Meet our team
Here at the Dana-Farber/Children's Hospital Cancer Center Thalassemia Program, our staff of compassionate and experienced pediatric subspecialists includes expert hematologists, a pediatric nurse practitioner and a dedicated hematology social worker. Our clinicians 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.
Ellis Neufeld, MD, PhD, director of the Thalassemia Program
Neufeld is the associate chief of Hematology/Oncology at DF/CHCC, the director of the Thalassemia Program and a professor at Harvard Medical School. His area of expertise is the treatment of bleeding and clotting disorders including ITP, thalassemia and thrombosis. He is chair of the medical advisory board of the Cooley’s Anemia Foundation, and an expert in transfusional iron overload.
David G. Nathan, MD
Nathan is a pediatric hematologist with expertise in thalassemia and aplastic anemia. He has led the efforts to understand the biology and treatment of thalassemia for more than four decades. He was one of the developers of modern thalassemia care using transfusions and chelation therapy, and serves as adviser to our team. He is president emeritus of Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and a professor at Harvard Medical School.
Jacqueline Miranda, MSW, LICSW
Jacqueline 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
Kate Quint 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 is a pediatric nurse practitioner and has worked at DF/CHCC since 2002 and at Children’s Hospital Boston since 1990. She specializes in the treatment of rare anemias including thalassemia, Diamond-Blackfan anemia, and sickle cell. She is an 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).
Lauren Mednick, PhD
Mednick is a pediatric psychologist here. She provides psychological consultations to thalassemia patients and their families to help them cope with the disease and treatment.
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.
Falcone is theresearch coordinator for the Centers for Disease Control Prevention of Complications of Thalassemia practice.She coordinates many of the Thalassemia program’s current clinical trials.