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Tara Sanft, MD

Associate Professor of Medicine (Medical Oncology); Chief, Patient Experience Officer; Medical Director, Survivorship Clinic



I am board certified in both medical oncology and palliative medicine, which I feel helps me treat the "whole person" and not just a disease. As a breast oncologist, I have a busy practice and am fortunate to serve on a CDC committee addressing breast cancer in young women. As the director of the Yale Survivorship Clinic, one of the nation’s only multi-disciplinary clinics specializing in cancer survivorship, I learn from patients about key issues after treatment and this informs my role as Vice Chair of the NCCN Survivorship Guidelines. My research focuses on healthy lifestyles and quality of life after cancer. I recently became a facilitator for Relationship-Centered Communication Workshop that address how we develop therapeutic relationships with our patients and each other.

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Education & Training

  • Fellowship
    Northwestern University, Chicago, Illinois (2010)
  • Fellowship
    Northwestern University, Chicago, Illinois (2010)
  • Resident
    Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine (2007)
  • MD
    Medical College Wisconsin (2004)

Departments & Organizations