Partners Online Second Opinions

For those with complex medical questions or concerns, looking for answers or alternatives, or simply peace of mind – we are here to help.

Partners Online Second Opinions has provided thousands of patients and physicians remote access to the many specialists affiliated with Partners HealthCare, a Harvard Medical School-affiliated healthcare delivery system, based in Boston, Massachusetts.

The Partners HealthCare network includes top hospitals in the United States, including Massachusetts General Hospital, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Dana Farber Cancer Institute, and Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital. Many of our specialists are world-renowned experts in their field, and are available to review medical history and related materials, and provide you with a written consultation report.

When you are faced with decisions regarding a new diagnosis or treatment plan, having another expert opinion is the first step towards getting the care you need.

For 200 years, patients have been traveling to Boston to get some of the best care in the world. Now you can access this expertise from the comfort of your home.

Featured Specialist

Alphonse Taghian, MD

Alphonse Taghian is an Associate Professor in the Departments of Radiation Therapy and Radiation Oncology at HMS, and an Associate in Radiation Oncology at MGH. He is the Chief of MGH's Radiation Oncology Breast Services. Dr. Taghian has a MD from Alexandria Medical School in Egypt, and a PhD from Paris XI University in Paris, France. He completed two residencies in radiation oncology in Paris, France: at the Alexis Vautrin Cancer Center and the Gustave Roussy Institute. He also completed a fellowship in radiation oncology at MGH. He has board certification in radiation oncology in both France and the USA. Dr. Taghian's clinical interest is Partial Breast Irradiation.

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