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Our Affiliations
HMS Affiliate

Dana-Farber/Boston Children's is a teaching affiliate of Harvard Medical School.

Our Affiliations

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)


  • 617-632-4811


Treatment Centers


Clinical Interests

Acute myeloid leukemia, Hemophagocytic lymphohistiocytosis, Histiocytosis, Leukemias, Post-transplant lymphoproliferative disorder



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.