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Jason M. Shohet, MD, PhD

Jason M. Shohet, MD, PhD

Associate Professor of Pediatrics
Chief, Pediatric Hematology/Oncology Division
Ali and John Pierce Chair in Pediatric Hematology/Oncology


Boston University School of Medicine
Baylor College of Medicine, Pediatric Residency
Baylor College of Medicine, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Fellowship Programs

Research Interests: Neuroblastoma Cancer Stem Cells
Peter E. Newburger MD

Peter E. Newburger, MD

Professor of Pediatrics and Molecular, Cell, and Cancer Biology
Vice Chair for Research, Department of Pediatrics

Education: Harvard Medical School
Children’s Hospital Boston, Pediatric Residency
Children’s Hospital Boston, Pediatric Hematology/Oncology Fellowship
Dana Farber Cancer Institute, Pediatric Hematology/Oncology Fellowship

Research Interests: Leukocyte disorders, molecular hematology, pediatric oncology
Neil J. Grossman MD

Neil J. Grossman, MD

Clinical Professor of Pediatrics

Education: Boston University School of Medicine
University of Maryland Medical Center, Pediatric Residency
University of Maryland Medical Center, Pediatric Hematology/Oncology Fellowship

Research Interests: Case management protocols, managed care, 
participation in clinical studies for hematology and oncology, 
Sickle Cell Disease 
G. Naheed Usmani, MD

G. Naheed Usmani, MD

Professor of Pediatrics

Education: King Edward Medical College
Mount Zion Hospital and Medical Center, Pediatric Residency
Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, Pediatric Hematology/Oncology Fellowship
New York Hospital/Cornell Medical Center, Pediatric Hematology Oncology Fellowship

Research Interests: Palliative care, pediatric hematology and oncology, 
survivorship, pediatric oncology in developing countries 
Jennifer Costa

Jennifer Costa, CPNP



Bachelors of Science in Nursing, Boston College
Masters of Science in Nursing - Pediatric Oncology, University of Pennsylvania
Member in the Association of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology Nurses (APHON)
Member of the Children’s Oncology Group (COG)

Research Interests: Jennifer has a passion for caring for children and their families. She especially enjoys her role as an educator, working with children and families to understand complicated information in terms they can better understand. She also works to facilitate communication within the multi-disciplinary team assuring that families’ concerns and questions are heard.