Joseph F. O'Donnell, MD - Hematology and Oncology

Dr. Joseph O'Donnell reviews medical content for Healthwise, a nonprofit organization with a mission to help people make better health decisions. Dr. O'Donnell is Professor of Medicine, Senior Advising Dean, and Director of Community Programs at Dartmouth Medical School. He is a former Chief of Oncology at the Dartmouth-affiliated White River Junction Veterans Administration Medical Center in White River Junction, Vermont, and serves Dartmouth Medical School as Senior Associate Dean for Student Life and Alumni Relations and Senior Scholar at the C. Everett Koop Institute. Dr. O'Donnell is an internist who specializes in diseases of the blood and cancer, especially cancer prevention and the palliative and supportive care of cancer patients. He is also very interested in effective communication, quality improvement, and outcomes research. Dr. O'Donnell has served as principal investigator or co-investigator for several cancer research projects.

Education and Training

MD: Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, 1973

Internship in Medicine: Mary Hitchcock Memorial Hospital, Hanover, NH, 1973-1974

Residency in Medicine: Mary Hitchcock Memorial Hospital, Hanover, NH, 1974-1976

Clinical Associate: National Cancer Institute Division of Cancer Treatment, Bethesda, MD, 1976-1978


American Board of Internal Medicine

Medical Oncology, American Board of Internal Medicine

Academic Appointments

Dartmouth Medical School, Hanover, NH:

  • Professor of Medicine, 1991-present
  • Associate Professor of Clinical Medicine, 1984-1991
  • Assistant Professor of Clinical Medicine, 1978-1984

Financial Disclosure

The final approval of Healthwise content is always made by a clinician with no financial conflicts.

This reviewer reported no financial conflicts.

Current as of: January 10, 2014