Jill de Jong, MD, PhD

Pediatric Hematology & Oncology (Pediatric Cancer) | More

Associate Professor of Pediatrics Co-Director, Fellowship Program
Associate Director, Fellowship Program

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Jill de Jong, MD, PhD, treats children with all types of cancers and blood diseases, as well as hematopoietic stem cell transplant patients. She has specialized expertise in: autoimmune blood diseases, such as autoimmune hemolytic anemia, autoimmune neutropenia, immune thrombocytopenia purpura and Evans syndrome; in addition to hemoglobinopathies, such as thalassemia (alpha, beta, and delta), and bleeding and clotting disorders.

Dr. de Jong's research focuses on hematopoietic stem cells and understanding the genes that can cause leukemia. She is developing novel strategies to discover new regulatory mechanisms that drive normal hematopoietic stem cells, and to understand how those mechanisms can lead to leukemia when they function abnormally. Dr. de Jong’s research is currently funded by the National Institutes of Health. She also has many published research articles and chapter reviews.

Areas of Expertise

  • Anemias
  • Immunodeficiency
  • Bleeding Disorders
  • Autoimmune Blood Diseases
  • Coagulation Disorders
  • Benign Hematology
  • Hemoglobinopathies
  • Sickle Cell Disease
  • Hematopoietic Malignancies
  • Pediatric Stem Cell Transplant

Medical Education

  • University of Wisconsin Medical School


  • Boston Children's Hospital


  • Boston Children's Hospital


  • Dana-Farber Cancer Institute

Memberships & Medical Societies

  • International Society for Stem Cell Research
  • American Society of Hematology
  • Aetna POS
  • Aetna HMO
  • Aetna PPO
  • BCBS Blue Precision HMO
  • Cigna HMO
  • Cigna POS
  • Cigna PPO
  • CountyCare
  • Coventry Health Plan PPO
  • Great West PPO
  • Illinicare*
  • Medicare
  • Multiplan PPO
  • United Choice / Choice Plus
  • United Options (PPO)
  • United Select (HMO & EPO)
  • United W500 Emergent Wrap
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At a Glance

Practicing Since1999

Board Certifications

  • Pediatrics
  • Pediatric Hematology and Oncology

Languages Spoken

  • English