Megan Pailler

Medical Psychology

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About Megan Pailler


Dr. Pailler provides clinical assessment and intervention services to oncology patients on both an inpatient and outpatient basis. Her area of focus has been the hematological services, including leukemia, lymphoma, and bone marrow transplant, providing interventions for patients throughout the spectrum of transplant as an integrated member of the treatment team. Her research interests have focused on developing novel, empirically-based interventions for young adult cancer patients.

Dr. Pailler received her B.A. in Psychology and English from Oberlin College, her M.A. in Applied Child Development from Tuft’s University, her M.A. in Clinical Psychology from Binghamton University, and her Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from Binghamton University. She completed a post-doctoral research fellowship at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. She is a member of the American Psychosocial Oncology Society.


Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center
  • Assistant Professor of Oncology
  • Director, Division of Psychology
  • Department of Supportive and Palliative Care


Education and Training:

  • 2004 - PhD - Clinical Psychology, Binghamton University, Binghamton, NY
  • 2002 - MA - Clinical Psychology, Binghamton University, Binghamton, NY
  • 1999 - MA - Applied Child Development, Tufts University, Medford, MA

Professional Memberships:

  • American Psychosocial Oncology Society
  • American Psychological Association

Featured on Cancer Talk


Hydeman JA, Pailler ME, Paplham PD, Zevon MA. (2022). Development of a survivorship screening tool in survivors of hematopoietic cell transplant. Journal of Cancer Survivorship. Jun;16(3):479-486.

Gage-Bouchard, EA, Pailler, M, Devine, KA, & Flores, T. (2021). Optimizing Patient-Centered Psychosocial Care to Reduce Suicide Risk and Enhance Survivorship Outcomes Among Cancer Patients. Journal of the National Cancer Institute. Sep; 113(9): 1129–1130.

Case AA, Walter M, Pailler M, Stevens L, Hansen E. (2020). A practical approach to nonmedical opioid use in palliative care patients with cancer: Using the PARTNERS framework. Journal of Pain and Symptom Management. Dec 60(6):1253-1259

Pailler ME, Beaupin LK, Brewer-Spritzer E, Grant PC, Depner RM, Levy K, Tenzek KE. (2020). Reaching adolescent and young adult cancer patients through social media: Impact of the Photographs of Meaning program. Journal of Adolescent and Young Adult Oncology. 9(4):508-513