Dr. Joseph O'Donnell reviews medical content for Healthwise, a nonprofit organization with a mission to help people make better health decisions. Dr. O'Donnell is Professor of Medicine, Senior Advising Dean, and Director of Community Programs at Dartmouth Medical School. He is a former Chief of Oncology at the Dartmouth-affiliated White River Junction Veterans Administration Medical Center in White River Junction, Vermont, and serves Dartmouth Medical School as Senior Associate Dean for Student Life and Alumni Relations and Senior Scholar at the C. Everett Koop Institute. Dr. O'Donnell is an internist who specializes in diseases of the blood and cancer, especially cancer prevention and the palliative and supportive care of cancer patients. He is also very interested in effective communication, quality improvement, and outcomes research. Dr. O'Donnell has served as principal investigator or co-investigator for several cancer research projects.
Education and Training
MD: Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, 1973
Internship in Medicine: Mary Hitchcock Memorial Hospital, Hanover, NH, 1973–1974
Residency in Medicine: Mary Hitchcock Memorial Hospital, Hanover, NH, 1974–1976
Clinical Associate: National Cancer Institute Division of Cancer Treatment, Bethesda, MD, 1976–1978
American Board of Internal Medicine
Medical Oncology, American Board of Internal Medicine
Dartmouth Medical School, Hanover, NH:
Professor of Medicine, 1991–present
Associate Professor of Clinical Medicine, 1984–1991
Assistant Professor of Clinical Medicine, 1978–1984
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