Holcombe Grier

Holcombe E. Grier, MD

Professor of Pediatrics, Harvard Medical School

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Medical Services


  • Ewing Sarcoma
  • Osteosarcoma
  • Rhabdomyosarcoma
  • Soft Tissue Sarcoma


  • Hematology / Oncology


  • English


  • Solid Tumor Program
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Experience and Education


Undergraduate Degree

Trinity College, 1972

Hartford, CT

Medical School

University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, 1976

Philadelphia, PA


North Carolina Memorial Hospital, 1976-1977

Chapel Hill, NC


North Carolina Memorial Hospital, 1977-1980

Chapel Hill, NC

Fellowship, Pediatric Hematology/Oncology

Boston Children's Hospital / Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, 1981-1983

Boston, MA


  • Pediatrics, Pediatric Hematology/Oncology, Internal Medicine


Sarcomas, Other Solid Tumors Detection and treatment of Ewing sarcoma, rhabdomyosarcoma, osteosarcoma, neuroblastoma and other pediatric soft tissue tumors (J Clin Oncol 15:583, 1997; Am J Pathol 153:1451, 1998; J Clin Oncol 16:3021, 1998; 17:3487, 1999; 18:2427, 2000; 18:2567, 2000; 19:4058, 2001; and 20:426, 2002; N Engl J Med 348:694, 2003; J Clin Oncol 22:2873, 2004; 23:4031, 2005 and 24:152, 2006) End-of-life care (New Engl J Med 342:326, 2000; JAMA 284:2469, 2000) Cancer Care - the Day 1 talk (J Clin Oncol 22: 563, 2004)

Professional History

Dr. Grier received his MD from the University of Pennsylvania in 1976, and then trained in pediatrics, internal medicine, and infectious disease at the University of North Carolina. He joined Dana-Farber Cancer Institute in 1984. He is a Past President of the American Society of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology and is a member of the steering committee for Bone Tumors in the Children’s Oncology Group.

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