Charles Nakar, MD - Pediatric Hematologist

Pediatric Hematologist-Oncologist


Get to know Dr. Nakar

Dr. Nakar is a board-certified Pediatric Hematologist-Oncologist at the Indiana Hemophilia and Thrombosis Center (IHTC).

Education & Training

  • Ben-Gurion University | M.D.
  • Cohen Children’s Medical Center | Residency
  • Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center | Pediatric Hematology-Oncology Fellowship
  • Cornell University | Pediatric Hematology-Oncology Fellowship

Certifications & Licensure

  • Indiana State Medical License
  • American Board of Pediatrics, General Pediatrics
  • American Board of Pediatrics, Hematology-Oncology

Societies & Honors

  • International Society on Thrombosis and Haemostasis

Expertise & Special Interests

  • Hemophilia
  • von Willebrand Disease (VWD)
  • Rare Bleeding Disorders
  • Thrombosis
  • Stroke
  • Hereditary Hemorrhagic Telangiectasia (HHT)
  • Vascular Anomalies

Hospital Affiliations

  • St. Vincent Hospital, Indianapolis
  • St. Vincent Hospital, Carmel
  • St. Vincent Hospital, Fishers
  • St. Vincent Seton Specialty Hospital
  • St. Vincent Heart Center
  • Indiana University Health Riley Children’s Hospital
  • Indiana University Health North
  • Indiana University Health Methodist Hospital
  • Indiana University Health Saxony Hospital
  • Indiana University Health Morgan Hospital

"It’s a passion of mine to help educate patients and families to lead successful lives in spite of their spectrum of health challenges."

A short interview with Charles Nakar, MD - Pediatric Hematologist

What do you like about IHTC and its approach to care?

Our comprehensive approach to patient care, both in traditional patient care and in our approaches to life stage transitions. In addition, as a pediatric hematologist, it’s wonderful to watch my patients transition to an adult hematologist within the center. Our transition programs allow for great communication, education and care.

What aspects of your work are you the most passionate about?

It’s a passion of mine to help educate patients and families to lead successful lives in spite of their spectrum of health challenges.

How would you describe your approach to patient care?

Understanding the needs of both the patient and family is critical to patient care. With our multidisciplinary team, we’re able to address patient needs holistically by assisting with issues—such as insurance and career counseling—so they can focus on getting better.