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
  • Department of Psychology


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

Featured on Cancer Talk


  • Pailler ME, Johnson TM, Zevon MA, Kuszczak S, Griffiths E, Thompson J, Wang EW, Wetzler M. Acceptability, feasibility and efficacy of a supportive group intervention for caregivers of newly diagnosed leukemia patients. Journal of Psychosocial Oncology. 2015 33(2):163-77. doi: 10.1080/07347332.2014.992086. PMID:25587747.
  • Gage EA, Pailler M, Zevon MA, Ch'ng J, Groman A, Kelly M, Panagakis C, Wilding GE, Yasko J, Gruber M. Structuring survivorship care: discipline-specific clinician perspectives. J Cancer Surviv. 2011 Sep;5(3):217-25. doi: 10.1007/s11764-011-0174-x. Epub 2011 Feb 11. PMID: 21311997; PMCID: PMC3123667.
  • Fein JA, Pailler ME, Barg FK, Wintersteen MB, Hayes K, Diamond GS. Feasibility and impact of an internet-based adolescent psychiatric assessment administered by clinical staff in the pediatric emergency department. Archives of Pediatric and Adolescent Medicine. 2010 164(12):1112-1117.