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John Prensner, MD, PhD

Pediatric Hematology/Oncology

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  • Physician
  • Instructor in Pediatrics, Harvard Medical School

Clinical Interests

  • Cancer genomics
  • Pediatric brain tumors

Diseases Treated

Contact Information

  • Appointments617-632-3270
  • Office Phone Number617-632-3270
  • Fax617-632-4410


John Prensner, MD, PhD, is an Instructor in Pediatrics at Harvard Medical School, an Attending Physician in Pediatric Hematology and Oncology at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute (DFCI) and Boston Children's Hospital (BCH), and a post-doctoral research fellow in the laboratory of Todd Golub, MD, at the Broad Institute. He completed his Bachelor of Arts degree in English literature at Tufts University. He completed his MD, PhD training in the Medical Scientist Training Program at the University of Michigan Medical School. Dr. Prensner completed his Pediatrics residency in the Boston Combined Residency Program and Pediatric Hematology/Oncology fellowship at DFCI/BCH.

Board Certification:

  • Pediatrics, 2018


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


  • Boston Combined Residency Program in Pediatrics

Medical School:

  • University of Michigan Medical School

Recent Awards:

  • Dana-Farber Trustee Science Committee Fellowship, 2020


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