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Akiko Shimamura, MD, PhD


Pediatric Hematology/Oncology

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Physician

  • Director, Bone Marrow Failure and Myelodysplastic Syndrome Programs, Dana-Farber/Boston Children's Cancer and Blood Disorders Center
  • Associate Professor of Pediatrics, Harvard Medical School

Centers/Programs

Clinical Interests

  • Aplastic anemia
  • Bone marrow failure
  • Cancer predisposition
  • Myelodysplastic syndromes (MDS)

Diseases Treated

Contact Information

  • Appointments844-222-9991
  • Office Phone Number617-919-6109
  • Fax617-730-0934

Bio

Children with rare disorders, such as bone marrow failure and MDS, deserve the same level of medical care and the same chance to live a healthy life as children with more common disorders. We are striving to identify the causes of bone marrow failure and MDS to develop better treatments for these disorders. We partner with the patient, the family, and the referring physicians to work together as a team to develop and implement an individualized medical plan. My research spans basic scientific studies and clinical studies with the goal of improving the diagnosis and treatment of patients with bone marrow failure and MDS. Our patients benefit from access to the exciting scientific and clinical advances and cutting edge technologies developed by researchers at Harvard.

Board Certification:

  • Pediatric Hematology/Oncology, 1997

Fellowship:

  • Boston Children's Hospital/Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Pediatric Hematology/Oncology

Residency:

  • Johns Hopkins Hospital, Pediatrics

Medical School:

  • University of Rochester School of Medicine

Recent Awards:

  • Boston Combined Residency Program Faculty Teaching Honor Roll, 2017-2018

Location

Boston Children's Hospital
300 Longwood Ave.
Karp 8210
Boston MA, 02115
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