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Mary Susan Convery, MSW, LICSW

Current Titles and Appointments

  • Clinical Oncology Social Worker - Thoracic Oncology
  • Clinical Recognition Program- Advanced Clinician

Licensure and Certifications

  • LICSW

Education and Training

  • Masters in Social Work
  • Graduate clinical training at the VA Medical Center, Boston

Relevant Experience

  • Mary Susan has extensive clinical experience working with patients and families affected by trauma, illness, and end of life. Currently, Mary Susan is an oncology clinical social worker on the thoracic oncology multidisciplinary team. She has worked with various MGH services since 2005 including the burn unit, plastics/reconstructive surgery, and orthopedics. Her previous clinical work has been with women veterans, hospice patients, sexual assault survivors, and victims of domestic violence.

Areas of Interest and Expertise

  • End of life and paliative care, living with chronic illness, secondary traumatic stress

Related Publications and Contributions

See publications page.

Awards and Honors

  • Honored as one of The One Hundred, MGH Cancer Center
  • Partners in Excellence Award for individual clinical work
  • Clinical Recognition Program- Advanced Clinician

Other

  • Mary Susan continues to be impressed by patients' and families’ resiliency, coping with the uncertainty and stress accompanying a serious illness. Time and time again, she has witnessed the positive impact of offering information and guidance to families to help address their parenting concerns. Parents coping with a serious illness have a unique set of worries that deserve assistance which strengthens families and supports our patients through a challenging time.