Laurence Alan Boxer MD

Professor, Pediatrics
Pediatric Hematology/Oncology, Pediatrics
Clinical Interests:

Dr. Boxer has had a life-long professional interest in clinical disorders of the neutrophil such as chronic granulomatous disease, as well as the diagnosis and therapy of chronic neutropenias. He also has expertise in the diagnosis and treatment of anemias, thrombocytopenia, and aplastic anemia.

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U of M Pediatric Hematology/Oncology

C.S. Mott Children's Hospital
1540 E. Hospital Dr., Level 7, Reception C
Ann Arbor

U of M Pediatric Hematology Oncology

CS Mott Children's Hospital Floor 7
1540 E Hospital Dr SPC 4257
Ann Arbor


Medical School or Training

  • Stanford University School of Medicine, 1966


  • Yale-New Haven Hospital - Medical Staff Office, Pediatrics, CT, 1968

  • Stanford Medical Center School of Medicine, Pediatrics, CA, 1969


  • Hematology, Children's Hospital Medical Center, 1974

Professional Organizations

  • Fellow, American Association for the Advancement of Science

  • Fellow American College of Physicians

  • Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics

Board Certification

  • Pediatrics

  • Pediatric Hematology-Oncology


Through his interest in neutropenia, Dr. Boxer has been one of the founders of the Severe Chronic Neutropenia International Registry and is one of the executive officers of the Registry. The Registry is involved in monitoring the treatment of patients with severe chronic neutropenia including those with severe congenital neutropenias, cyclic neutropenias, and severe chronic idiopathic neutropenias, response to G-CSF. The Registry is also interested in the outcome of patients who have undergone a stem cell transplant for treatment of neutropenia or leukemia, or those patients with severe congenital neutropenia who develop leukemia.


Dr. Laurence Boxer is a graduate of Stanford University Medical School. He completed a residency in pediatrics at Yale New Haven Hospital and Stanford University and served
as chief of pediatric hematology/oncology at Tripler Army Medical Center in Honolulu, Hawaii. Dr. Boxer then completed a fellowship in pediatric hematology/oncology at the Children's Hospital Medical Center in Boston (Harvard University) and served as an instructor in pediatrics at Harvard University. In 1975, he was appointed assistant professor of pediatrics at Indiana University and rose through the ranks to professor. In 1982, Dr. Boxed joined the faculty of the University of Michigan as professor and director
of the Division of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology. Dr. Boxer is nationally recognized for his research in granulocyte cell biology and disorders of granulocyte function and number.