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Howard Jeffrey (Howard) Weinstein, MD

Unit Chief, Pediatric Hematology/Oncology

  • Phone: 617-726-2737
Department of Pediatrics


  • Cancer Center
  • Pediatric Hematology/Oncology
  • MassGeneral Hospital for Children
  • Hematology/Oncology
Clinical Interests
Pediatric leukemias and lymphomas
Childhood solid tumors
Stem cell transplantation
Boston: Massachusetts General Hospital
Medical Education
MD, University of Maryland School of Medicine
Residency, Massachusetts General Hospital
Fellowship, Children's Hospital Boston
Fellowship, Dana Farber Cancer Institute
Fellowship, NCI, BRMP
Board Certifications
Pediatrics, American Board of Pediatrics
Patient Gateway
Yes, learn more
Foreign Languages
Patient Age Group
Accepting New Patients

BiographyUniv. of Maryland Medical School 68-72
Pediatric Internship/Residency - Mass General Hosp. 72-74
NIH Fellow- NCI- 74-75
Pediatric Hem-Onc Fellowship- Boston Children's/Dana Farber Cancer Inst.  75-77
Pediatric Hem-Onc Faculty- Boston Children's/Dana Farber 77-96
Chief, Pediatric Hematology-Oncology- Mass General Hosp. for Children 96-present
Alan R. Ezekowitz Professor of Pediatrics, Harvard Medical School

ResearchClinical trials for children with ALL, AML, non-Hodgkin lymphoma, and Hodgkin lymphoma.


One of 125 pubs.
Relapse after treatment of pediatric Hodgkin lymphoma: outcome and role of surveillance after end of therapy.

Friedmann AM, Wolfson JA, Hudson MM, Weinstein HJ, Link MP, Billett A, Larsen EC, Yock T, Donaldson SS, Marcus K, Krasin MJ, Howard SC, Metzger ML.

Pediatr Blood Cancer. 2013 Sep;60(9):1458-63. doi: 10.1002/pbc.24568. Epub 2013 May 15.

[PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

A cut above

MGH Hotline 4/10/09 Bald certainly is beautiful according to 14 members of the Boston Bruins who gamely had their heads shaved April 8 for the second annual “Cuts for a Cause” event to benefit the Boston Bruins Foundation and MassGeneral Hospital for Children’s (MGHfC) Pediatric Hematology-Oncology Unit.

Christopher’s Haven celebrates milestone

MGH Hotline 11/20/2009 FOUNDED IN 2001 by three-time cancer survivor Dan Olsen, Christopher’s Haven is a home away from home for children undergoing cancer treatment at MassGeneral Hospital for Children (MGHfC) and their parents and siblings.


MGH Hotline 4.16.10 FOR THE THIRD YEAR IN A ROW, Boston Bruins players stepped into the "hot seat" -- or in this case, barber shop chairs -- to raise money for the Pediatric Hematology-Oncology Unit at MassGeneral Hospital for Children (MGHfC).

In General awards and honors

MGH Hotline 6.11.10 In General awards and honors

Cyclists take to the streets to conquer childhood cancer

MGH Hotline 7.23.10 NOW IN ITS EIGHTH YEAR, the Granite State Quest (GSQ) is a 50- or 100-mile bicycle ride through southern New Hampshire that benefits the Center for Pediatric Hematology and Oncology at MassGeneral Hospital for Children (MGHfC).

MGHfC receives gift to support cancer research and care

MGH Hotline 9.17.10 September is National Childhood Cancer Awareness Month.

Q&A with marathon runner Howard Weinstein, MD

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.

Going the distance

Crossing the finish line of a marathon is a feat in itself, but completing the race and supporting a good cause is a triumph times two.

Anniversary of a promise

WHEN SHE CROSSES THE FINISH LINE as a member of the 2013 Mass General Boston Marathon Team on April 15, Lindsey Beggan’s life will have come full circle. It was 15 years ago, on the day of the team’s first marathon, that Beggan was diagnosed with Ewing’s sarcoma, a rare bone disease. It also was the day her father made her a promise.

Run Raises Hope for Kids’ Cancer

A record number of participants joined the annual Four Seasons Run of Hope on September 8th to raise awareness for pediatric cancer care and research at MassGeneral Hospital for Children.

'Flashes of Hope' Captures Smiles on Camera

As part of a Flashes of Hope photo shoot, patients and families from the Pediatric Hematology-Oncology Clinic had a unique opportunity to capture special memories in professional black and white photography. The volunteer-driven organization, based in Cleveland, takes professional portraits of children with cancer or life-limiting illness as a way to honor their lives and raise funds to support cancer research.

Mural reflects Mass General Marathon Team legacy

Little blue footprints cross the starting line in Hopkinton, or so it seems upon entering the newly unveiled Mass General Marathon Team gallery in the Pediatric Hematology-Oncology Unit. The hallway mural, a physical reflection of the joy, inspiration, and hope that defines the Mass General Marathon Team, includes a montage of photos, quotes, news clippings and art capturing the team’s legacy.

Q&A with marathon runner Howard Weinstein, MD

Howard Weinstein, MD explains why he is running for the Mass General Marathon Team Fighting Kids’ Cancer . . . One Step at a Time.

Lily & Dr. Weinstein: A Story of Endurance

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.”

Success for Mass General Marathon Teams

The 2014 Boston Marathon marked a triumphant return for the Mass General Marathon teams.

Calling all runners to the 2015 Boston Marathon

The MGH is now accepting applications for the 119th Boston Marathon, which will be held on April 20, 2015.

Pediatric Hematology-Oncology
55 Fruit Street
Yawkey 8B
Boston, MA 02114-2696

Phone: 617-726-2737
Phone 2: 617-724-3315
Fax: 617-724-8526

Pediatric Hematology-Oncology
55 Fruit Street
Yawkey 8B
Boston, MA 02114-2696

Phone: 617-726-2737
Phone 2: 617-724-3315
Fax: 617-724-8526

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