s): Palliative Care Physician; Assistant Professor, Tufts University School of Medicine
Department(s): Medicine, Palliative Care
Appt. Phone: 617-636-7957
Fax #: 617-636-9080

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Tripta Kaur, MD

Tripta Kaur, MD

Accepting New Patients

Title(s): Nephrologist
Department(s): Medicine, Nephrology, Palliative Care
Appt. Phone: 617-636-5866
Fax #: 617-636-2369

Nephrology and Palliative Care Medicine

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Barbara Ratto, RN, BSN

Title(s): Palliative Care Nurse Navigator
Department(s): Medicine, Palliative Care
Appt. Phone: 617-636-7957
Fax #: 617-636-9080

Palliative care

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Rebecca Gorban, LICSW, APHSW-CRebecca Gorban, LICSW, APHSW-C
Licensed Independent Social Worker, Advanced Palliative Hospice Social Worker Certification

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Alexandra Contino
Nurse Practitioner

Aline Venturin
Executive Assistant

Geneva Tucker, MBA
Business Operations Manager