Phoenix Children's Hospital

1919 East Thomas Road
Phoenix, AZ 85016
+1 602-933-0920

Phoenix Children's Hospital, Arizona’s only children’s hospital recognized by US News and World Report’s Best Children’s Hospitals ranking, has provided hope, healing and the best healthcare for children since it was born in 1983. Phoenix Children’s has quickly grown to become one of the largest children’s hospitals in the country, providing care across more than 75 pediatric specialties, including world-class inpatient, outpatient, trauma, emergency and urgent care to children and families in Arizona and throughout the Southwest. To meet the needs of Arizona’s growing community, Phoenix Children's continues to expand, adding new physicians, staff, programs and facilities. The Hospital is poised for continued growth in quality patient care, research and medical education. At each location, in each doctor, nurse, technician, staff member and volunteer, you’ll see the difference in a Hospital that’s 100% for children.

Research Team

Principal Investigator

Jessica Boklan, MD

Director, Clinical Research, Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders
Director, Early Drug Development Program
Director, Bone Marrow Failure Program
Co-Director, Leukemia and Lymphoma Program

Dr. Boklan received her Bachelor of Arts in Biochemical Sciences from Harvard University and her Medical Degree from New York University School of Medicine. After completing a residency in pediatrics at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, she did her fellowship training in pediatric hematology-oncology at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center and New York Hospital. Dr. Boklan now works at Phoenix Children’s Hospital, where she serves as the Director of Clinical Research at the Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders, Director of the Early Drug Development Program, Director of the Bone Marrow Failure Program, and Co-Director of the Leukemia and Lymphoma Program.  Dr. Boklan’s clinical interests include caring for patients with leukemia, sub-specializing in myeloid leukemias. She is active in developing clinical trials using novel therapeutics for patient who do not respond to standard available treatments. In addition to leukemia, Dr. Boklan specializes in bone marrow failure syndromes, including uncovering inherited genetic predispositions.

"Many children who have not responded to previous therapies have benefited greatly from the new, cutting-edge treatments made available to them through POETIC clinical trials."

-Dr. Jessica Boklan

Dr. Boklan's research team at Phoenix Children's Hospital

The Phoenix Children's Hospital campus in Arizona.

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