Staff Profile


Mary Linton B. Peters, MD, MS, FACP

Senior Scientist
Assistant Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School
Attending Physician in Gastrointestinal Malignancies, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center

Mary Linton B Peters, MD MS, FACP is a Gastrointestinal Oncologist at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC) and Assistant Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School. Her research interests are in medical decision making, clinical trial design, and the genetics of pancreatic cancer.

Mary Linton completed her SB in Biology from MIT in 1992 and received an MS in Engineering-Economic Systems (Medical Decision Analysis) from Stanford University in 1995. Prior to her medical education, she was a Partner at Strategic Decisions Group in the Life Sciences practice. She received her MD from University of Massachusetts Medical School in 2011, completed Internal Medicine residency at BIDMC in 2014, and completed Hematology/Oncology fellowship at BIDMC in 2017. She is a fellow of the American College of Physicians and of the Society of Decision Professionals.

Her initial academic and professional experience was in decision analysis and disease modeling, first at Stanford and then at Strategic Decisions Group. In recognition of this expertise, she was elected Fellow of the Society of Decision Professionals. As part of her medical training, she gained experience in clinical research and health outcomes modeling, including dedicated research training during medical school and residency, and Harvard Catalyst courses in biostatistics and grant writing. Dr. Peters was selected to attend the AACR/ASCO Methods in Clinical Cancer Research workshop, developing a Phase 2 protocol in cholangiocarcinoma. She has worked with MGH’s Institute for Technology Assessment (ITA) since 2015. Mentored by Dr Pari Pandharipande, past director of the ITA, they developed a model of MRI screening strategies for first-degree family members of pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma (PDAC) patients, the basis for Dr. Peter's current research into the cost-effectiveness of germline genetic testing in this disease. In March 2020 she was awarded a K08 to support this work. Upon completion of a fellowship in June 2017, she joined the faculty at BIDMC in the Medical Oncology division, with a clinical focus in GI Oncology and specifically hepatobiliary and pancreatic malignancies. In early 2020 she was promoted to Assistant Professor and became a senior scientist at the ITA. I am DF/HCC lead PI for 4 clinical trials and Site PI for 12 clinical trials largely in hepatobiliary cancers.

Selected Publications

Peters, Mary Linton B.; Eckel, Andrew; Lietz, Anna; Seguin, Claudia; Mueller, Peter; Hur, Chin; Pandharipande, Pari V.

‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬Genetic testing to guide screening for pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma: Results of a microsimulation model Journal Article

In: Pancreatology, vol. 22, iss. 6, pp. 760-769, 2022, ISSN: 1424-3903.

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Mueller, Peter P.; Chen, Qiushi; Ayer, Turgay; Nemutlu, Gizem; Hajjar, Ali; Bethea, Emily D.; Peters, Mary Linton B.; Lee, Brian P.; Janjua, Naveed Z.; Kanwal, Fasiha; Chhatwal, Jagpreet

Duration and cost-effectiveness of hepatocellular carcinoma surveillance in hepatitis C patients after viral eradication. Journal Article

In: Journal of hepatology, vol. 77, iss. 1, pp. 55-62, 2022, ISSN: 1600-0641.

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Santoro, Stephanie L.; Peters, Mary Linton B.

K Awards: The Journey of a Thousand Steps. Journal Article

In: Annals of internal medicine, 2021, ISSN: 1539-3704, ().

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Grossman, Joseph E.; Muthuswamy, Lakshmi; Huang, Ling; Akshinthala, Dipikaa; Perea, Sofia; Gonzalez, Raul S.; Tsai, Leo L.; Cohen, Jonah; Bockorny, Bruno; Bullock, Andrea J.; Schlechter, Benjamin; Peters, Mary Linton B.; Conahan, Catherine; Narasimhan, Supraja; Lim, Christine; Davis, Roger B.; Besaw, Robert; Sawhney, Mandeep S.; Pleskow, Douglas; Berzin, Tyler M.; Smith, Martin; Kent, Tara S.; Callery, Mark; Muthuswamy, Senthil K.; Hidalgo, Manuel

Organoid Sensitivity Correlates with Therapeutic Response in Patients with Pancreatic Cancer. Journal Article

In: Clinical cancer research : an official journal of the American Association for Cancer Research, 2021, ISSN: 1557-3265, ().

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Chamberlain, Christina X; Faust, Elizabeth; Goldschmidt, Debbie; Webster, Nathan; Boscoe, Audra N; Macaulay, Dendy; Peters, Mary Linton B.

Burden of illness for patients with cholangiocarcinoma in the United States: a retrospective claims analysis. Journal Article

In: Journal of gastrointestinal oncology, vol. 12, pp. 658–668, 2021, ISSN: 2078-6891, ().

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Xu, Wenxin; Piper-Vallillo, Andrew J; Bindal, Poorva; Wischhusen, Jonathan; Patel, Jaymin M; Costa, Daniel B; Peters, Mary Linton B.

Time to SARS-CoV-2 clearance among patients with cancer and COVID-19. Journal Article

In: Cancer Medicine, vol. 10, no. 5, pp. 1545-1549, 2021, ISSN: 2045-7634, ().

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Raber, Inbar; Peters, Mary Linton B.; Asnani, Aarti

In Reply. Journal Article

In: The oncologist, vol. 25, pp. e1255–e1256, 2020, ISSN: 1549-490X, ().

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Raber, Inbar; Warack, Sarah; Kanduri, Jaya; Pribish, Abby; Godishala, Anuradha; Abovich, Arielle; Orbite, Anna; Dommaraju, Sujithraj; Frazer, Morgan; Peters, Mary Linton B.; Asnani, Aarti

Fluoropyrimidine-Associated Cardiotoxicity: A Retrospective Case-Control Study. Journal Article

In: The oncologist, vol. 25, pp. e606–e609, 2020, ISSN: 1549-490X, ().

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Tramontano, Angela; Chen, Yufan; Watson, Tina; Eckel, Andrew; Sheehan, Deirdre; Peters, Mary Linton B.; Pandharipande, Pari; Hur, Chin; Kong, Chung Yin

Pancreatic cancer treatment costs, including patient liability, by phase of care and treatment modality, 2000-2013. Journal Article

In: Medicine, vol. 98, no. 49, pp. e18082, 2019, ISSN: 1536-5964, ().

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Peters, Mary Linton B.; Stobie, Lindsey; Dudley, Beth; Karloski, Eve; Allen, Kyle; Speare, Virginia; Dolinsky, Jill S; Tian, Yuan; DeLeonardis, Kim; Krejdovsky, Jill; Button, Arlene; Lim, Cynthia; Borazanci, Erkut; Brand, Randall; Tung, Nadine

Family communication and patient distress after germline genetic testing in individuals with pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma. Journal Article

In: Cancer, 2019, ISSN: 1097-0142, ().

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