Vijay G. Sankaran, MD, PhD

Lodish Family Chair, Boston Children's Hospital


Associate Professor of Pediatrics, Harvard Medical School
Office Phone: 617-355-8246
Appointment Phone: 617-355-8246
Fax: 617-730-0641
Preferred Contact Method: appointment phone


Treatment Centers
Pediatric Hematology/Oncology
Clinical Interests
Anemia, Diamond-Blackfan anemia, Hematology, Hematopoiesis, Sickle cell disease, Thalassemia


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


Board Certifications
Pediatrics, 2014
Boston Children's Hospital/Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Pediatric Hematology/Oncology, 2015
Boston Combined Residency Program, Boston Children's Hospital/Boston Medical Center, Pediatrics, 2013
Boston Combined Residency Program, Boston Children's Hospital/Boston Medical Center, Pediatrics
Medical School
Harvard Medical School, 2010

Dr. Sankaran is a physician-scientist focused on caring for patients with non-malignant hematologic disorders with a special interest in diseases of red blood cell production and hemoglobin disorders. Dr. Sankaran’s laboratory uses human genetics to understand blood cell production, hemoglobin gene regulation, and how this goes awry in disease. Dr. Sankaran’s laboratory website is:

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