Dr. Karen Kuhn Ballen MD Internist

Dr. Karen Ballen is an internist in Boston, Massachusetts and is affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. She received her medical degree from Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth and has been in practice for 24 years. She is one of 341 doctors at Massachusetts General Hospital who specialize in Internal Medicine.

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Specialty & Clinical Interests

Internist: General Internal Medicine

Hospital Affiliation

Massachusetts General Hospital

Education & Medical Training

Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
Residency, Internal Medicine, 1986 - 1989

Brigham and Women's Hospital
Fellowship, Hematology, 1989 - 1992

Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth
Class of 1986

Certifications & Licensure

American Board of Internal Medicine
Certified in Hematology

American Board of Internal Medicine
Certified in Internal Medicine

American Board of Internal Medicine
Certified in Medical Oncology

MA State Medical License
Active through 2014

Publications & Presentations

ATG for cord blood transplant: yes or no?
Ballen, K. K.

Reduced-intensity hematopoietic cell transplantation for patients with primary myelofibrosis: a cohort analysis from the center for international blood and marrow transplant research.
Gupta, V.,Malone, A. K.,Hari, P. N.,Ahn, K. W.,Hu, Z. H.,Gale, R. P.,Ballen, K. K.,Hamadani, M.,Olavarria, E.,Gerds, A. T.,Waller, E. K.,Costa, L. J.,Antin, J. H.,Kamble, R. T.,van Besien, K. M.,Savani, B. N.,Schouten, H. C.,Szer, J.,Cahn, J. Y.,de Lima, M. J.,Wirk, B.,Aljurf, M. D.,Popat, U.,Bejanyan, N.,Litzow, M. R.,Norkin, M.,Lewis, I. D.,Hale, G. A.,Woolfrey, A. E.,Miller, A. M.,Ustun, C.,Jagasia, M. H.,Lill, M.,Maziarz, R. T.,Cortes, J.,Kalaycio, M. E.,Saber, W.

A unique PML-RARĪ± rearrangement involving chromosomes 11, 15, and 17 in a patient with acute promyelocytic leukemia.
Sadrzadeh, H.,Kerr, D. A.,Dal Cin, P.,Lindeman, N. I.,Hasserjian, R. P.,Ballen, K. K.,Fathi, A. T.

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Insurances Accepted

  • Aetna Choice POS II
  • Aetna HMO
  • Anthem Blue Access PPO
  • Anthem Blue Preferred HMO
  • BCBS Blue Card PPO
  • BCBS Illinois PPO
  • BCBS Massachusetts Blue Care Elect PPO
  • BCBS Texas BlueChoice
  • CIGNA HMO
  • CIGNA Open Access
  • CIGNA PPO
  • First Health PPO
  • Great West PPO
  • Harvard Pilgrim HMO
  • Humana ChoiceCare Network PPO
  • Lovelace Health Plan PPO
  • Medical Mutual of Ohio SuperMed Plus
  • Medical Mutual of Ohio SuperMed POS
  • Multiplan PHCS PPO
  • Multiplan PPO
  • Tufts Health Plan PPO
  • UniCare PPO
  • United Healthcare - Direct Choice Plus POS
  • United Healthcare - Direct Options PPO
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