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Alan D. Michelson, MD

Pediatric Hematology/Oncology

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Alan D. Michelson, MD


  • Professor of Pediatrics and Medicine, Emeritus, Harvard Medical School


Clinical Interests

  • Bleeding disorders
  • Platelet disorders
  • Thrombosis

Diseases Treated

  • Anemia, Childhood
  • Bone Marrow Failure, Childhood
  • Hemophilia, Childhood
  • Immune Thrombocytopenia (ITP), Childhood
  • Myelodysplastic Syndrome (MDS), Childhood
  • Sickle Cell Disease, Childhood
  • Thalassemia, Childhood

Contact Information

  • Appointments888-733-4662 (New Pediatric Patients)
    617-632-3270 (Established Pediatric Patients)
  • Fax617-730-0641


Dr. Alan Michelson is a hematologist at Dana-Farber/Boston Children's Cancer and Blood Disorders Center and an expert in platelet disorders, bleeding disorders, and clotting disorders. He was previously the director of the Thrombosis Program and Anticoagulation Service and also the Center for Platelet Research Studies. He completed his medical training in Australia before coming to work here at Dana-Farber/Boston Children's. He's the author of Platelets, a comprehensive textbook on platelets.


  • The Children's Hospital, Sydney, Pediatric Hematology


  • The Children's Hospital, Sydney, Pediatrics

Medical School:

  • University of Adelaide


Platelets, thrombosis, bleeding disorders.

Research Website:


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