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Elahe Salehi, DNP, ANP-BC

Oncology Nurse Practitioner, Breast Oncology, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute

Elahe Salehi



Elahe Salehi, DNP, ANP-BC, is currently working as an oncology nurse practitioner for the department of breast oncology at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute (DFCI). Her research focuses on improving the experience and safety of receiving cancer-directed therapies, with a focus on reducing toxicity and improving quality of life. She has designed and implemented scalp cooling best practice guidelines and policies at DFCI and is the principal investigator of DFHCC Trial 21-169 (Assessing the Impact of Scalp Cooling in Patients with Metastatic Breast Cancer).

Elahe Salehi began her nursing career in inpatient oncology, where she developed a passion for all oncology patients. She continued her career in the ambulatory oncology settings; for the last 12 years, her focus has been providing care to breast cancer patients from initial diagnosis through end-of-life care. She was honoured by one of her young breast cancer patients by inclusion in the 2017 Salute to Nurses in The Boston Globe. She is the recipient of the 2019 Dana-Farber President’s Award for Nursing Excellence, presented by the DFCI Nursing and Patient Care Services Department.

Elahe Salehi received her Bachelor of Science in Nursing at Ryerson University in 2002, MSN-NP Adult Oncology at the Yale School of Nursing in 2006, and Doctor of Nursing Practice at MGH Institution of Health Professions in 2019. She is board certified as a nurse practitioner through the American Nurses Credentialing Center.