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December 2016


Amy Sobota, MD MPH, is an Assistant Professor at the Boston University School of Medicine and an attending physician in pediatric hematology/oncology at Boston Medical Center. Dr. Sobota obtained her undergraduate degree from Harvard and Radcliffe colleges, and then spent three years volunteering with Habitat for Humanity in southern Africa before returning home and enrolling in medical school. She graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Medicine and completed her pediatric residency at Children's National Medical Center in Washington DC where she was selected to serve as Pediatric Chief Resident. Dr. Sobota pursued fellowship training in pediatric hematology and oncology at Boston Children's Hospital/Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. During her final year of clinical fellowship she was accepted into the Harvard Pediatric Health Services Research Fellowship which culminated in an MPH degree from the Harvard School of Public Health. Dr. Sobota then joined the faculty at Boston Medical Center where her clinical and research work focus on non-malignant hematology with an emphasis on sickle cell disease. She was part of a 4-year effort under a HRSA funded grant to improve the care of patients with sickle cell disease and trait.

Her research focuses on improving the transition from pediatric to adult care for adolescents with sickle cell disease, a vulnerable and undeserved population. Dr. Sobota directs the Sickle Cell Disease Transition Clinic at Boston Medical Center, one of only a few such programs in the country which gives patients the opportunity to get to know their adult provider prior to transfer. She has presented her work at national meetings and in publication, and has been asked to contribute to transition work for both the American Society of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology and the American Society of Hematology. Dr. Sobota was awarded a 2-year Harvard Blood Scholars grant in 2013 and was just selected as an American Society of Hematology Scholar for 2016. Her future work will focus on the development of interventions to improve transition readiness for youth with sickle cell disease.

View Dr. Sobota's articles in PubMed