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The one hundred honoree: Ann  H. Partridge, MD, MPH

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The one hundred honoree: Ann H. Partridge, MD, MPH

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Ann Partridge, MD, MPH, is the founding director of the Program for Young Women with Breast Cancer at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, where she also directs the hospital’s Adult Survivorship Program. A medical oncologist, researcher and associate professor of medicine at Harvard Medical School, Dr. Partridge focuses on the care of women with breast cancer, with particular interest in the psychosocial, behavioral and communication issues of patient care and treatment.

Among her patients is Susannah Tobin, who writes, “In April 2012, at age 33, I was diagnosed with triple negative breast cancer. I was terrified and unaware of my options. When I met Dr. Partridge, I immediately felt better. She was clear, honest and calming, and she gave me a plan. She offered me a clinical trial, explaining all the pros and cons. I signed on and put my confidence in Dr. Partridge and her stellar team of colleagues.

“I’ve had my ups and downs. Each time, she’d say, ‘‚Look at me. We’re going to get through this.’ Dr. Partridge makes her patients feel like we are the center of the universe while also doing cutting-edge research that is helping to save our lives.”