Dr. Burstein is Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School, and a medical oncologist at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and Brigham & Women's Hospital. Dr. Burstein attended Harvard College, and earned his MD at Harvard Medical School where he also earned a PhD in immunology. He additionally has a master's degree in history of science from Harvard. He trained in internal medicine at Massachusetts General Hospital and in medical oncology at Dana-Farber.
His clinical research interests include novel treatments for early- and advanced-stage breast cancer, and studies of quality of life and health behavior among women with breast cancer. Dr. Burstein has written widely on breast cancer in both traditional medical journals and on the web. Representative publications can be found in the New England Journal of Medicine, the Journal of Clinical Oncology, and other leading medical journals. He serves on international breast cancer committees including the NCCN Breast Cancer Panel, The St. Gallen Breast Cancer Panel, and the Alliance Breast Cancer Committee, and chairs the ASCO guidelines on endocrine therapy for breast cancer. Dr. Burstein an Associate Editor for Cancer Education at the Journal of Clinical Oncology.