Alexander Boucher

Associate Professor & Fellowship Program Director, Division of Pediatric Hematology and Oncology
Associate Professor, Department of Medicine, Division of Hematology, Oncology and Transplantation
Director, Pediatric and Adult Sickle Cell Programs
Associate Program Director, Hematology-Focused Fellowship Training Program (Adult Fellowship)
Faculty, Department of Pediatrics


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, is board-certified in Internal Medicine, Pediatrics, and 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 Medicine. His specific interests include inherited hemoglobinopathies, especially sickle cell disease (SCD) and thalassemia, and addressing diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) issues in clinical care. He sees pediatric patients with a wide range of hematologic disorders including red cell disorders, cytopenias, and marrow failure disorders.

In the Department of Medicine, he directs the SCD program with a focus on addressing care gaps for adolescents and young adults with SCD and other red cell disorders. In doing so, his goal is to build a lifespan approach to red cell disorders, particularly SCD, and strengthen our clinical care approach and research expansion.

Dr. Boucher's research includes improving patient-centered outcomes and community awareness for individuals with hemoglobinopathies like SCD and thalassemias. He also conducts research focused on addressing health inequities in clinical care, hematologic and otherwise. He is engaged in medical education for non-malignant hematology and in curriculum development around social determinants of health.

Research Summary

Bleed and Clotting Disorders Anemia Platelet disorders Sickle Cell Disorder Thalassemia

Clinical Summary

Bleed and Clotting Disorders; Anemia; Platelet disorders; Sickle Cell Disorder; Thalassemia


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

Fellowships, Residencies, and Visiting Engagements

Residency in Internal Medicine-Pediatrics,
University of Minnesota
Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States
Fellowship in Pediatric Hematology-Oncology,
Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center
Cincinnati, Ohio, United States

Licensures and Certifications

American Board of Internal Medicine
Pediatric Hematology/Oncology, American Board of Pediatrics
Pediatrics, American Board of Pediatrics

Honors and Recognition

M Physicians Clinical Excellence Honor, M Physicians (2022)
Minnesota Monthly "Top Doctor", Minnesota Monthly Magazine
Minneapolis - St. Paul “Top Doctors, Rising Star Edition”, Minneapolis - St. Paul Magazine
Minneapolis - St. Paul “Top Doctors”, Minneapolis - St. Paul Magazine



Pediatric Hematology-Oncology
Mayo Mail Code 484
420 Delaware Street SE
Minneapolis, MN 55455

Administrative Contact

Abby Wenninger, MPH
Administrative Associate, Division of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology
University of Minnesota Medical School - Twin Cities
Email: | Office: Mayo A547
Administrative Fax Number: 612-624-3913