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    Boston Children's HospitalHematologyKarp Family Research Laboratories1 Blackfan Circle, 8th FloorBoston, Massachusetts 02115
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    Boston Children's at Waltham9 Hope Ave.Waltham, Massachusetts 02453
Ellis Neufeld

Ellis Neufeld, MD, PhD

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

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    • Departments/Divisions
    • Hematology / Oncology
    • Medicine
    • Services/Programs
    • Blood Disorders Center
    • Boston Hemophilia Center
    • Platelet Function Disorders Program
    • Rare Anemias and Iron Disorders Program
    • Sickle Cell Program
    • Thalassemia Program
    • Thrombosis and Anticoagulation Program
  • Sickle Cell Disease

    Idiopathic Thrombocytopenia (ITP)

    Bleeding Disorders






    Hemolytic anemia

    Transfusional iron overload

  • Medical School

    Washington University School of Medicine, 1985

    St. Louis, MO


    Boston Children's Hospital, 1985-1986

    Boston, MA


    Boston Children's Hospital, 1986-1988

    Boston, MA

    Fellowship, Pediatric Hematology/Oncology

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

    Boston, MA

  • Pediatrics


  • Dr. Neufeld received both MD and PhD degrees in 1985 from Washington University, St. Louis.  He completed specialty training in Pediatrics and Medical Genetics at Boston Children’s Hospital, and in Pediatric Hematology/Oncology at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and Boston Children’s, where he joined the faculty in 1990.  Dr. Neufeld is co-chief of the Clinical Research Center and Program Director of the Clinical and Translational Studies Unit at Boston Children’s.  He directs the Harvard Blood Scholars K12 training program sponsored by the National Heart Lung and Blood Institute.  He is an international leader in studies of iron overload in thalassemia, and of ITP.  He is Associate Chief of the Division of Hematology/Oncology and Medical Director of the Boston Hemophilia Center.

  • 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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