Alex Kentsis, MD, PhD

Alex Kentsis, MD, PhD

Pediatric Oncologist

Clinical Expertise

Leukemias and Refractory Tumors in Children and Young Adults

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About Me


MD, Mount Sinai School of Medicine


Medicine - Boston Children's Hospital


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

Board Certifications

Pediatrics; Pediatric Hematology/Oncology

I am a pediatric oncologist who treats children and young adults with leukemias and refractory solid tumors.

In particular, I am interested in developing treatments that maximize the success of currently available therapies and devising new therapies that are precise, curative, and safe.

My research takes advantage of modern technologies to improve our understanding of the biologic causes of blood and solid tumors. Together with colleagues, I have made discoveries about new therapeutic targets in cancer cells, mechanisms by which cancer cells can evade new treatments, and improved strategies to overcome treatment resistance, leading to new clinical trials for patients. This work has been recognized by the Scholar Award from the American Society of Hematology, Clinical Investigator Award from the Damon Runyon Cancer Research Foundation, Young Investigator Award from the Society for Pediatric Research, and the St. Baldrick’s Arceci Innovation Award.


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Research and Publications

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