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    Mark W. Kieran, MD, PhD

    Mark W. Kieran, MD, PhD

    Top Doctor

    Clinical Director, Pediatric Brain Tumor Center

    Associate Professor of Pediatrics, Harvard Medical School


    Pediatric Brain Tumors

    Office phone: 617-632-4386
    Appointment phone: 617-632-4386
    Fax: 617-632-4897
    Email: mark_kieran@dfci.harvard.edu

    Preferred contact method: email
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    Pediatric Neuro-Oncologist

    Research Department

    Pediatric Oncology


    Neuro-oncology, Experimental therapies, Anti-angiogenesis, Phase I/Phase II trials

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


    Dr. Kieran received his PhD in 1983 from the University of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada, and his MD in 1986 from the University of Calgary. He completed postgraduate training in molecular biology at the Pasteur Institute in Paris. After a pediatric residency in Montreal, he received postdoctoral education at Children's Hospital Boston. In 1999, he became director of Pediatric Medical Neuro-Oncology at DFCI. He also works on angiogenesis in the laboratory of the late Dr. Judah Folkman.


    Board Certification
    Pediatric Hematology/Oncology, 1996, 2003
    Pediatrics, 1993

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

    Montreal Children's Hospital, McGill University

    Medical School
    University of Calgary Faculty of Medicine

    Recent Awards

    • Top Doctors in Boston, Boston Magazine, 2010
    • Appreciation Award, Childrens Cancer Hospital Egypt, 2009
    • Top Doctors in Boston, Boston Magazine, 2009
    • Letter of Appreciation, Seoul National University, Seoul, Korea, 2006
    • Triple Winner Award, Boston, MA, 2006
    • Nick Palmer Award and Lecture, London, UK, 2002