Alexander Boucher, MD

Assistant Professor, Department of Pediatrics

Alexander Boucher

Contact Info

bouch070@umn.edu

Office Address:
Pediatric Hematology/Oncology
A529 Mayo
420 Delaware Street SE
Minneapolis, MN 55455

Mailing Address:
Pediatric Hematology/Oncology
MMC 484 Mayo
420 Delaware St SE
Minneapolis, MN 55455

Administrative Assistant Name
Lynn Levercom Wodziak

Administrative Phone
612-626-2778

Administrative Email
lleverco@umn.edu

Administrative Fax Number
612-626-2815

MD, University of Tennessee College of Medicine, Memphis, TN

Residency in Internal Medicine-Pediatrics, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN

Fellowship in Pediatric Hematology-Oncology, Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, OH

Summary

Dr. Boucher graduated from the University of Tennessee College of Medicine. He then completed his Internal Medicine/Pediatrics Residency at the University of Minnesota, followed by his pediatric hematology/oncology fellowship at the Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center. He is a member of Alpha Omega Alpha and is board-certified in Internal Medicine and Pediatrics and is currently board-eligible for pediatric hematology/oncology.

He joined the University of Minnesota faculty as assistant professor of pediatric hematology in the Department of Pediatrics in 2019. He holds a joint appointment in the Department of Internal Medicine. He takes care of patients with a wide range of non-malignant hematologic disorders. His specific interests include inherited hemoglobinopathies, especially sickle cell disease, as well as bleeding and clotting disorders. In the Department of Internal Medicine, his care will be focused on adolescents and young adults with sickle cell disease and the transition process. Dr. Boucher is engaged in clinical research in the areas of sickle cell disease and the pharmacology of various hematologic therapies.

Research

Publications

Hemoglobin Southampton complicated by cerebral ischemia, moyamoya, and hydroxyurea-induced methemoglobinemia. Boucher AA, Gurunathan A, Taylor JM, Ricci KW, Vadivelu S, Quinn CT. Am J Hematol. 2019 Aug;94(8):949-954. doi: 10.1002/ajh.25509. Epub 2019 Jun 7. No abstract available. PMID: 31095774

Thrombopoietin Contributes to Extreme Thrombocytosis After Pediatric Pancreatectomy With Islet Autotransplantation. Gurria JP, Boucher AA, Hornung L, Palumbo JS, Badia P, Luchtman-Jones L, Abu-El-Haija M, Lin TK, Nathan JD. Pancreas. 2019 May/Jun;48(5):652-655. doi: 10.1097/MPA.0000000000001313. PMID: 31091211

Aspirin in childhood acute ischemic stroke: The evidence for treatment and efficacy testing. Boucher AA, Taylor JM, Luchtman-Jones L.Pediatr Blood Cancer. 2019 Jun;66(6):e27665. doi: 10.1002/pbc.27665. Epub 2019 Feb 14. Review. PMID: 30762284

Limitations of HLH-2004 criteria in distinguishing malignancy-associated hemophagocytic lymphohistiocytosis. Gurunathan A, Boucher AA, Mark M, Prus KM, O'Brien MM, Breese EH, Mizukawa BE, Absalon MJ, Nelson AS, Jordan MB, Grimley MS, Lorsbach RB, Rotz SJ, Mathanda R, Kumar AR. Pediatr Blood Cancer. 2018 Dec;65(12):e27400. doi: 10.1002/pbc.27400. Epub 2018 Oct 1. PMID: 30272386

Utilization trends and safety of intravenous iron replacement in pediatric specialty care: A large retrospective cohort study. Boucher AA, Pfeiffer A, Bedel A, Young J, McGann PT. Pediatr Blood Cancer. 2018 Jun;65(6):e26995. doi: 10.1002/pbc.26995. Epub 2018 Jan 25. PMID: 29369486

Successful liver transplantation for homozygous protein C deficiency with a type II mutation using a heterozygous living related donor. Boucher AA, Luchtman-Jones L, Nathan JD, Palumbo JS. Am J Hematol. 2018 Mar;93(3):462-466. doi: 10.1002/ajh.24998. Epub 2018 Jan 25. No abstract available. PMID: 29218739

Long-term outcomes after allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplantation for metachromatic leukodystrophy: the largest single-institution cohort report. Boucher AA, Miller W, Shanley R, Ziegler R, Lund T, Raymond G, Orchard PJ. Orphanet J Rare Dis. 2015 Aug 7;10:94. doi: 10.1186/s13023-015-0313-y. PMID: 26245762 

Clinical

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Pediatrics
  • American Board of Internal Medicine