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Akiko Shimamura | Education

Medical School

University of Rochester

1991, Rochester, NY


Johns Hopkins Hospital

1994, Baltimore, MD


Boston Children’s Hospital and Dana Farber Cancer Institute

1997, Boston, MA

Akiko Shimamura | Professional History

Dr. Shimamura serves as an expert for the Department of Medicine for Boston Children's Hospital Precision Medicine Service. For more information about the Precision Medicine Service please visit

Akiko Shimamura | Publications

Children with rare disorders, such as bone marrow failure and MDS, deserve the same level of medical care and the same chance to live a healthy life as children with more common disorders. We are striving to identify the causes of bone marrow failure and MDS to develop better treatments for these disorders. We partner with the patient, the family, and the referring physicians to work together as a team to develop and implement an individualized medical plan. My research spans basic scientific studies and clinical studies with the goal of improving the diagnosis and treatment of patients with bone marrow failure and MDS. Our patients benefit from access to the exciting scientific and clinical advances and cutting edge technologies developed by researchers at Harvard.