Assistant Professor of Medicine at Tufts Medical School
Tufts Medical Center
Dr.Linendoll has over 20 years of experience, first as a bedside nurse and then as oncology nurse practitioner. She is an adult-trained nurse practitioner, initially specializing in neuro-oncology, prior to devoting her time to the Reid R. Sacco AYA Cancer Program. She has a unique education background, which supports her current role. In addition to her doctoral degree from Boston College in nursing, she also received a Master’s of Divinity from Boston University with a special focus on spirituality and healthcare.
Prior to seeing AYAs in clinic, Dr. Linendoll prepares Survivorship Care Plans (including a cumulative treatment summary and long-term follow-up Care Plan) in preparation for each patient’s introductory visit. Following the patients’ initial visit and in all subsequent visits, she oversees their complex care coordination, which spans throughout the greater New England area.
One focus of this care has been in onco-fertility and Dr. Linendoll recently completed specialized training through the ECHO program (Enriching Communication Skills for Health Professionals in Oncofertility). Dr. Linendoll is also committed to increasing knowledge and academic scholarship within AYA Survivorship and contributes to health-related quality of life and survivorship-related research.