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Division of Pediatric Hematology & Oncology

The Division of Pediatric Hematology and Oncology at MassGeneral Hospital for Children provides personalized multidisciplinary, state-of-the-art care to children of all ages with malignancies and disorders of the blood.

Contact the Division of Pediatric Hematology & Oncology: 617-726-2737

Overview

The Division of Pediatric Hematology and Oncology is a comprehensive children's program backed by the full resources of Massachusetts General Hospital and close collaboration with adult colleagues in the Cancer Center. Doctors who specialize in the care of children provide personalized, state-of-the-art care to children of all ages with malignancies and disorders of the blood.

The Pediatric Hematology Program offers specialized expertise in anemias, including sickle cell disease, thrombocytopenia, neutropenia, aplastic anemia and other bone marrow failure syndromes. We also offer expert consultation and management of bleeding and clotting disorders including von Willebrand disease, hemophilia, thrombosis and stroke.

The Pediatric Oncology Program offers multidisciplinary, comprehensive and family centered care to children with all types of cancer. Our clinical staff has expertise in treating leukemias, lymphomas, common solid tumors of childhood including Wilm's tumor, neuroblastoma, bone and soft tissue sarcomas, retinoblastoma, and brain tumors.

A Coordinated Multidisciplinary Approach

The patient care team is led by a pediatric hematologist-oncologist. Depending on the type of tumor and treatment plan, other members of the team may include a surgical specialist in pediatric surgery, thoracic surgery, neurosurgery, urology, otolaryngology, orthopedics, orthopedic oncology, ophthalmology, oculoplastics or plastic surgery. Patient considered for radiation therapy (Proton Beam, Intensity Modulated or other types) are evaluated by pediatric radiation oncologists. Our team also includes senior-level oncology-certified nurses, nurse practitioners, child psychiatrists, social workers, child life specialists, nutritionists, physical therapists and rehabilitation medicine specialists.

Active Clinical Research Program Ensures State-of-the-Art Treatment

Our patients have access to the latest clinical trials available in cancer research and hematology. We are members of the Children's Oncology Group (COG). Learn more about the Children's Oncology Group and Childhood Cancer.

Laboratory research is currently focusing on the molecular pathogenesis of malignancy and the interaction of blood vessels and platelets.

A Tradition of Caring

At MassGeneral Hospital for Children, we know that the time of your child’s diagnosis and treatment is a very stressful one and we strive to provide an open, welcoming environment. We believe that no one knows a child as well as the parent does; parents, along with primary care providers, become our partners in a child's care and have an active voice in all treatment plans.

Doctors

  • Annah Naomi Abrams, MD

    617-724-5600

    Accepting New Patients

    Clinical Interests
    • Psychiatric Care of the Medically Ill Child (especially pediatric Hem/Onc)
    Board Certifications
    • Psychiatry, American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology
    • Child & Adolescent Psychiatry, American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology
    Locations
    • Boston: Child & Adolescent Psychiatry
    • Boston: Psychiatry Associates-Inpatient Consult
    • Boston: Pediatric Hematology-Oncology
  • David Henry Ebb, MD

    617-726-2737

    Accepting New Patients

    Clinical Interests
    • Pediatric Brain Tumors and Hemoglobinopathies
    • Pediatric solid tumors
    Board Certifications
    • Pediatric Hematology-Oncology, American Board of Pediatrics
    • Pediatrics, American Board of Pediatrics
    Locations
    • Boston: Pediatric Hematology-Oncology
  • Alison Friedmann, MD

    617-726-2737

    Accepting New Patients

    Clinical Interests
    • Supportive care of oncology patients
    • Hematologic malignancies (leukemias and lymphomas)
    • Rhabdomyosarcoma / Soft tissue sarcomas
    • ITP
    • Wilm's tumor / Germ cell tumors / Neuroblastoma
    Board Certifications
    • Pediatric Hematology-Oncology, American Board of Pediatrics
    • Pediatrics, American Board of Pediatrics
    Locations
    • Boston: Pediatric Hematology-Oncology
    • Danvers: Mass General/North Shore Center for Outpatient Care
  • Verena Gobel, MD

    617-726-2737

    Accepting New Patients

    Clinical Interests
    • Pediatric Hematology/Oncology
    Locations
    • Boston: Pediatric Hematology-Oncology
  • Eric Franklin Grabowski, MD, SCD

