David Sweetser, M.D., Ph.D.

Physician Investigator (Cl)
Genetics Program, Mass General Research Institute
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics
Harvard Medical School
Pediatrics-Pediatric Hematology Oncology, Massachusetts General Hospital
MD Washington University 1989
acute; acute myeloid leukemia; core binding factor alpha 2 subunit; leukemia; leukemia myeloid; myeloid cells; myeloid leukemia; oncogene proteins fusion; receptor protein-tyrosine kinases

Dr. Sweetser received his B.S. in Biological Science with Honors from Stanford University in 1982, his M.D./Ph.D. at Washington University in St. Louis, followed by a Pediatric Residency at St. Louis Children’s Hospital, Clinical Genetics and Biochemical Genetics Fellowships at Washington University and the University of Washington in Seattle.

He then completed a postdoctoral fellowship with Richard Palmiter, and a Pediatric Hematology/Oncology Fellowship at Seattle Children’s Hospital. He started a Research Program in Leukemia Genetics at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center where he attended on the Bone Marrow Transplant Service prior to moving to Massachusetts General Hospital in 2003.

He continues clinical work in Pediatric Hematology/Oncology as well as in Medical Genetics and became Chief of the Division of Medical Genetics and Metabolism at Mass General in 2011.

Publications Clinical Profile

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