Anemia and RBC Disorders
Meet our team
Our experienced and compassionate care team includes hematologists with extensive expertise in the treatment of anemias and red blood cell disorders. Our program also includes designated mid-level providers who specialize in the treatment of anemias, hemoglobinopathies and red blood cell disorders.
Matthew M. Heeney, MD
Heeney has worked at the Dana-Farber/Children’s Hospital Cancer Center since 2002 and specializes in non-malignant hematology, including sickle cell disease, inherited iron disorder and other anemias. He is director of the Hematology Clinical Program and Sickle Cell Program and is also an assistant professor of Pediatrics at Harvard Medical School.
Ellis J. Neufeld, MD, PhD
Neufeld is an experienced pediatric hematologist and an associate chief of the Division of Hematology/Oncology. He is also the director of the Thalassemia Program and a Professor of Pediatrics at Harvard Medical School. He has expertise in the treatment of bleeding and clotting disorders including ITP, thalassemia and thrombosis.
Samuel E. Lux, IV, MD
Lux is a pediatric hematologist with extensive expertise in anemias and red blood cell disorders. He is vice chair of Children’s Research Division, vice chair for Science in the Department of Medicine and director of the Internship Selection Committee. His research focuses on anemias, particularly spherocytosis and other membrane disorders of red blood cells. In addition, he is a professor of Pediatrics at Harvard Medical School. Dr. Lux is an editor of Blood: Principles and Practice of Hematology, a comprehensive textbook of hematology.
Alan D. Michelson, MD
Michelson is a hematologist at Children’s and an expert in platelet disorders, bleeding disorders and clotting disorders. He is the director of the Thrombosis Program and Anticoagulation Service and the Center for Platelet Research Studies. He completed his medical training in Australia before coming to work at Children’s. Michelson is the author of Platelets, a comprehensive textbook on platelet biology.
Jennifer Braunstein, MS, PNP
Jennifer is a pediatric nurse practitioner and has worked in the Hematology/Oncology Program for the past 8 years. She has been at Children’s for 20 years. She specializes in the treatment of rare anemias including thalassemia, Diamond-Blackfan anemia, and MDS. In addition, she oversees the clinical safety and quality research for the patients in the Hematology program.