About Alexis Drutchas, MD

Alexis Drutchas, MD is an attending physician in the Division of Palliative Care. Dr. Drutchas is originally from Detroit, Michigan, and received her medical degree from Wayne State University School of Medicine. She completed her residency in family medicine at Brown University in Providence, Rhode Island. During this time Dr. Drutchas became very interested in LGBTQ+ health and health equity, and she co-founded the RI Trans Health Conference in 2015. This conference trained hundreds of providers in gender affirming care from 2015-2019. Following residency, Dr. Drutchas worked as a primary care physician at Fenway Health in Boston and attended the inpatient Fenway Health service at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. Dr. Drutchas went on to complete the Harvard Palliative Care Fellowship Program 2020 and joined the MGH Palliative Care service as an attending immediately following. Dr. Drutchas provides inpatient palliative care, teaches fellows and residents, and is involved in the fellowship?s efforts to enhance health equity education. She is an avid writer and was selected to be a Public Voices Fellow through the OpEd Project in 2021. Dr. Drutchas is also a current a fellow in the Cambridge Health Alliance Health Equity Education & Advocacy Fellowship.

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Mass General Medicine: Outpatient Palliative Care
55 Fruit St.
Yawkey Center for Outpatient Care
Suite 7B
Boston, MA 02114
Phone: 617-726-4600

Medical Education

  • MD, Wayne State University School of Medicine
  • Residency, Brown University
  • Fellowship, Harvard Interprofessional Palliative Care Fellowship

American Board Certifications

  • Family Medicine, American Board of Family Medicine
  • Hospice and Palliative Medicine, American Board of Family Medicine

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    • Drutchas, A. (September 29, 2021). ?What Covid and the Ivory-billed Woodpecker Being Declared Extinct Have in Common.? NBC News THINK. https://www.nbcnews.com/think/opinion/what-covid-ivory-billed-woodpecker-being-declared-extinct-have-common-ncna1280359
    • 2. Drutchas, A. (June 3, 2021). ?In America, Is Bodily Autonomy a Human Right?? CNN. https://www.cnn.com/2021/06/03/opinions/bodily-autonomy-abortion-access-transgender-health-paxton-smith-drutchas/index.html
    • 3. Drutchas, A; et. al; Innovation in a Crisis: Lessons Learned from the Rapid Development of an End-of-Life Palliative Care Unit during the COVID-19 Pandemic. Journal of Palliative Medicine. June 2021. https://doi.org/10.1089/jpm.2021.0035
    • Drutchas, A. (May 13, 2021). ?I Helped Dying COVID Patients Say Goodbye. I Can?t Forget.? Newsweek. https://www.newsweek.com/im-end-life-doctor-i-cant-forget-15900235. Drutchas, A. View from the Palliative Care COVID Unit. Annals of Internal Medicine. August 2020. https://doi.org/10.7326/M20-28836. Drutchas, A. (August 19, 2020). ?Now is the Time to Attend to the Relationships That Matter.? Elemental, Medium. https://elemental.medium.com/now-is-the-time-to-attend-to-the-relationships-that-matter-3b6b87b818a

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