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    Stuart H. Orkin, MD

    Stuart H. Orkin, MD

    Chair, Pediatric Oncology
    Associate Chief, Division of Hematology/Oncology, Boston Children's Hospital

    David G. Nathan Professor of Pediatrics, Harvard Medical School


    Pediatric Hematologic Malignancies

    Office phone: 617-355-7910
    Appointment phone: 877-332-4294
    Fax: 617-632-4367
    Email: stuart_orkin@dfci.harvard.edu

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    Pediatric Hematology/Oncology

    Research Department

    Pediatric Oncology


    Pediatric hematology/oncology

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


    Dr. Orkin received his MD in 1972 from Harvard Medical School, followed by postdoctoral research at the National Institutes of Health and clinical training in pediatrics and hematology-oncology at Children's Hospital Boston and DFCI, where he joined the faculty in 1978. Dr. Orkin is a Howard Hughes Medical Institute Investigator. Over the past decade, his laboratory has defined critical nuclear regulators of hematopoiesis.


    Boston Children's Hospital, Pediatric Hematology/Oncology, 1978

    Boston Children's Hospital, Pediatrics, 1976

    Medical School
    Harvard Medical School, 1972

    Recent Awards

    • AAMC Award for Distinguished Research in Medical Sciences, 2005
    • Warren Alpert Foundation Prize, 1993
    • Member, American Academy of Arts and Sciences, 1992
    • Member, Institute of Medicine, 1992
    • Member, National Academy of Sciences, 1991
    • Dameshek Award, American Society of Hematology, 1986