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Speak with one of our New Patient Coordinators to schedule an appointment, refer a patient or request a second opinion. In urgent cases, we can typically see new patients within 24 hours.

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Our Affiliations
HMS Affiliate

Dana-Farber/Boston Children's is a teaching affiliate of Harvard Medical School.

Our Affiliations

Abby R. Rosenberg, MD, MS, MA

  • Chief, Pediatric Palliative Care
  • Director, Palliative Care, Boston Children’s Hospital
  • Member of Faculty, Harvard Medical School


Treatment Centers


Clinical Interests

Palliative care, Positive Psychology, Psychosocial oncology, Quality of life, Resilience, Symptom management



Board Certifications

  • Pediatric Hematology/Oncology, 2013
  • Pediatrics, 2009


  • University of Washington School of Medicine, Seattle Children’s Hospital, 2012


  • University of Washington School of Medicine, Seattle Children’s Hospital, 2009

Medical School

  • Stanford University School of Medicine, 2006


Abby R. Rosenberg, MD, MS, MA, joined the team at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute as the Chief of Pediatric Palliative Care in 2023. She is also the Director of Palliative Care at Boston Children’s Hospital. Prior to that, she was at the University of Washington and Seattle Children’s Hospital, where she served as the Director of Survivorship and Outcomes Research and Director of Pediatrics at the Cambia Palliative Care Center of Excellence. Both Dr. Rosenberg’s clinical approach and her research focus on helping people facing serious illness to live their best lives, for as long as possible. Specifically, she and her team develop programs that help patients and families build resilience and optimize their quality of life.