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ALABAMA

Christina Bemrich-Stolz, MD, MSPH
Assistant Professor, Pediatric Hematology/Oncology
University of Alabama Birmingham 
Children’s of Alabama
Birmingham, AL  

Bria Carrithers, MD, MS
Resident
University of Alabama Birmingham 
Children’s of Alabama
Birmingham, AL

ARIZONA

Celia Valenzuela, MD
Assistant Professor, Obstetrics and Gynecology
University of Arizona Health Sciences
Tucson, AZ

Vivian Moreno, FNP
Oncology Nurse Practioner
Banner-University Medical Center Tucson
Tucson, AZ

Sanjay Shah, MD
Hematologist
Phoenix Children’s Hospital
Phoenix, AZ

CALIFORNIA

Saranya Veluswamy, MD
Assistant Professor, Pediatric Hematology/Oncology
Children’s Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders
Children’s Hospital Los Angeles
Los Angeles, CA  

Anne Nord, RN, MSN, FNP-C
Division of Hematology
PASSAGES Hematology Transition Program
Children’s Hospital Los Angeles
Los Angeles, CA

Anjali Pawar, MD
Associate Clinical Professor, Pediatric Hematology/Oncology
University of California, Davis Medical Center
Sacramento, CA 

Latha Rao, MD
Pediatric Hematologist/Oncologist
Valley Children’s Healthcare
Madera, CA

Neha Bhasin, MD
Medical Director, SCD Program
UC Benioff Children’s Hospital Oakland
Oakland, CA 

Nina Hwang, MD
Pediatric Hematologist
Center for Inherited Blood Disorders
Santa Ana, CA 

Vanessa Salinas, MD
Pediatric Hematologist
Center for Inherited Blood Disorders
Santa Ana, CA 

Esteban Gomez, MD
Pediatric Hematologist
Center for Inherited Blood Disorders
Santa Ana, CA 

Akshat Jain, MD
Director, Pediatric Sickle Cell Center
Loma Linda University Children’s Hospital
Loma Linda, CA 

COLORADO

Kathryn Hassell, MD
Professor of Medicine, Hematology
University of Colorado—Colorado Sickle Cell Center
Aurora, CO 

CONNECTICUT

Biree Andemariam, MD
Associate Professor of Medicine
University of Connecticut Health
Farmington, CT

DELAWARE

Corinna Schultz, MD
Director of Hematology
Associate Fellowship Program Director, Pediatric Heme/Onc
Nemours Children’s Hospital
Wilmington, DE

Robin Miller, MD
Pediatric Hematology/Oncology
Nemours Children’s Hospital
Wilmington, DE

Stephanie Guarino, MD, MSHP
Pediatric Hematology/Oncology
Nemours Children’s Hospital
Wilmington, DE

Megan Askew, MD
Pediatric Hematology/Oncology
Nemours Children’s Hospital
Wilmington, DE

FLORIDA

Shveta Gupta, MD
Pediatric Hematology/Oncology
Haley Center for Children’s Cancer and Blood Disorders
Arnold Palmer Hospital for Children
Orlando, FL

Farranaz Alvarez Nunez, MD, FAAP
Pediatric Hematology/Oncology
Haley Center for Children’s Cancer and Blood Disorders
Arnold Palmer Hospital for Children
Orlando, FL

Stephanie Sharon, BSN, RN, CCRC
Clinical Nurse
Haley Center for Children’s Cancer and Blood Disorders
Arnold Palmer Hospital for Children
Orlando, FL

Irmel A. Ayala, MD
Director, Hemophilia Treatment Center
John Hopkins All Children’s Hospital
Cancer and Blood Disorders Institute
St. Petersburg, FL  

GEORGIA

Margo Rollins, MD
Asst. Medical Director for Tissue Transfusion and Apheresis
Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta
Assistant Professor, Pathology and Laboratory Medicine
Emory University School of Medicine
Atlanta, GA

Satheesh Chonat, MD
Pediatric Hematologist/Oncologist, Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta
Assistant Professor, Pediatric Hematology
Emory University School of Medicine
Atlanta, GA

Nancy Sokkary, MD
Pediatric and Adol Gynecology
Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta
Emory University School of Medicine
Atlanta, GA

ILLINOIS   

Jennifer Light, MD
Assistant Professor
Pediatric Hematology/Oncology
University of Illinois College of Medicine 
Peoria, IL

INDIANA   

Seethal Jacob, MD, MS, FAAP
Assistant Professor
Pediatric Hematology/Oncology
Indiana School of Medicine
Riley Hospital for Children at IU 
Indianapolis, IN  

Anne Greist, MD
Co-Founder and Co-Director
Indiana Hemophilia & Thrombosis Center 
Indianapolis, IN  

Sweta Gupta, MD
Co-Director, GO Clinic
Indiana Hemophilia & Thrombosis Center 
Indianapolis, IN

Magdalena Lewandowska, MD
Co-Director, GO Clinic
Indiana Hemophilia & Thrombosis Center 
Indianapolis, IN

