Dr. Howard J. Weinstein, M.D. was recruited to MassGeneral in1996 to serve as the Chief of Division of Pediatric Hematology-Oncology. Prior to coming to MGH he completed a fellowship in Pediatric Hematology and Oncology at Boston Children’s Hospital and the Dana Farber Cancer Institute and served as the Clinical Director of the Pediatric Oncology Ward and the Bone Marrow Transplant Service at Boston Children’s Hospital from 1980 to 1994. He was honored to be selected as the first R. Alan Ezekowitz Professor of Pediatrics at Harvard Medical School in 2006. Dr. Weinstein has published more than 150 scholarly articles and book chapters with primary research interests in acute leukemia and malignant lymphoma in children. He has been recognized for his expertise and compassionate care with patients and families and named “Top Doc” by Boston Magazine each year from 2008-2013. He was honored by the MGH Cancer Center’s One Hundred in 2012 and was the recipient of the MGH Brian McGovern Award for Excellence in Clinical Care in 2016. He enjoys teaching medical students, residents, and fellows and has won several teaching awards from the residents of the MassGeneral Hospital for Children. In 2015, Dr. Weinstein joined the Center for Global Health at Mass. General Hospital and has been working with colleagues at MGH and in Uganda to help develop a comprehensive childhood cancer program at the Mbarara Regional Referral Hospital . The childhood cancer program in Mbarara has had significant growth during the past several years with more than a doubling of new referrals and a Ugandan trained pediatric oncologist and staff of well trained pediatric oncology nurses.
Dr. Weinstein is an avid athlete who enjoys running, biking and tennis. He is founder and Team Captain of the Mass. General Hospital Boston Marathon Team “Fighting Kids Cancer. . . One Step at a Time”. Since 1998, the Team has raised over 15 million dollars to support the childhood cancer program at MassGeneral Hospital for Children. Some of the funds raised during the past few years have supported the childhood cancer program in Mbarara.