otherstaffcancer-centerfemaleyes/assets/MGH/images/cancer-center/staff/irene-martinyiuk-120x120.jpgIrene MartyniukIrene Martyniuk/sites/MGH/cancer-center/patient-and-family-resources/supportive-care/integrative-therapies/irene-martyniuk.pageAcupuncturist and Co-Director, Katherine A. Gallagher Integrative Therapies Program
Specialty: Acupuncturist and Co-Director, Katherine A. Gallagher Integrative Therapies Program. Education/Training: M.Ac Certification: Licensed by the Board of Medicine Years at MGHCC: Since 2003
What drew you to your specialty? I wanted to practice a clinical intervention that focused on enhancing a person's quality of life and physical and emotional well being. Acupuncture is a supportive care intervention that can help oncology patients feel as well as possible during and after treatment for cancer.
Favorite part of your job: Working with patients and families. Collaborating with colleagues to increase access to our services.
What you’d like to tell patients/family members about integrative therapies/your specialty: We are part of your interdisciplinary care team and are here to support you from diagnosis throughout your treatment and beyond.