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Vijay G. Sankaran, MD, PhD

Pediatric Hematology/Oncology

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  • Physician
  • Assistant 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

  • Appointments617-355-8246
  • Office Phone Number617-355-8246
  • 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


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