Center for Surgery and Public Health

Elizabeth Lilley, MD, MPH

Dr. Elizabeth Lilley is a sarcoma and melanoma surgical oncologist at Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and affiliated faculty in the Department of Psycho-social Oncology and Palliative Care at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. Dr. Lilley graduated from Lafayette College with a Bachelor of Science in neuroscience and received her Master’s in Public Health from Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health with a focus on history, ethics, and policy in public health.  She then received her medical degree from Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. She completed general surgery training at Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and graduated from Brigham and Women’s Hospital.  She completed the Harvard Interprofessional Palliative Medicine fellowship and trained in Complex General Surgical Oncology at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center.

Her clinical interests include the surgical management of sarcoma and melanoma. Dr. Lilley’s research is focused on the integration of palliative care principles into the surgical care of patients with cancer throughout their treatment. Her current work focuses on understanding what matters most to surgeons, patients, and caregivers when deciding about non-curative surgery.

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