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Elizabeth Horn Prsic, MD

Assistant Professor; Director, Adult Inpatient Palliative Care, Internal Medicine; Firm Chief, Medical Oncology

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Elizabeth Horn Prsic, MD



Dr. Elizabeth Prsic is a physician specializing in medical oncology and palliative care. She received her medical degree from the George Washington School of Medicine. She completed internal medicine residency and medical oncology fellowship at Brown University. Dr. Prsic received a T32 NIH Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service award and completed a research fellowship through the Division of Hematology Oncology at Brown University where she focused on end-of-life and palliative care. During research fellowship, she studied cancer epidemiology, biostatistics and health policy at the Brown University School of Public Health.

Dr. Prsic is an assistant professor at Yale Medical School and serves as an attending physician at the Smilow Cancer Hospital and Yale New Haven Hospital. Her research interests include end-of-life care, health care utilization, and symptom management among oncology patients. She is passionate about supporting patients with advanced cancer and their caregivers. Dr. Prsic is dedicated to serving patients with serious or life-limiting illness with complex medical needs or difficult-to-control symptoms. She is committed to medical education and academic mentorship.

Education & Training

  • Fellowship in Palliative Medicine
    University of Washington
  • Fellowship in Medical Oncology
    Brown University
  • Residency
    Brown University
  • Internship
    Brown University
  • MD
    George Washington University School of Medicine
  • BA
    Tulane University

Honors & Recognition

AwardAwarding OrganizationDate
Patient Experience Award for Caring and ExcellenceYale New Haven Hospital2023
Smilow Luminary AwardSmilow Cancer Hospital2020

Professional Service

New England Journal of Medicine - Journal WatchGuest Editor for Palliative Care and Supportive Oncology2023 - Present
Cancer MedicineAssociate Editor2022 - 2023
National Comprehensive Cancer NetworkSupportive Care Guidelines, Adult Cancer Pain2022 - Present
Smilow Cancer Hospital Oncology Patient and Safety Quality CommitteeParticipant2018 - 2019
Yale Palliative Care Program, Fellowship CommitteeMember2018 - 2019
Yale Cancer Center, Hospitalists Models and Structures CommitteeMember2018 - 2019

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