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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

Accepting New Patients

Title(s): Chief, Palliative Care; Professor, TUSM
Department(s): Medicine, Palliative Care
Appt. Phone: 617-636-2620
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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

Accepting New Patients

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

Palliative Medicine

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Jatin K. Dave, MD, MPH

Jatin K. Dave, MD, MPH

Accepting New Patients

Title(s): Attending Physician
Department(s): Medicine, Palliative Care
Appt. Phone: 617-636-2620
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Palliative care, geriatrics, informatics

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Rebecca Gorban, BA, MSW

Rebecca Gorban, BA, MSW

Title(s): Palliative Care Social Worker
Department(s): Medicine, Palliative Care
Appt. Phone: 617-636-7598
Fax #: 617-636-5138

Palliative care

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Barbara Ratto, RN, BSN

Barbara Ratto, RN, BSN

Title(s): Palliative Care Nurse
Department(s): Medicine, Palliative Care
Appt. Phone: 617-636-8376
Fax #: 617-636-7060

Palliative care

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Aline Venturin
Administrative Coordinator

Alexandra Contino 
Registered Nurse

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617-636-7957