Medical Advisory Committee members are researchers and educators at the top of their respective fields. Members include specialists in hematology, thrombosis, sickle cell, obstetrics/gynecology, emergency medicine and genetic counseling.

Janice Bacon, MD, Obstetrics/Gynecology
Lexington Medical Center, Columbia, SC

Shannon Bates, MDCM, MSc, FRCP(C), Hematology, expertise in thromboembolism
McMaster University

Leo Brancazio, MD, Obstetrics/Gynecology
Duke University

Julia E. Brittain, PhD, Vascular Biology
Georgia Regents University & Medical College of Georgia

James Bussel, MD, Pediatric Hematology
Weill Cornell Medical College

Meera Chitlur, MD, Pediatric Hematology/Oncology
Wayne State University

Alice Cohen, MD, FACP, Hematology
Newark Beth Israel Medical Center

Mary Cushman, MD, MSc, Hematology, Thrombosis
University of Vermont

Jennifer Dietrich, MD, MSc, FACOG, Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecology 
Baylor College of Medicine/Texas Children's Hospital

Terry Gernsheimer, MD, Hematology, Transfusion Medicine, Idiopathic Thrombocytopenic Purpura
University of Washington School of Medicine

Kathryn Hassell, MD, Sickle Cell Disease
University of Colorado

Paula James, MD, FRCPC, Hematology, WGBD
Queen's University, Ontario

Lanetta Jordan, MD, MPH, MSPH, Sickle Cell Disease
University of Miami Miller School of Medicine & the Foundation for Sickle Cell Research (FSCDR)

Peter Kouides, MD, Hematology
University of Rochester School of Medicine

Alice Ma, MD, WBD, Hemophilia, ITP
University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill

Marilyn Manco-Johnson, MD, WBD, Hemophilia
University of Colorado School of Medicine

James Munn, BSN, MS
University of Michigan Medical Center Comprehensive Cancer Center

Diane Nugent, MD, Hematology
Children's Hospital of Orange County 

Kristin Nunez, MS, CGC, Genetic Counseling
Duke University

Sarah O'Brien, MD, MSc, Pediatric Hematology/Oncology
Nationwide Children's Hospital

Michael Paidas, MD, Obstetrics/Gynecology, Hematology
Yale University     

Claire Philipp, MD, Hematology
Robert Wood Johnson University Medical Center 

Margaret Ragni, MD, MPH, Hematology
Hemophilia Center of Western PA  

Karen Ridley, RDH, MS
University of Michigan School of Dentistry

Sandra Schneider, MD, Emergency Medicine 
North-Shore-LIJ School of Medicine, NY; Past President American College of Emergency Physicians

Robert Sidonio, JR, MD, MSc,Pediatric Hematology/Oncology
Aflac Cancer and Blood Disorders Center, Children's Healthcare Atlanta/Emory University School of Medicine

Charles Sklar, MD, Fertility Preservation, Childhood Cancers          
Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, New York, NY

Kim Smith-Whitley, MD, Sickle Cell Disease
The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia & the Chief Medical Officer for the SCDAA

Alexis Thompson, MD, MPH, Hematology, Sickle Cell Disease
Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine

Adrianna Vlachos, MD, Bone Marrow Failure 
North Shore University Hospital

David Ware Branch, MD, PhD, Obstetrics/Gynecology, High-risk Pregnancies
University Hospital, Salt Lake City, Utah

Barbara Yawn, MD, MSc, Family Practice
Olmsted Medical Center, Rochester