Mark W. Kieran, MD, PhD

Director, Pediatric Medical Neuro-Oncology
Institute Physician
Associate Professor of Pediatrics, Harvard Medical School
Office Phone: 617-632-4386
Appointment Phone: 617-632-2680
Fax: 617-632-4897
Preferred Contact Method: email


Treatment Centers
Clinical Interests
Neuro-oncology, Experimental therapies, Anti-angiogenesis, Phase 1/Phase 2 trials


Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
450 Brookline Avenue
Boston, MA  02215


Board Certifications
Pediatric Hematology/Oncology, 1996, 2003, 2013
Pediatrics, 1993
Boston Children's Hospital/Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Pediatric Hematology/Oncology
Montreal Children's Hospital, McGill University
Medical School
University of Calgary Faculty of Medicine

Dr. Kieran received his PhD in 1983 from the University of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada, and his MD in 1986 from the University of Calgary. He completed postgraduate training in molecular biology at the Pasteur Institute in Paris. After a pediatric residency in Montreal at McGill University, he received postdoctoral education at Boston Children’s Hospital (BCH). In 1998, he became director of Pediatric Medical Neuro-Oncology at Dana-Farber/Boston Children’s. In addition to his role in the treatment of patients with brain tumors and the development of novel agents for the treatment of recurrent tumors, he continues to focus his laboratory efforts on angiogenesis agents from work he started in the laboratory of the late Dr. Judah Folkman.

Video: Meet Mark W. Kieran

Mark Kieran, MD, PhD, explains how the multidisciplinary team of specialists at Dana-Farber/Boston Children's come together to deliver specialized care for each child.

Mark Kieran, MD, PhD, describes different types of brain tumors in children and how we treat them.

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