Lauren Boal is an attending Hematologist/Oncologist at Massachusetts General Hospital for Children.  Her clinical interests are in the care for patients with a broad range of disorders including benign hematology, leukemia/lymphoma, and solid tumors.  Her research has focused on new therapeutic options in pediatric solid tumors.



Centers & Specialties

Cancer Center

MassGeneral Hospital for Children

Clinical Interests
  • Medical education
  • Pediatric solid tumors
  • Pediatric leukemias and lymphomas
Medical Education
  • MD, Boston University School of Medicine
  • Residency, Children's National Medical Center
  • Fellowship, Children's National Medical Center
Board Certifications
  • Pediatrics
  • Pediatric Hematology-Oncology
  • 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
  • Maine Community Health Options (MCHO)
  • MassHealth
  • Medicare
  • Medicare - ACD
  • OSW - Connecticut
  • OSW - Maine
  • OSW - New Hampshire
  • OSW - Rhode Island
  • OSW - Vermont
  • Private Health Care Systems (PHCS)
  • 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.

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Lauren Boal is an attending Hematologist/Oncologist at Massachusetts General Hospital for Children.  She grew up in Westport, CT and Charlotte, NC, and attended Princeton University in Princeton, NJ for college where she obtained a bachelor of arts in History with a minor in Latin American Studies.  She went on to obtain her medical degree from Boston University School of Medicine in Boston, MA.  She completed her pediatric residency at Children's National Medical Center in Washington, DC.  While in residency, she became interested in pediatric solid tumors and remained at Children's National Medical Center for fellowship at the Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders in Pediatric Hematology/Oncology.  While completing her fellowship, she also conducted research at the Pediatric Oncology Branch of the National Cancer Institute in the National Institutes of Health.  Her research focused on a phase I clinical trial using a novel agent in refractory and recurrent pediatric solid tumors.  Her clinical interests include caring for children with leukemia, lymphoma, solid tumors, and benign hematology conditions.

Research & Publications

  • Hittson L, Pedati C, Hoffner W. Visual diagnosis: 8-year-old Male with a Skin Mass and Inguinal Lymphadenopathy. Clear Cell Sarcoma. Pediatr Rev 2015 Aug;36(8):e26-9.
  • Leonard A, Boal LH, Pary P, et al. Identification of red blood cell antibodies in maternal breast milk implicated in prolonged hemolytic disease of the fetus and newborn. Transfusion 2019;59(4):1183-1189.


Pediatric Hematology-Oncology
55 Fruit Street
Boston, MA 02114-2696
Phone: 617-726-2737