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Hematologists are doctors who specialize in the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of illnesses affecting the blood and bone marrow.

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A hematologist diagnoses and treats blood conditions.

  • This includes blood cancers, such as leukemia, Hodgkin's and non-Hodgkin's lymphomas and multiple myeloma.
  • Other common blood conditions are anemia, blood clots and bleeding disorders.

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Source: American Society of Hematology;
Reviewed by: Steven Bergeson, MD, medical director of care, Allina Health clinics; J Richard Sheely, MD, site lead, Allina Health Burnsville Clinic

First published: 5/12/2014
Last reviewed: 3/14/2007