About Sharl Azar, MD

Dr. Sharl Azar is a hematologist at the Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School and the medical director of the Comprehensive Sickle Cell Disease Treatment Center. He received his medical degree from Oregon Health & Science University where he also completed his residency in internal medicine and his fellowship in hematology and medical oncology while also serving as Chief Fellow. He went on to complete an advanced fellowship in hemostasis and thrombosis at the University of California, San Diego. Dr. Azar is passionate about the care of patients with Sickle Cell Disease, Thalassemia, and other hemoglobin disorders. His work focuses on improving systems of care and political advocacy for patients living with sickle cell disease to build a true medical home while combatting inequities in health care. He also sees patients with bleeding and clotting disorders, disorders red cell and platelet function, and hemolysis.

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Mass General Cancer Center: Hematology Oncology
55 Fruit St.
Boston, MA 02114
Phone: 617-724-4000

Medical Education

  • MD, Oregon Health & Science University School of Medicine
  • Residency, Oregon Health and Sciences University Hospital
  • Fellowship, Oregon Health and Sciences University Hospital
  • Fellowship, UC San Diego School of Medicine

American Board Certifications

  • Hematology, American Board of Internal Medicine
  • Internal Medicine, American Board of Internal Medicine

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