Raphael, Robert I., MD

Robert Raphael


Pediatric Hematology-Oncology

Associate Director, Fellowship Program

Associate Director, Survivors of Childhood Cancer Program

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Clinical Specialties

Cancer, tumors, sarcoma, chemotherapy, targeted therapy, brain and spinal cord tumors, pediatric oncology, hepatoblastoma, wilms tumor blood and bone marrow cancers, blood disorders, anemia, clotting disorders, sickle cell disease, hemophilia, leukemia and lymphoma, hodgkins and non-hodgkins, stem cell transplantation


Board Certification
  • Pediatric Hematology/Oncology, Pediatrics


Medical School

University of California San Diego School of Medicine, CA


Children's Hospital & Research Center Oakland, CA
(Pediatric Hematology Oncology)


University of California San Diego Children's Hospital, CA


University of California San Diego Medical Center, CA

Clinic Locations

My Work

About Me

Dr. Raphael is an experienced hematologist/oncologist who has several key roles in our division. He is an Associate Director of the Hematology/Oncology Fellowship Program and chairs the education and curriculum committee. He recently became the Associate Director of the Survivors of Childhood Cancer Program working closely with Dr. Feusner. He is on the teaching faculty at the University of Nevada at Reno, School of Medicine. He has received repeated patient care awards at BCHO.

Selected publications:

  1. Raphael RI, Vichinsky E. "Pathophysiology and current treatment of sickle cell disease." Clinical Advances in Hematology & Oncology, 2005 Jun; 3(6): 492-505
  2. Walters MC, Raphael, RI. "Hematopoietic cell transplantation for sickle cell disease." Renaissance of Sickle Cell Disease Research in the Genome Era, Betty S. Pace, Ed. Imperial College Press, 2007.
  3. Chu Julia MD, Guo Hua, Raphael Robert MD, Torkildson J, Vichinsky E, Hastings CA. "Disseminated juvenile xanthogranuloma culminating in bone marrow failure and death." [Abstract]. Pediatric Blood & Cancer. 2011;56(6):930.
  4. Nahal Lalefar and Robert Raphael: “Thrombotic disorders.” Supportive Care in Pediatric Oncology: A Practical Evidence-Based Approach, James H. Feusner, Caroline A. Hastings, Anurag K. Agrawal, Eds. Springer Berlin Heidelberg, 2015
  5. Dina Hankin, Robert Raphael and James Feusner: “Long-term Follow-up for Young Adult Survivors of Pediatric Cancer: Successful Transition of Care” Psycho-Oncology, March 2016; 25(S2): 148. Abstract presented at American Psychological Oncology Society 13th Annual Conference, San Diego, CA, March 2016
  6. Hastings C, Torkildson J, Raphael R. Intrathecal Hydroxy-Propyl-Beta-Cyclodextrin Reverses Hearing Loss in Identical Twin Girls with Niemann-Pick Type C Disease. Mol Gen Metabolism. 2012;105(2):S34