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Alyssa Kennedy, MD, PhD

Pediatric Hematology/Oncology

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Alyssa Kennedy, MD, PhD


  • Physician
  • Instructor in Pediatrics, Harvard Medical School

Clinical Interests

  • Acute myeloid leukemia
  • Myelodysplastic syndromes (MDS)
  • Pediatric bone marrow failure

Contact Information

  • Appointments888-733-4662 (New Pediatric Patients)
    617-632-3270 (Established Pediatric Patients)
  • Fax617-632-4410


My research focuses on pediatric bone marrow failure-associated MDS and AML. I currently work in the lab of Akiko Shimamura, MD, PhD and am studying the somatic mutations that develop over time in patients with bone marrow failure syndromes. My hope is to better understand which mutations cause cancer in this group of patients with bone marrow failure and how to better diagnose and treat pediatric patients with these diseases.

Board Certification:

  • Pediatrics, 2017


  • Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and Boston Children's Hospital


  • Boston Children's Hospital/Boston Medical Center, Pediatrics

Medical School:

  • Drexel University College of Medicine


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