Sickle Cell Program
Meet our team
Our staff of compassionate and experienced pediatric specialists includes several hematologists with extensive expertise in treating sickle cell disease. Our physicians are focused on family-centered care: From your first visit, you’ll work with a team of professionals who are committed to supporting all of your family’s physical and psychosocial needs.
Matthew M. Heeney, MD
Heeney has worked at the Dana-Farber/Children’s Hospital Cancer Center since 2002 and specializes in non-malignant hematology, including sickle cell disease, inherited iron disorder and other anemias. He is director of the Hematology Clinical Program and Sickle Cell Program and is also an assistant professor of Pediatrics at Harvard Medical School.
Ellis Neufeld, MD, PhD
Neufeld is an experienced pediatric hematologist and an associate chief of the Division of Hematology/Oncology. He is also the director of the Thalassemia Program and a professor of Pediatrics at Harvard Medical School. He has expertise in the treatment of bleeding and clotting disorders including ITP, thalassemia and thrombosis.
Alan D. Michelson, MD
Michelson is a hematologist at Children’s and an expert in platelet disorders, bleeding disorders and clotting disorders. He is the director of the Thrombosis Program and Anticoagulation Service and the Center for Platelet Research Studies. He completed his medical training in Australia before coming to work at Children’s. Michelson, MD, is the author of Platelets, a comprehensive textbook on platelet biology.
Jacqueline Miranda, MSW, LICSW
Miranda is a Clinical Social Worker with experience working with patients with blood disorders, such as sickle cell disease and hemophilia. In addition, she is the Boston Hemophilia Center’s designated Spanish Speaking Social Clinical Worker.
Kate Quint, MSW, LCSW
Quint is a Clinical Social Worker who works with pediatric patients with bleeding disorders, sickle cell disease, thalassemia and bone marrow failure syndromes.
Susan Robinson, MSW, LCSW
Robinson is a Clinical Social Worker who works with pediatric patients with bleeding disorders, sickle cell disease, thalassemia and bone marrow failure syndromes.
Jennifer Eile, MS,PNP
Eile a pediatric nurse practitioner and has worked in the Hematology/Oncology Program since 2002 and has been at Children’s since 1990. She specializes in the treatment of rare anemias including thalassemia, Diamond-Blackfan anemia, and MDS. She is expert in helping patients arrange transfusion regimens that fit their schedules, and in helping with assessment and treatment of iron overload with iron chelators (including experimental chelators).