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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

Title(s): Department of Medicine and Chief of Division of Palliative Care; Assistant Professor of Medicine and Pediatrics, TUSM
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

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

Palliative Medicine

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Jatin K. Dave, MD, MPH

Jatin K. Dave, MD, MPH

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

Palliative care, geriatrics, informatics

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Rebecca Gorban, LICSW

Rebecca Gorban, LICSW

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

Palliative care

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Barbara Ratto, RN, BSN

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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Aline Venturin
Administrative Coordinator

Alexandra Contino, MS, RN, NP-C
Nurse Practioner

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