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Inga Lennes, MD, MPH, MBA
Inga Lennes, MD, MPH, MBA
Medical Director, Ambulatory Services, MGH Cancer Center
Director of Clinical Quality, MGH Cancer Center
Departments, Centers, & Programs:
Mass General Cancer Center: Hematology Oncology
55 Fruit St.
Boston, MA 02114
- MD, University of Massachusetts Medical School
- Residency, Beth Israel Hospital
- Fellowship, Dana Farber Cancer Institute
American Board Certifications
- Medical Oncology, American Board of Internal Medicine
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Quality and safety have been a major theme in my earliest publications to the most recent ones. From defining best practices to determining how to disseminate high-quality oncology care efficiently and effectively; these are the hallmarks of the work that has dominated my administrative and research career.
End of life care is another key focus in my research career. As a member of the Cancer Outcomes Research Group at MGH Cancer Center, I am involved in several projects investigating the drivers of end of life care. One important project in this area was creating a survey to address prognostic awareness and using the tool to understand more about the characteristics of patients with regard to their prognostic understanding.
As a member of an important research team at MGH in thoracic malignancies, I have contributed to research that advances our understanding of lung cancer and served on the NCCN Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer panel, aggregating and interpreting scientific evidence and creating guidelines for the national standard of lung cancer care.
Cancer survivorship is a new and evolving field that spans oncology and primary care medicine. Over the past three years, I have created a data registry to begin collecting important clinical and patient-reported outcomes with regard to cancer survivorship. I have mentored junior researchers who have used the database to conduct scientific inquiries.
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In this video, Dr. David Ryan chats with Dr. Inga Lennes, Senior Vice President for Service Excellence and Practice Improvement at the Massachusetts General Physicians Organization, as well as a lung cancer physician at the Mass General Cancer Center.