Alyssa Kennedy, MD, PhD


Instructor in Pediatrics, Harvard Medical School
Office Phone: 617-632-3270
Fax: 617-632-4410


Treatment Centers
Pediatric Hematology/Oncology
Clinical Interests
Acute myeloid leukemia, Myelodysplastic syndromes (MDS), Pediatric bone marrow failure


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


Board Certifications
Pediatrics, 2017
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and Boston Children's Hospital, 2018
Boston Children's Hospital/Boston Medical Center, Pediatrics, 2015
Medical School
Drexel University College of Medicine, 2012
My research focuses on pediatric bone marrow failure-associated MDS and AML. I currently work in the lab of Akiko Shimamura, MD, PhD and am studying the somatic mutations that develop over time in patients with bone marrow failure syndromes. My hope is to better understand which mutations cause cancer in this group of patients with bone marrow failure and how to better diagnose and treat pediatric patients with these diseases.

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