About Richard Penson, MBBS

Dr. Penson came from St Bartholomew's Hospital, London, in 1997 and is Clinical Director of Medical Gynecologic Oncology. His practice is devoted almost exclusively to gynecologic oncology with the majority of patients having ovarian cancer. Dr. Penson attends on the Bigelow General Medical Service at Mass General, sits on the national Gynecologic Oncology Group (NRG GOG) committees for ovarian cancer, and quality of life research, and the NCCN Ovarian Committee. Dr. Penson serves as the chairman for panels C and F of the Institutional Review Board of Dana-Farber/Mass General Brigham CancerCare.

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Mass General Cancer Center: Hematology Oncology
55 Fruit St.
Boston, MA 02114
Phone: 617-724-4800

Martha's Vineyard Hospital
1 Hospital Rd.
Oak Bluffs, MA 02557
Phone: 508-957-0119

Nantucket Cottage Hospital
57 Prospect St.
Nantucket, MA 02554
Phone: 508-825-8190
Fax: 508-325-8558

Medical Education

  • MD, Royal College of Physicians
  • MBBS, St Bart's
  • Residency, London & Guy's Hospital
  • Residency, St. Bartholomew's Hospital
  • Fellowship, Massachusetts General Hospital
  • Fellowship, St Bartholomew's Hospital

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Dr. Penson takes a very active role in coordinating the investigation of novel agents and treatment strategies in ovarian, endometrial and cervical cancer at Massachusetts General Hospital. Leading or actively participating in the design, conduct and analysis of multiple clinical trials, with approximately 1/4 of his patients treated on therapeutic clinical trials.


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