Barbara A. Degar, MD

Medical Director, Inpatient Oncology

Institute Physician

Assistant Professor in Pediatrics, Harvard Medical School
Office Phone: 617-632-5186
Appointment Phone: 888-733-4662 (new), 617-632-3270 (established)
Fax: 617-632-4811
Preferred Contact Method: office phone


Treatment Centers
Pediatric Hematology/Oncology
Clinical Interests
Acute myeloid leukemia, Hemophagocytic lymphohistiocytosis, Histiocytosis, Leukemias, Post-transplant lymphoproliferative disorder


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


Board Certifications
Pediatric Hematology/Oncology, 2005
Pediatrics, 2001
Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, Pediatric Bone Marrow Transplantation
Yale University School of Medicine, Pediatric Hematology/Oncology, 1998
Yale-New Haven Children's Hospital, Department of Pediatrics, 1994
Medical School
New York University School of Medicine, 1991
Dr. Degar received her medical degree from New York University School of Medicine in 1991. She subsequently completed her residency in Pediatrics at the Yale-New Haven Medical Center and her fellowship in Pediatric Hematology and Oncology at the Yale University School of Medicine in New Haven, Conn. She is an attending physician in the Jimmy Fund Clinic and at Children's Hospital Boston. Her clinical research interests are focused on acute myelogenous leukemia and the histiocytic syndromes.

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As a teaching affiliate of Harvard Medical School, our physicians are passing on their expertise to the next generation of pediatric hematologists and oncologists.