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Howard Jeffrey Weinstein, MD

  • Unit Chief, Pediatric Hematology/Oncology


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Recruited to MGH from BCH in 1996 to become Chief of Pediatric Hematology-Oncology.  Recipient of many awards including "Top Doc" by Boston Magazine from 2008-13, Brian McGovern Award for excellence in clinical care in 2016, and Outstanding Teaching from MGHfC residents.  Recently leading an effort to develop a childhood cancer program in Mbarara, Uganda . Founder and captain of MGH Marathon Team that has raised over $13MM to support childhood cancer at MGHfC.



Centers & Specialties

Cancer Center

MassGeneral Hospital for Children

Clinical Interests
  • Pediatric leukemias and lymphomas
  • Childhood solid tumors
  • Stem cell transplantation
  • Brain tumors
  • Cancer
  • Leukemia
Medical Education
  • MD, University of Maryland School of Medicine
  • Residency, Massachusetts General Hospital
  • Fellowship, Boston Children's Hospital|Fellowship, Dana Farber Cancer Institute|Fellowship, NCI, BRMP
Board Certifications
  • Pediatrics
Foreign Languages
  • French
  • Boston: Massachusetts General Hospital
Existing Patients
Patient Gateway
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
  • Maine Community Health Options (MCHO)
  • MassHealth
  • Medicare
  • Medicare - ACD
  • OSW - Connecticut
  • OSW - Maine
  • OSW - New Hampshire
  • OSW - New York
  • 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

Note: This provider may accept more insurance plans than shown; please call the practice to find out if your plan is accepted.

Patient Age Group
Provider Gender


Univ. 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

Research & Publications

Research Summary
Clinical 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]

News & Events

  • Physician's Mission to Deliver the Best Care to Patients

    On April 16, 102 runners will participate in the 122nd Boston Marathon on behalf of MGHfC. These individuals - including Dr. Lindsay Carter - support research and child life programs that enhance the quality of life for our youngest patients.

  • Former Patient Turns Experience into Motivation

    In 1998, Callie McLaughlin was diagnosed with a pineal tumor, a rare brain tumor. She was treated at MassGeneral Hospital for Children, and after two major surgeries was tumor free. She and her family are very thankful for the extraordinary and compassionate care provided by her team of doctors. This year, she’s running the Boston Marathon for MGHfC in appreciation and in hope that she can make a small difference in the lives of children treated here.

  • Going back to where it all began: Former patient runs marathon for MGHfC

    Callie McLaughlin was diagnosed with a rare brain tumor at age 4. During treatment, her mother ran the 1998 Boston Marathon in Callie's honor at the recommendation of her doctor and avid marathoner, Howard Weinstein, MD. Twenty years later, Callie is following in her mother's footsteps and running the 2018 Boston Marathon to give back to the hospital that saved her life.

  • Personal loss inspires personal triumph for Connecticut native

    After losing her father to lung cancer in 2012, Bridget Kearney took to running as a way to cope with grief. Five years on, Kearney is honoring her father’s legacy by running the 2018 Boston Marathon as part of the Fighting Kids’ Cancer… One Step at a Time team at MGHfC, a place that touched her heart just two years ago.

  • Ho, Ho, Hockey players are here

    Boston Bruins players scored a hat trick, signing autographs, posing for photos and handing out Bruins gift bags during their annual holiday visit to MGHfC.

  • Boston Marathoner's Experience Changes Entire Family's Perspective

    In a letter to Dr. Howard Weinstein, captain of the MGHfC marathon team, one runner's mother says, “The love, support and camaraderie was contagious all around. Everlasting friendships were formed and lives were touched forever (at least mine was!).”

  • From petition to pavement: Patient inspires PCA to run her first marathon

    As a PCA on Ellison 18, a pediatric cancer patient challenged Elizabeth Duquette to run the 2017 Boston Marathon. Her patient vowed to collect 200 signatures from around the hospital for her to run. After her patient passed away, Elizabeth is honoring his life and the lives of other children facing cancer by joining the Fighting Kids' Cancer... One Step at a Time team for this year's marathon.

  • Physician Recognition Dinner honors clinical excellence

    Close to 650 physicians and guests gathered for the eighth Physician Recognition Dinner on May 14 at the Westin Boston Waterfront Hotel. During the evening, the Brian A. McGovern, MD, Awards for Clinical Excellence were bestowed to physicians who emulate the dedication, compassion and kindness that McGovern – who died in 2003 – is remembered for.

  • Q&A with marathon runner Howard Weinstein

    Dr. Howard Weinstein, chief of the pediatric hematology and oncology at MGHfC, will run his 25th Boston Marathon to raise money for cancer care and research.

  • Scoring off the ice

    On Feb 20., patients from the MassGeneral Hospital for Children (MGHfC) Hematology and Oncology Clinic traveled to Harvard University’s season-ending home game against Colgate University.

  • When Harry met Howard

    Harry Burns, 5, walked into the Pediatric Hematology/Oncology Unit Jan. 27 with a secret. The youngster, clad in a dress shirt and pink bowtie, carried a green gift bag for his running mate, Howard Weinstein, MD, chief of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology.

  • Weinstein looks forward to his 25th marathon

    This April will mark the 25th time Howard Weinstein, MD, chief of the Hematology-Oncology Unit at MassGeneral Hospital for Children runs the Boston Marathon and 17th as captain of the MGH team supporting pediatric hematology-oncology.

  • 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.

  • Success for Mass General Marathon Teams

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

  • 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.”

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • '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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • MGHfC receives gift to support cancer research and care

    MGH Hotline 9.17.10 September is National Childhood Cancer Awareness Month.

  • 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).

  • In General awards and honors

    MGH Hotline 6.11.10 In General awards and honors


    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).

  • 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.

  • 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.


Pediatric Hematology-Oncology
55 Fruit Street
Yawkey 8B
Boston, MA 02114-2696
Phone 1: 617-726-2737
Phone 2: 617-724-3315
Fax: 617-724-8526

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