Kira Bona, MD

Kira Bona, MD

Instructor in Pediatrics, Harvard Medical School

    Contact: 617-632-4688
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Medical Services


  • Hematologic Malignancy


  • Hematology / Oncology


  • Hematologic Malignancies
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Experience and Education


Medical School

Yale University School of Medicine,

New Haven, CT


Boston Combined Residency Program, Boston Children's Hospital / Boston Medical Center,

Boston, MA

Pediatric Hematology / Oncology Fellowship

Boston Children's Hospital / Dana Farber Cancer Institute,

Boston, MA


  • Pediatrics


Publications powered by Harvard Catalyst Profiles
  1. Straehla JP, Barton KS, Yi-Frazier JP, Wharton C, Baker KS, Bona K, Wolfe J, Rosenberg AR. The Benefits and Burdens of Cancer: A Prospective Longitudinal Cohort Study of Adolescents and Young Adults. J Palliat Med. 2017 May; 20(5):494-501.
  2. Rosenberg AR, Bona K, Ketterl T, Wharton CM, Wolfe J, Baker KS. Intimacy, Substance Use, and Communication Needs During Cancer Therapy: A Report From the "Resilience in Adolescents and Young Adults" Study. J Adolesc Health. 2017 Jan; 60(1):93-99.
  3. Shutske K, Yi-Frazier JP, Wharton CM, Baker KS, Bona KO, Wolfe J, Rosenberg AR. The benefits and burdens of cancer: A prospective, longitudinal cohort study of adolescents and young adults. J Clin Oncol. 2016 Oct 09; 34(26_suppl):243.
  4. Abel GA, Albelda R, Khera N, Hahn T, Salas Coronado DY, Odejide OO, Bona K, Tucker-Seeley R, Soiffer R. Financial Hardship and Patient-Reported Outcomes after Hematopoietic Cell Transplantation. Biol Blood Marrow Transplant. 2016 Aug; 22(8):1504-1510.
  5. Rosenberg AR, Bona K. The Power of Personal Narrative: A Reply to "The Reality of Relapse: Impact of Cancer Relapse on Survivorship Interventions and Patient-Reported Outcomes Data". Pediatr Blood Cancer. 2016 08; 63(8):1494.
  6. Bona K, Blonquist TM, Neuberg DS, Silverman LB, Wolfe J. Impact of Socioeconomic Status on Timing of Relapse and Overall Survival for Children Treated on Dana-Farber Cancer Institute ALL Consortium Protocols (2000-2010). Pediatr Blood Cancer. 2016 Jun; 63(6):1012-8.
  7. Rosenberg AR, Bona K, Wharton CM, Bradford M, Shaffer ML, Wolfe J, Baker KS. Adolescent and Young Adult Patient Engagement and Participation in Survey-Based Research: A Report From the "Resilience in Adolescents and Young Adults With Cancer" Study. Pediatr Blood Cancer. 2016 Apr; 63(4):734-6.
  8. Pelletier W, Bona K. Assessment of Financial Burden as a Standard of Care in Pediatric Oncology. Pediatr Blood Cancer. 2015 Dec; 62 Suppl 5:S619-31.
  9. Bona K, London WB, Guo D, Frank DA, Wolfe J. Trajectory of Material Hardship and Income Poverty in Families of Children Undergoing Chemotherapy: A Prospective Cohort Study. Pediatr Blood Cancer. 2016 Jan; 63(1):105-11.
  10. Bona K, London WB, Guo D, Abel G, Lehmann L, Wolfe J. Prevalence and impact of financial hardship among New England pediatric stem cell transplantation families. Biol Blood Marrow Transplant. 2015 Feb; 21(2):312-8.
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  12. Bona K, Dussel V, Orellana L, Kang T, Geyer R, Feudtner C, Wolfe J. Economic impact of advanced pediatric cancer on families. J Pain Symptom Manage. 2014 Mar; 47(3):594-603.
  13. Bona K, Bates J, Wolfe J. Massachusetts' Pediatric Palliative Care Network: successful implementation of a novel state-funded pediatric palliative care program. J Palliat Med. 2011 Nov; 14(11):1217-23.
  14. Dussel V, Bona K, Heath JA, Hilden JM, Weeks JC, Wolfe J. Unmeasured costs of a child's death: perceived financial burden, work disruptions, and economic coping strategies used by American and Australian families who lost children to cancer. J Clin Oncol. 2011 Mar 10; 29(8):1007-13.
  15. Neuner JM, Hamel MB, Phillips RS, Bona K, Aronson MD. Diagnosis and management of adults with pharyngitis. A cost-effectiveness analysis. Ann Intern Med. 2003 Jul 15; 139(2):113-22.
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