    617-726-2737

    Accepting New Patients

    Clinical Interests
    • Bleeding and thrombotic disorders
    • Hematology and oncology
    • Retinoblastoma
    • Pediatric stroke
    Board Certifications
    • Pediatrics, American Board of Pediatrics
    • Pediatric Hematology-Oncology, American Board of Pediatrics
    Locations
    • Boston: Pediatric Hematology-Oncology
  • Mary Stephanie Huang, MD

    617-726-2737

    Accepting New Patients

    Clinical Interests
    • Hematology and oncology
    • Hemoglobinopathies
    • Neuroblastomas
    • Pediatric leukemias and lymphomas
    • Late effects and long term follow-up after childhood cancer
    Board Certifications
    • Pediatrics, American Board of Pediatrics
    • Pediatric Hematology-Oncology, American Board of Pediatrics
    Locations
    • Boston: Pediatric Hematology-Oncology
  • Jessica A. Sachs, MD

    617-726-2737

    Accepting New Patients

    Clinical Interests
    • General Pediatric Hematology and Oncology
    Board Certifications
    • Pediatrics, American Board of Pediatrics
    • Pediatric Hematology-Oncology, American Board of Pediatrics
    Locations
    • Boston: Pediatric Hematology-Oncology
  • David Alan Sweetser, MD

    617-726-2737

    Accepting New Patients

    Clinical Interests
    • medical genetics
    • Biochemical genetics
    • Genetic basis for birth defects and inherited syndromes
    • Pediatric oncology
    • Hematologic malignancies
    • Inherited syndromes
    • Pitt Hopkins syndrome
    • Hematopoiesis
    • Birth defects
    • Hereditary malformations
    • Inherited cancer predispositions
    Board Certifications
    • Clinical Biochemical Genetics, American Board of Medical Genetics
    • Clinical Genetics (M.D.), American Board of Medical Genetics
    • Pediatric Hematology-Oncology, American Board of Pediatrics
    Locations
    • Boston: Pediatric Hematology-Oncology
    • Boston: Medical Genetics Clinic
    • Danvers: Mass General/North Shore Center for Outpatient Care
  • Howard Jeffrey Weinstein, MD

    617-726-2737

    Accepting New Patients

    Clinical Interests
    • Pediatric leukemias and lymphomas
    • Childhood solid tumors
    • Stem cell transplantation
    Board Certifications
    • Pediatrics, American Board of Pediatrics
    Locations
    • Boston: Pediatric Hematology-Oncology

Other Providers

News

  • Songs for His Sister - 1/24/2017, Mass General

    On Dec. 18, Boston-based music artist Joe Diaz hosted a concert to raise funds for pediatric cancer research at MassGeneral Hospital for Children.

  • Capturing the Essence of Patients in Pediatric Hemetology and Oncology - 10/24/2016, Mass General

    Gia Pettinicchio, 2, had just overcome intense treatment for ALL. To commemorate the milestone, a photographer from Flashes of Hope captured Gia's spunky spirit in black and white. Every year, Flashes of Hope photographs pediatric cancer patients in the Ulfelder Healing Garden, creating keepsakes for families and bringing light and laughter to patients.

  • A Delicious Donation for NICU Awareness Month - 9/26/2016, Mass General

    In honor of NICU Awareness Month, Aloft Boston Seaport wanted to give back to the hospital staff who care for families when they need it most. Hotel and MGHfC staff came together to distribute nearly 1,000 freshly-made bagels and donuts after an event at Aloft Boston Seaport cancelled at the last minute.

  • Four-Legged Friends Bring Comfort and Joy to Pediatric Patients - 3/21/2016, Mass General

    For Delia Binette, visits from Sammy, a black lab in the Pet Therapy Program, became her best friend throughout her cancer treatment. For children and families, dogs in the Pet Therapy Program bring a new sense of comfort, healing and joy during difficult times.

  • Belle's Story: Where Putting the Patient First Creates a Holistic Approach to Care - 12/2/2015, Mass General

    Focusing on the child first is the standard of care at MGHfC. For patients like Belle Swersey and her family, putting Belle before anything else made a world of difference while she received care for her childhood cancer.