LOUISIANA

Bill Jennings, BS, RN
Hemophilia Nurse Coordinator
Louisiana Center for Advanced Medicine (LCAM)
Slidell, LA  

Nicole Pichon, PharmD, BCPPS
Clinical Pharmacist
Louisiana Center for Advanced Medicine (LCAM)
Slidell, LA  

Dana LeBlanc, MD, MS
Assistant Professor of Clinical Pediatrics
Children’s Hospital New Orleans/Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center
New Orleans, LA

Renee Gardner, MD
Professor of Pediatrics
Division of Hematology/Oncology
Children’s Hospital New Orleans/Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center
New Orleans, LA

Cherie Hadley, RN
SCD Nurse Manager
Children’s Hospital New Orleans/Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center
New Orleans, LA

Maria Velez, MD
Pediatric Hematologist
Children’s Hospital New Orleans/Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center
New Orleans, LA

Margaret Meyers, RN, BSN
RN Clinical Research Coordinator
Children’s Hospital New Orleans/Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center
New Orleans, LA

Melody Benton, MPH, MAS, CCRP
Administrative Director/Clinical Research Operations and Regulatory Protections
Tulane University
New Orleans, LA

Rihana Galloway-Dawkins, BSN, RN, BA
Nurse
Tulane University
New Orleans, LA

MARYLAND

Lydia H. Pecker, MD
Assistant Professor, Hematology
Dept. of Medicine
John Hopkins University School of Medicine
Baltimore, MD  

MASSACHUSETTS

Rachel Rosovsky, MD, MPH
Assistant Physician, Hematology/Oncology
Massachusetts General Hospital
Boston, MA  

MICHIGAN

Meera Chitlur, MD
Barnhart-Lusher Hemostasis Research Endowed Chair
Director Hemophilia Treatment Center and Hemostasis Program
Children’s Hospital of Michigan
Detroit, MI  

Sri Jamalapur, MD
Assistant Clinical Professor
Children’s Hospital of Michigan
Detroit, MI

Charity Stadler, RN
Hematology Nurse
Children’s Hospital of Michigan
Detroit, MI  

Nicolina Smith, MD
Maternal Fetal Medicine Specialist
Henry Ford Health System
Detroit, MI  

Laura Gusba, CNP, MSN
Hematology Nurse
Henry Ford Health System
Detroit, MI  

Roshni Kulkarni, MD
Professor Emerita, Pediatric Hematology-Oncology   
MSU Center for Bleeding and Clotting Disorders
Michigan State University 
Lansing, MI  

Shawn Jobe, MD, PhD
Director, MSU Center for Bleeding and Clotting Disorders
Michigan State University 
Lansing, MI  

Denny Martin, DO, FACOG
Chief Medical Officer 
E.W. Sparrow Hospital
Lansing, MI 

Renuka Gera, MD
Assistant Professor, Pediatric Hematology/Oncology
MSU Pediatric and Specialty Clinics 
Michigan State University
Lansing, MI 

Jatin Rana, MD
Assistant Professor, Hematology/Oncology 
MSU Center for Bleeding and Clotting Disorders, Michigan State University
East Lansing, MI 

Laura Carlson, RN, BS
Nurse Manager / Program Coordinator
Michigan State University Center for Bleeding and Clotting Disorders
Lansing, MI 

MISSOURI

Jeanette E. Higgins, MSN, RN, CPN
Nurse Practioner, Obstetrics and Gynecology
Children’s Mercy Hospital
Kansas City, MO

Rebecca Kahler, ARNP, FNP-BC, ONC
Nurse Practioner, Pediatric Hematology/Oncology
Children’s Mercy Hospital
Kansas City, MO

Julie Routhieaux, APRN
Nurse Practioner, Pediatric Hematology/Oncology
Children’s Mercy Hospital
Kansas City, MO

Ann Mehrhof, RN, MSN, CCRC
Clinical Research Coordinator
Children’s Mercy Hospital
Kansas City, MO

Areli Ramphal, LMSW, QBL
Social Worker
Children’s Mercy Hospital
Kansas City, MO

Lily Dolatshahi, MD
Pediatric Hematology/Oncology
SSM Cardinal Glennon’s Children’s Hospital/Costas Center
St. Louis, MO

Abigail Sharamitaro, RN, MSN, CPNP
Pediatric Nurse Practioner
SSM Cardinal Glennon’s Children’s Hospital/Costas Center
St. Louis, MO

Jill Jackson, RN
Pediatric Nurse Coordinator
SSM Cardinal Glennon’s Children’s Hospital/Costas Center
St. Louis, MO

NEVADA

Nik Abdul Rashid, MD
Medical Director
Sickle Cell Center of Nevada, Hemostasis and Thrombosis Center of Nevada
Las Vegas, NV

Daisy Cortes, MD
Medical Director
Sickle Cell Center of Nevada, Hemostasis and Thrombosis Center of Nevada                                    Las Vegas, NV

Dwight Generoso, APRN, MSN-FNP-C
Nurse
Sickle Cell Center of Nevada, Hemostasis and Thrombosis Center of Nevada                                    Las Vegas, NV

