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Ellis Neufeld

Ellis Neufeld, MD, PhD

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Associate Chief, Division of Hematology/OncologyEgan Family Foundation Professor of Translational Medicine in Pediatrics, Harvard Medical School
Primary Office Location: Boston Children's HospitalHematologyKarp Family Research Laboratories1 Blackfan Circle, 8th FloorBoston, Massachusetts 02115

Contact: 617-919-2139

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    • Departments/Divisions
    • Hematology / Oncology
    • Medicine
    • Services/Programs
    • Platelet Function Disorders Program
    • WBC Disorders
    • Rare Anemias and Iron Disorders Program
    • Thrombosis and Anticoagulation Program
  • Sickle Cell Disease

    Idiopathic Thrombocytopenia (ITP)

    Bleeding Disorders





  • Medical School

    Washington University School of Medicine, 1985

    St. Louis, MO

    Pediatric Hematology/Oncology

    Children's Hospital Boston/Dana Farber Cancer Institute, 1988-1990

    Boston, MA


    Boston Children's Hospital, 1985-1986

    Boston, MA


    Boston Children's Hospital, 1986-1988

    Boston, MA

  • Pediatrics

  • Publications

    Gritli S, Omar S, Tartaglini E, Guannouni S, Fleming JC, Steinkamp MP, Berul CI, Hafsia R, Jilani SB, Belhani A, Hamdi M, Neufeld EJ.
    A novel mutation in the SLC19A2 gene in a Tunisian family with thiamine-responsive megaloblastic anaemia, diabetes and deafness syndrome. Br J Haematol. , 2001
    Br J Haematol
    Bennett CM, Rogers ZR, Kinnamon DD, Bussel JB, Mahoney DH, Abshire TC, Sawaf H, Moore TB, Loh ML, Glader BE, McCarthy MC, Mueller BU, Olson TA, Lorenzana AN, Mentzer WC, Buchanan GR, Feldman HA, Neufeld EJ
    Prospective phase 1/2 study of rituximab in childhood and adolescent chronic immune thrombocytopenic purpura , 2006
    Mueller BU, Bennett CM, Feldman HA, Bussel JB, Abshire TC, Moore TB, Sawaf H, Loh ML, Rogers ZR, Glader BE, McCarthy MC, Mahoney DH, Olson TA, Feig SA, Lorenzana AN, Mentzer WC, Buchanan GR, Neufeld EJ for the Pediatric Rituximab/ITP Study Group
    One Year Follow-Up of Children and Adolescents with Chronic Immune Thrombocytopenic Purpura (ITP) Treated with Rituximab , 2009 Feb
    Pediatric Blood & Cancer
    Neufeld, EJ
    Oral Chelators deferasirox and deferiprone for transfusional iron overload in thalassemia major: new data, new questions , 2006 May 1
    Cunningham MJ, Macklin EA, Neufeld EJ, Cohen AR
    Complications of beta-thalassemia major in North America , 2004
    Yao DC, Tolan DR, Murray MF, Harris DJ, Darras BT, Geva A, Neufeld EJ
    Hemolytic anemia and severe rhabdomyolysis caused by compound heterozygous mutations of the gene for erythrocyte/muscle isozyme of aldolase, ALDOA(Arg303X/Cys338Tyr). , 2004

  • Genetics of Blood Diseases, Thiamine Metabolism, Hemophilia, ITP, Childhood Thrombosis, Thalassemia
    • Cloning and characterization of the gene responsible for the syndrome of thiamine-responsive megaloblastic anemia, diabetes and deafness (Nat Genet 22:305, 1999; Blood 102: 3556, 2003; . J Pediatr. 155: 888, 2009)
    • Prospective study of treatment of chronic ITP with rituximab (Blood; 197:2369, 2006; Pediatr Blood Cancer 52: 259, 2009)
    • Nationwide registry of chronic ITP in children and ancillary genetic study (Annals Hematology 2010 epublish ahead of print)
    • Molecular defects in various genetic blood diseases (N Engl J Med 351:1532, 2004; Pediatr Blood Cancer 2010, 54: 273, 2009)
    • Complications and treatments of thalassemia and iron overload (Blood 104:34, 2004; Blood 144: 4009, 2009)

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