  • Lily & Dr. Weinstein: A Story of Endurance - 4/4/2014, Mass General

    Lily Waldeck, an 8-year-old former MassGeneral Hospital for Children (MGHfC) Cancer Center patient, embodies the mission to persevere in the fight against childhood cancer. Thanks to the care she received from Howard Weinstein, MD, Chief of Pediatric Hematology-Oncology at MGHfC and the rest of her care team, she now proudly says that she’s “stronger and faster now than when [she] had leukemia.”

  • Featured Runners: Boston Marathon 2014 - 4/3/2014, Mass General

    In 1998, Dr. Howard Weinstein, chief of Pediatric Hematology / Oncology at MassGeneral Hospital for Children (MGHfC), founded the Mass General Marathon Team Fighting Kids’ Cancer . . . One Step at a Time. Meet this year's runners.

  • Q&A with marathon runner Howard Weinstein, MD - 3/23/2012, Mass General

    Howard Weinstein, MD, chief of Pediatric Hematology and Oncology at MassGeneral Hospital for Children, explains why he is running for the MassGeneral Marathon Team Fighting Kids’ Cancer . . . One Step at a Time.

  • Featured Runners: Marathon 2012 - 3/23/2012, Mass General

    In 1998, Dr. Howard Weinstein, chief of Pediatric Hematology / Oncology at MassGeneral Hospital for Children, founded the MassGeneral Marathon Team Fighting Kids’ Cancer . . . One Step at a Time. Meet this year's runners.

  • Q&A with marathon runner Antoine Tanne - 3/23/2012, Mass General

    Antoine Tanne explains why he is running for the MassGeneral Marathon Team Fighting Kids’ Cancer . . . One Step at a Time.

  • Q&A with marathon runner Chris Buliga - 3/23/2012, Mass General

    Chris Buliga explains why he is running for the MassGeneral Marathon Team Fighting Kids’ Cancer . . . One Step at a Time.

  • Q&A with marathon runner Greg Gonzales - 3/23/2012, Mass General

    Greg Gonzales explains why he is running for the MassGeneral Marathon Team Fighting Kids’ Cancer . . . One Step at a Time.

  • Q&A with marathon runner Kathleen Doyle, MD - 3/23/2012, Mass General

    Palliative care physician Kathleen Doyle, MD, explains why she is running for the MassGeneral Marathon Team Fighting Kids’ Cancer . . . One Step at a Time.

  • Q&A with marathon runner Renee Heffron - 3/23/2012, Mass General

    Renee Heffron explains why she is running for the MassGeneral Marathon Team Fighting Kids’ Cancer . . . One Step at a Time.

  • Q&A with marathon runner Tara Jennings, NP - 3/23/2012, Mass General

    Tara Jennings, NP, explains why she is running for the MassGeneral Marathon Team Fighting Kids’ Cancer . . . One Step at a Time.

  • Q&A with Jordan Gill - 3/23/2012, Mass General

    Jordan Gill explains why she is running for the MassGeneral Marathon Team Fighting Kids’ Cancer . . . One Step at a Time.

  • Q&A with marathon runner Marisa Levine - 3/23/2012, Mass General

    Marisa Levine explains why she is running for the MassGeneral Marathon Team Fighting Kids’ Cancer . . . One Step at a Time.

  • Q&A with marathon runner Lisa Conti - 3/23/2012, Mass General

    Lisa Conti explains why she is running for the MassGeneral Marathon Team Fighting Kids’ Cancer . . . One Step at a Time.

  • Finding Home in a New World - 11/8/2011, Mass General

    Claudine Humure arrived at MassGeneral Hospital for Children from Rwanda for bone cancer treatment. More than improved health, she also gained a new family.

  • Family Advisors Foster Future of Cancer Care - 9/28/2011, Mass General

    Parents draw from their experiences to help other patients and families receiving care at the Center for Pediatric Hematology-Oncology at MassGeneral Hospital for Children.

Contact

Contact Us

MGHfC Division of Pediatric Hematology and Oncology

Yawkey Center for Outpatient Care

Suite 8B32 Fruit Street Boston, MA 02114
  • Near Public Transit
  • Accessible
  • Phone: 617-726-2737
  • Fax: 617-724-0702

To schedule an appointment with a MassGeneral for Children pediatric specialist, please call 888-644-3248 or complete our online appointment form to request an appointment.

Physicians may call 888-644-3211 or use the online referral form and the Access & New Appointment Center will call your patient within 1 business day.

Contact the Division of Pediatric Hematology & Oncology: 617-726-2737

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