Chief, Hematology Oncology

Howard P. Safran, MD is the chief of hematology/oncology at the Lifespan Cancer Institute at Rhode Island, The Miriam and Newport hospitals, and the medical director for the Brown University Oncology Group. Safran is a professor of medicine at The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University and a nationally recognized leader in the development of new treatments for upper GI cancers. He is a member of the U.S. National Cancer Institute's pancreatic and gastrointestinal cancer task forces.


Hematology Oncology
Neuro Oncology

Areas of Expertise

Brain Tumors
Clinical Trials
Esophageal Cancer
Gastrointestinal Cancers
Pancreatic Cancer

Hospital Affiliations


Medical School:Boston University School of Medicine
Residency:Boston Medical Center
Fellowship:Boston Medical Center

Meet Dr. Howard Safran