Yana Pikman, MD

Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Harvard Medical School; Investigator, Hematological Malignancy Disease Center; Attending Physician, Pediatric Oncology; Dana-Farber/Boston Children’s Cancer and Blood Disorders Center
Dr. Pikman is a pediatric oncologist at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and leads research investigation in the field of pediatric leukemia with a focus on implementation of precision medicine and development of novel targeted therapy approaches for treatment of pediatric patients with leukemia. Dr. Pikman was born in Kharkiv, Ukraine (then part of the Soviet Union) and her family immigrated to the United States when she was a child. Growing up in the Russian-speaking immigrant community of Brooklyn, NY, and still with close family connections to Kharkiv and Ukraine, the war in Ukraine really hit home. Dr. Pikman has worked with her family to send supplies to Ukraine. She has been volunteering with St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital as part of an effort to evacuate children with cancer out of Ukraine and establish their continued cancer care in Europe and beyond. She is happy to join the HUG group to continue broad efforts in supporting Ukraine.