Wendy Lichtenthal

Wendy Lichtenthal, PhD

Licensed Clinical Psychologist

Wendy is Director of the Bereavement Clinic at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center (MSK), with an additional faculty appointment in the Department of Psychiatry at Weill Cornell Medicine (WCM). She completed her doctorate at the University of Pennsylvania, her clinical psychology internship at Payne Whitney/WCM, and a postdoctoral research fellowship in psycho-oncology at MSK, where she was Chief Research Fellow. Her research has focused on grief and bereavement, meaning-making, and intervention development. It has been supported by the National Cancer Institute, the National Institute of Mental Health, the National Institute of Nursing Research, the American Cancer Society, the T.J. Martell Foundation, MSK’s Cycle for Survival, and the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention.

Wendy was the recipient of the Kawano New Investigator Award from the International Psycho-Oncology Society in 2012, the Research Recognition Award from the Association for Death Education and Counseling in 2019, and the Outstanding Clinical Care Award from the American Psychosocial Oncology Society in 2023. As a licensed clinical psychologist, her practice focuses on helping grievers and cancer patients cope and find meaning in the face of loss and adversity.