Alanna Church

Alanna Church, MD

Molecular Pathologist

Instructor, Harvard Medical School

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Medical Services


  • Molecular Genetic Pathology


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Alanna Church

Philosophy of Care 

Dr. Church serves as an expert for the Division of Pathology for Boston Children’s Hospital's Precision Medicine Service. For more information about the Precision Medicine Service please visit

Experience and Education


Undergraduate Degree, BScH Life Sciences and Physics

Queen's University, 1996-2000

Ontario, Canada

Graduate School, MSc Anatomy and Cell Biology

Queen's University, 2000-2002

Ontario, Canada

Medical School

Queen's University, 2002-2006

Ontario, Canada

Internship, Anatomic Pathology

Queen's University, 2006-2007

Ontario, Canada

Residency, Anatomic Pathology

Queen's University, 2007-2012

Ontario, Canada

Fellowship, Molecular Genetic Pathology

Harvard Medical School, 2012-2013

Boston, MA

Fellowship, Pediatric Molecular Pathology

Boston Children's Hospital, 2013-2014

Boston, MA


  • American Board of Pathology, Pathology-Anatomic, Molecular Genetic


Alanna Church, MD PubMed articles

Research interests include: Genetics of pediatric cancers including the iCat study, GAIN study and PROFILE study.  Genetics of adult cancers: CanSeq study.


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  1. Goswami RS, Atenafu EG, Xuan Y, Waldron L, Reis PP, Sun T, Datti A, Xu W, Kuruvilla J, Good DJ, Lai R, Church AJ, Lam WS, Baetz T, Lebrun DP, Sehn LH, Farinha P, Jurisica I, Bailey DJ, Gascoyne RD, Crump M, Kamel-Reid S. MicroRNA signature obtained from the comparison of aggressive with indolent non-Hodgkin lymphomas: potential prognostic value in mantle-cell lymphoma. J Clin Oncol. 2013 Aug 10; 31(23):2903-11.
  2. Church AJ, Andrew RD. Spreading depression expands traumatic injury in neocortical brain slices. J Neurotrauma. 2005 Feb; 22(2):277-90.
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