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Robin Schoenthaler, MD

Dr Schoenthaler is a board certified radiation oncologist at the MGH Dept of Radiation Oncology at Emerson Hospital. She has a particular interest in breast cancer and quality of life issues. She is also the Director of Medical Education at Emerson.

  • Phone: 978-287-3290
Department of Radiation Oncology


  • Cancer Center
  • Breast Cancer
Clinical Interests
Breast cancer
Gynecologic cancers
Palliative care
Quality of life issues in oncology
Physician-patient communication
Cancer survivorship
Medical education
Concord: Emerson Hospital
Medical Education
MD, University of California School of Medicine
Residency, University of California Medical Center
Fellowship, Lawrence Berkeley Lab
Board Certifications
Radiation Oncology, American Board of Radiology
Foreign Languages
Patient Age Group
Accepting New Patients
Accepting New Patients


Dr. Schoenthaler is a board-certified radiation oncologist. She received her medical degree at the UCLA School of Medicine and did her residency in Radiation Oncology at the University of California at San Francisco. She completed a fellowship in charged particle radiotherapy with Joseph Castro, MD at the Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory, and then joined the Department of Radiation Oncology at MGH in 1992.

Since 1997, she has been practicing at the MGH Department of Radiation Oncology at Emerson Hospital in Concord, MA. She has a particular interest in treating women with breast cancer. She also treats women with gynecologic cancers and has a special interest in quality of life issues for oncology patients, patient-physician communication, and survivorship issues.

Dr Schoenthaler is the Director of Medical Education at Emerson Hospital and Chair of the Medical Education Committee and as such is responsible for coordinating Emerson's CME programs for physicians.

In addition, she has won multiple awards as an essayist, particularly in the field of medical memoir, and has had numerous lay articles published in the national press.


View my most recent publications at PubMed

Dr Schoenthaler's peer-reviewed publications are available on PubMed. In addition, she has written book chapters, patient educational booklets, and review courses.

She is also an award-winning writer who has published essays about cancer, death and dying, and the experience of being a cancer doctor in the Boston Globe, Reader's Digest, Worcester Magazine, Hospital Drive, Boston Globe Magazine, Pulse Magazine, and, most recently, The New England Journal of Medicine.

Mass General Cancer Center at Emerson Hospital
133 Old Rd to Nine Acre Corner
Ste 200
Concord, MA 01742

Phone: 978-287-3290
Fax: 978-287-3295