• Hematology Consultations, Referrals and Second Opinions

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    At Dana-Farber/Boston Children’s, we offer consultations and second opinions for a wide range of non-malignant blood disorders. Our specialists provide comprehensive diagnostic, treatment and preventive services and are among the world’s most experienced pediatric hematologists with deep understanding of the types of blood disorders they treat.

    We provide:

    • Appropriate care for every patient: Children who come to Dana-Farber/Boston Children’s can see multiple specialists with expertise in their condition, ensuring that the care we deliver is tailored to each patient’s specific needs.
    • Care in the community: Because the best care is as local as possible, many of the same specialists who work at our main Boston location also practice at our community locations in Lexington, Peabody, Waltham and Weymouth.
    • Remote second opinions: Learn about our Online Second Opinion Program for families who can’t travel to Boston for a consultation.
    To schedule an in-person appointment or second opinion, or to refer a patient:
    1. Call 1-855-320-2091 to speak with a new patient coordinator or submit an appointment request form (for parents/families) or referral request (for referring physicians) online.
    2. Send a fax to 617-730-0641 with the reason for consultation and the patient’s relevant clinical information, such as:
      • recent labs
      • last visit note or clinical history
      • newborn screening results
      • growth charts
      • immunization records
      • surgical information

    Our triage nurses and new patient coordinators will:

    • review the child’s clinical information
    • match his or her clinical needs with the specialist best suited to address those needs and
    • contact you within 1-2 business days to book the next available appointment with that specialist

    Please send all patient lab work so we can help assess the urgency of the appointment. If immediate care is needed, we can typically accommodate new patients within 24 hours. 

    To discuss urgent patient care matters after hours with the hematologist on call, call the Boston Children’s Hospital Page Operator at 617-355-6363 and ask to page the hematologist on call.


  • Appointments, Referrals and Second Opinions

    Phone: 1-855-320-2091
    Meet the team: Our hematologists
  • Clinical Trials

    Through clinical trials and research, our Blood Disorders Center is continuously advancing the treatment of blood disorders in children. callout bg
  • Treating Blood Disorders

    At Dana-Farber/Boston Children's, your child will have access to a wide range of treatment options for blood disorders, including blood transfusions, surgery, advanced new medications and stem cell transplant.