Ellis Neufeld

Ellis Neufeld, MD, PhD

Associate Chief, Division of Hematology/Oncology; Medical Director, Boston Hemophilia Center

Egan Family Foundation Professor of Transitional Medicine in Pediatrics, Harvard Medical School

  • Contact: 617-355-8246

  • Fax: 617-632-6903

Medical Services


  • Sickle Cell Disease
  • Immune Thrombocytopenia (ITP)
  • Bleeding Disorders
  • Thrombosis
  • Hemophilia
  • Hematology
  • Anemias
  • Thalassemia
  • Hemolytic Anemia
  • Transfusional iron overload


  • Hematology / Oncology
  • Medicine


  • 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
To schedule an appointment: Call 617-355-8246 or Request an Appointment

Experience and Education


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

  • Genetics


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)

Research site for Ellis Neufeld, MD, PhD

Professional History

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. He directs the Harvard Blood Scholars K12 training program sponsored by the National Heart Lung and Blood Institute. He is an international leader in iron overload in thalassemia and in pediatric ITP. He is Associate Chief of the Division of Hematology/Oncology and Medical Director of the Boston Hemophilia Center.

To schedule an appointment: Call 617-355-8246 or Request an Appointment


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