Carlos G. Fernandez-Robles, MD
Center for Psychiatric Oncology and Behavioral Science, Cancer Related Fatigue Clinic
Since joining the Bone Marrow Transplant Service at Mass General in 2009, psychiatrist Carlos Fernandez-Robles, MD, has dramatically expanded its inpatient psychiatric consultation services. Before he joined the unit, only outpatients received specialized psychiatric oncology care.
Dr. Fernandez-Robles has been instrumental in the growth of this new and important practice. He brings to his role passion, dedication and clinical expertise, as well as the insights that can only come from his personal experience as a transplant patient.
The year before he came to Mass General from his native Colombia for a fellowship in psychosomatic medicine, Dr. Fernandez-Robles was diagnosed with lymphoma and received a bone marrow transplant. That experience created a career interest in helping patients undergoing this treatment to improve their quality of life. He is currently pursuing research on the use of light therapy to improve quality of life in hospitalized patients undergoing bone marrow transplants.
He also has provided medical care to poor communities in Miami and offers Latino cancer patients expert psychiatric care in either English or Spanish. Dr. Fernandez-Robles is a hero to his patients and colleagues.
Help us honor the 2014 one hundredNominate Your Cancer Hero
- Joshua Sommer
- Pennies from Heaven
- Barry Lipsett & Charles River Apparel
- Steve Beauville
- Tiffany Koolakian, RTT
- Yi-Bin A. Chen, MD
- Don Francis, RN, BSN
- Philip Gosnell
- Friends of Jaclyn
- Shiv Pillai, MD, PhD
- Ann H. Partridge, MD, MPH
- Kailie Laflamme, LICSW
- Jay S. Loeffler, MD, FACR, FASTRO
- Donna Karan and the Urban Zen Foundation
- St. Mary’s High School Baseball Team
- Yovanny Fana
- Kevin Campbell
- Stephanie Quinn, MSW, LICSW
- Lisa Gatti Whelan, RN, BSN
- Teagan Stedman
- Linda J. Verville Cancer Research Foundation
- Kathy Quinn, RN, BSN, OCN
- Sue de Vries Cancer Foundation
- Tim Cummings, MSW, LICSW
- Jennifer E. D’Alotto, MSW, LCSW
- Lori Wirth
- Phyllis McNally
- Kathy Giusti
- Robert Howe
- Gordon B. Zacks
Mass General honors 100 individuals and groups for their diverse contributions to the fight against cancer.
There is strength in numbers and Massachusetts General Hospital Cancer Center proves this each year. the one hundred is the Cancer Center’s annual fundraiser, honoring 100 individuals and groups whose diligence and discoveries, philanthropy and passion have helped advance the fight against cancer. Funds raised at the gala support research, patient care, education and community outreach programs. Meet the Honorees.