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Joanna Gell, MD

Practice Name Connecticut Children's Specialty Group



BS, University of Vermont, 2005
MD, University of Vermont, 2010


Pediatrics, Medical University of South Carolina Children’s Hospital, 2010-2013


Pediatric Hematology Oncology, University of California Los Angeles Mattel Children’s Hospital , 2013-2016

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Pediatrics Hematology/Oncology
  • American Board of Pediatrics General Pediatrics
  • Faculty Appointment

    Assistant Professor in the Department of Pediatrics of the University of Connecticut School of Medicine

    Clinical Expertise

    Joanna Gell, MD, is a pediatric hematologist/oncologist in the Center for Cancer & Blood Disorders at Connecticut Children’s. Dr. Gell’s clinical and research interests include germ cell tumors, germ cell biology/development, and stem cells. 

    Selected Publications

    • Gell JJ, Clark AT. Restoring Fertility with Human Induced Pluripotent Stem Cells: Are We There Yet? Cell Stem Cell. 2018 Dec 6;23(6):777-779. doi: 10.1016/j.stem.2018.11.003. PubMed PMID: 30526878.

    • Gell JJ, Zhao J, Chen D, Hunt TJ, Clark AT. PRDM14 is expressed in germ cell tumors with constitutive overexpression altering human germline differentiation and proliferation.Stem Cell Res. 2018 Mar;27:46-56. doi: 10.1016/j.scr.2017.12.016. Epub 2018 Jan 4. PubMed PMID: 29324254; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC5858915.

    • Chen D, Gell JJ, Tao Y, Sosa E, Clark AT. Modeling human infertility with pluripotent stem cells. Stem Cell Res. 2017 May;21:187-192. doi: 10.1016/j.scr.2017.04.005. Epub 2017 Apr 13. Review. PubMed PMID: 28431857; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC5498156.

    • Truscott L, Gell J, Chang VY, Lee H, Strom SP, Pillai R, Sisk A, Martinez-Agosto JA, Anderson M, Federman N. Novel association of familial testicular germ cell tumor and autosomal dominant polycystic kidney disease with PKD1 mutation. Pediatr Blood Cancer. 2017 Jan;64(1):100-102. doi: 10.1002/pbc.26197. Epub 2016 Aug 31. PubMed PMID: 27577987; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC5937546.

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