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Areej R. El-Jawahri, MD

  • Assistant in Medicine - MGH
  • Instructor in Medicine - Harvard Medical School


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Dr. El-Jawahri is an oncologist specializing in the care of patients with hematologic malignancies. She focuses on health services and outcomes research in hematologic malignancies.




Centers & Specialties

Cancer Center

Clinical Interests
  • Bone marrow transplantation for hematologic malignancies
  • Bone marrow, Stem cell, Cord blood transplant
  • Outcomes research
Medical Education
  • MD, Harvard Medical School
  • Residency, Massachusetts General Hospital
  • Fellowship, Dana Farber Cancer Institute
Board Certifications
  • Internal Medicine
  • Medical Oncology
Foreign Languages
  • Arabic
  • Boston: Massachusetts General Hospital
Insurances Accepted
  • Aetna Health Inc.
  • AllWays Health (NHP) - ACD
  • AllWays Health (NHP) - PBO
  • Beech Street
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield - Blue Care 65
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield - Indemnity
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield - Managed Care
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield - Partners Plus
  • BMC HealthNet Mass Health MCO/ACO
  • Cigna (PAL #'s)
  • Commonwealth Care Alliance
  • Fallon Community HealthCare
  • Great-West Healthcare (formally One Health Plan)
  • Harvard Pilgrim Health Plan - ACD
  • Harvard Pilgrim Health Plan - PBO
  • Health Care Value Management (HCVM)
  • Humana/Choice Care PPO
  • MassHealth
  • Medicare
  • Medicare - ACD
  • OSW - Connecticut
  • OSW - Maine
  • OSW - New Hampshire
  • OSW - Rhode Island
  • OSW - Vermont
  • Private Health Care Systems (PHCS)
  • Senior Whole Health
  • TriCare
  • Tufts Health Plan
  • Unicare
  • United Healthcare (non-HMO) - ACD
  • United Healthcare (non-HMO) - PBO
  • Well Sense Pediatrics

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Dr. El-Jawahri is an oncologist specializing in the care of patients with hematologic malignancies and those undergoing hematopoietic stem cell transplantation. Clinically, she takes care of patients with acute leukemia, myelodysplastic syndrome, chronic leukemias, lymphomas, and myelomas.  Her research interests include investigating patient-reported outcomes, enhancing patient-centered decision-making interventions, and designing supportive care interventions to improve the care of patients with hematologic malignancies with a special emphasis on patients undergoing hematopoietic stem cell transplantation. Her research also explores models of health care delivery to improve patients' quality of life and clinical outcomes. She is an active member of the MGH Cancer Outcomes Research Program (CORE).  She will also leading efforts in building and developing the MGH Bone Marrow Transplantation Survivorship Program.  She has led and conducted multiple clinical trials focusing on enhancing the experience and clinical outcomes of patients with hematologic malignancies.

Research & Publications

Research Summary

Research interests include:
  1. Outcomes and health services research in hematologic malignancies
  2. Designing supportive care interventions for patients with hematologic malignancies and those undergoing hematopoietic stem cell transplantation
  3. Developing interventions to enhance survivorship care for patients with hematologic malignancies and those undergoing hematopoietic stem cell transplantation
  4. Improving patient-physician research and enhancing communication
  5. Developing and testing palliative care intervention to optimize end-of-life care for patients with hematologic malignancies

View my most recent publications at PubMed

For selected publications, please see link:

News & Events


Hematology/Oncology Bone Marrow Transplant
55 Fruit St
Boston, MA 02114-2696
Phone: 617-726-5765
Fax: 617-643-5843

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