Keri Brenner, MD, MPA is a palliative care physician and a psychiatrist. Her clinical work includes inpatient palliative care consults and psychotherapy for palliative care patients at Stanford. Dr. Brenner’s scholarly interests and research focus on psychodynamic and existential issues in patients with serious illness. Dr. Brenner completed her medical degree at Yale School of Medicine, where she received honors for her thesis on the phenomenology of suffering with terminal illness. She also has a Master in Public Administration from Harvard’s Kennedy School. Dr. Brenner trained in adult psychiatry residency at Massachusetts General Hospital / McLean and palliative care fellowship at Harvard.

Clinical Focus

  • Palliative Medicine
  • Psychiatry

Academic Appointments

Professional Education

  • Board Certification: American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, Hospice and Palliative Medicine (2016)
  • Fellowship: Massachusetts General Hospital Palliative Care Fellowship (2016) MA
  • Board Certification: American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, Psychiatry (2015)
  • Residency: MGH McLean Adult Psychiatry Residency (2015) MA
  • Internship: Massachusetts General Hospital Internal Medicine Residency (2012) MA
  • Medical Education: Yale School of Medicine (2011) CT


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