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Our Affiliations
HMS Affiliate

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

Our Affiliations

Vijay G. Sankaran, MD, PhD

  • Lodish Family Chair, Boston Children's Hospital
  • Physician
  • Associate Professor of Pediatrics, Harvard Medical School

Office Phone

  • 617-355-8246

Appointment Phone

  • 617-355-8246

Fax

  • 617-730-0641

General

Treatment Centers

Discipline

Clinical Interests

Anemia, Diamond-Blackfan anemia, Hematology, Hematopoiesis, Sickle cell disease, Thalassemia

Location

Background

Board Certifications

  • Pediatrics, 2014

Fellowship

  • Boston Children's Hospital/Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Pediatric Hematology/Oncology, 2015

Residency

  • Boston Combined Residency Program, Boston Children's Hospital/Boston Medical Center, Pediatrics, 2013

Internships

  • Boston Combined Residency Program, Boston Children's Hospital/Boston Medical Center, Pediatrics, 2011

Medical School

  • Harvard Medical School, 2010

Biography

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: http://bloodgenes.org.

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