Appointments and Second Opinions

Speak with one of our New Patient Coordinators to schedule an appointment, refer a patient or request a second opinion. In urgent cases, we can typically see new patients within 24 hours.

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We sponsor and collaborate on clinical trials that break new ground in pediatric cancer and blood disorder treatment. 

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Our Affiliations
HMS Affiliate

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

Our Affiliations

Joelle Straehla, MD

  • Physician
  • Instructor in Pediatrics, Harvard Medical School

Appointment Phone

  • 617-632-3270 (Established Pediatric Patients)
  • 888-733-4662 (New Pediatric Patients)


  • 617-632-4410


Treatment Centers


Clinical Interests

Drug delivery strategies, Novel therapeutics



Board Certifications

  • Pediatrics, 2016


  • Dana-Farber/Boston Children's Cancer and Blood Disorders Center, Pediatric Hematology/Oncology, 2019


  • University of Washington/Seattle Children's Hospital, 2016

Medical School

  • Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, 2013


Dr. Straehla studies novel drug delivery strategies for the treatment of pediatric brain tumors. Her research aims to improve the delivery of therapeutic agents across the blood-brain barrier and into tumors while minimizing damage to the developing brain.

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