Jennifer Krajewski, M.D. has served the Pediatric Blood and Bone Marrow Transplantation Program at Hackensack Meridian Health Hackensack University Medical Center since 2010. Her primary interest is in the use of allogeneic transplantation for sickle cell anemia. Board-certified in both general pediatrics and pediatric hematology/oncology, Dr. Krajewski conducts research and publishes in her field.
Her current research includes two investigator-initiated Hackensack University Medical Center protocols for reduced intensity stem cell transplant in sickle cell patients two through 30 years old. Dr. Krajewski is a member of the Sickle Cell Transplant Alliance for Research (STAR), an international organization created to investigate the best way to use stem cell transplants to cure sickle cell disease. She was recently appointed co-chair of the STAR Advocacy Education Outreach Committee.
She co-authored a review article on the use of stem cell transplantation as a cure for sickle cell anemia, published in the journal Bone Marrow Transplantation in 2012. She also served as a co-investigator in a quality improvement project examining the role of a treatment pathway for pediatric sickle cell patients presenting in the Emergency Department with vaso-occlusive crisis. The results were published in in the journal Pediatric Blood and Cancer in 2013.
Dr. Krajewski earned her medical degree at Finch University of Health Sciences/The Chicago Medical School. She completed her general pediatric residency at Children’s National Medical Center in Washington, DC. During this time, she developed a palliative care education curriculum for residents. She completed her fellowship in pediatric hematology/oncology at Columbia University Medical Center in New York City, serving as co-chief fellow during her third year. She was awarded the best translational research prize at Columbia for her basic science research on NOTCH signaling in neuroblastoma.
Along with STAR, her professional affiliations include: Alpha Omega Alpha, the American Society of Blood and Marrow Transplantation, and the Pediatric Blood and Marrow Consortium.
Dr. Krajewski is inspired by her patients and their families. She is motivated by making it possible to offer bone marrow transplant as a cure for all sickle cell patients so that they don’t have to live with this severe life-altering disease.