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Vijay G. Sankaran, MD, PhD

Pediatric Hematology/Oncology

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Vijay G. Sankaran, MD, PhD


  • Lodish Family Chair, Boston Children's Hospital
  • Physician
  • Associate Professor of Pediatrics, Harvard Medical School


Clinical Interests

  • Anemia
  • Diamond-Blackfan anemia
  • Hematology
  • Hematopoiesis
  • Sickle cell disease
  • Thalassemia

Diseases Treated

  • Sickle Cell Disease, Childhood
  • Thalassemia, Childhood

Contact Information

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


Dr. Sankaran is a physician-scientist focused on caring for patients with non-malignant hematologic disorders with a special interest in diseases of red blood cell production and hemoglobin disorders. Dr. Sankaran’s laboratory uses human genetics to understand blood cell production, hemoglobin gene regulation, and how this goes awry in disease. Dr. Sankaran’s laboratory website is:

Board Certification:

  • Pediatrics, 2014


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


  • Boston Combined Residency Program, Boston Children's Hospital/Boston Medical Center, Pediatrics

Medical School:

  • Harvard Medical School

Recent Awards:

  • Donald Seldin - Holly Smith Award for Pioneering Research, American Society for Clinical Investigation (ASCI), 2019
  • Excellence in Student Mentoring Award, Harvard Medical School Scholars in Medicine, 2018
  • New York Stem Cell Foundation (NYSCF) Robertson Investigator, 2018


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