NEW YORK

Cheryl Mensah, MD
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Center for Blood Disorders, Weill Cornell 
New York, NY 

Suchitra S. Acharya, MD
Director, Long Island Jewish Hemophilia Treatment Center Northwell Health
Program Head – Bleeding Disorders and Thrombosis Program 
Cohen Children’s Medical Center of New York
Professor of Pediatrics, Hofstra – Northwell Health School of Medicine
New Hyde Park, NY

NORTH CAROLINA

Andra H. James, MD, MPH
Professor Emeritus, Consulting Professor, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology/Maternal-Fetal Medicine
Duke Obstetrics & Gynecology
Duke University School of Medicine
Durham, NC 

John J. Strouse, MD, PhD
Director of the Adult Sickle Cell Program
Associate Professor of Medicine and Pediatrics, Department of Hematology
Duke University School of Medicine
Durham, NC

Charity Oyedeji, MD
Senior Fellow
Pediatric Hematology/Oncology
Duke University School of Medicine
Durham, NC

Joacy Gerard Mathias, PhD
Post-doctoral Research Associate
Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology
Duke University School of Medicine
Durham, NC

Yasmina L. Abajas, MD
Clinical Assistant Professor
Pediatric Hematology/Oncology
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill 
Chapel Hill, NC

Kimberly Malloy, MD, MA
Obstetrics & Gynecology
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill 
Chapel Hill, NC  

Jacquelyn Baskin-Miller, MD
Associate Professor of Pediatrics
Pediatric Hematology/Oncology
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill 
Chapel Hill, NC

Darla K. Liles, MD, PhD
Division Chief, Internal Medicine-Hematology Oncology
Pediatric Hematology/Oncology
East Carolina University 
Greenville Hill, NC

Chelsea Rivenbark, FNP
ECU Pediatric Hematology/Oncology
East Carolina University 
Greenville Hill, NC

OHIO

Sarah O’Brien, MD, MSc
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics,
Division of Hematology/Oncology,
The Ohio State University
Investigator, Center for Innovation in Pediatric Practice
The Research Institute at Nationwide Children’s Hospital
Columbus, OH  

Sherraine Della-Moretta, MD
Hematology/Oncology Fellow
The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center
Columbus, OH  

Russell E. Ware, MD, PhD
Director, Division of Hematology
Co-Director, Cancer and Blood Diseases Institute
Director, Global Health Center
Marjory J. Johnson Chair of Hematology Translational Research
Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics
Cincinnati Children’s
Cincinnati, OH

Maria Carter Febres, MD
Hemostasis and Thrombosis Fellow
Cincinnati Children’s
Cincinnati, OH

Mamie Thant, MD
Asst. Professor, Div. of Hematology and Oncology
University of Cincinnati 
Cincinnati, OH

Jahnavi Gollamudi, MD
Asst. Professor of Clinical
University of Cincinnati 
Cincinnati, OH

Drew Oostra, MD
Vascular Surgeon
Promedica
Northwest Ohio Hemophilia Center
Toledo, OH

Elizabeth Read, MD, FACOG
Obstetrics and Gynecology
Premier Women’s Health
Northwest Ohio Hemophilia Center
Toledo, OH

OREGON 

Trisha Wong, MD, MS
Assistant Professor, Division of Hematology & Medical Oncology
Oregon Health & Science University
Portland, OR

PENNSYLVANIA

Enitan Adegite, MD, MPH
Attending Physician
Adolescent Medicine
St. Christopher’s Hospital for Children
Philadelphia, PA

Jonathan Bernstein, MD, MS
Director of Hematology
Penn State Children’s Hospital
Hershey, PA

Gayle Smink, MD, MPH
Director of Hematology
Penn State Children’s Hospital
Hershey, PA

Maria Carmichael, PA-C
Physician Assistant
University of Pittsburgh Medical Center
Hillman Cancer Center
Carlisle, PA

Andrea Roe, MD, MPH
Assistant Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology
University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine
Philadelphia, PA

RHODE ISLAND

Mayaan Leroy-Melamed, MD
Adolescent Medicine Specialist
Hasbro Children’s Hospital/Rhode Island HTC
Providence, RI

Lydia Musula, PA-C
Physician Assistant
Hasbro Children’s Hospital/Rhode Island HTC
Providence, RI

 TENNESSEE

Deva Sharma, MD
Pediatric Hematologist
Vanderbilt University
Nashville, TN

Ugochi Ogu, MD
Assistant Professor of Medicine, The University of Tennesse Health Science Center
Medical Director, Diggs-Kraus Comprehensive Sickle Cell Center 
Memphis, TN

TEXAS

Alecia Nero, MD
Assistant Professor
Internal Medicine and Pediatrics, UT Southwestern Medical Center 
Transition Sickle Cell Program 
Dallas, TX

TaTonisha Green-Henderson, MSN, APRN, FNP-BC
Sickle Cell Nurse Practitioner
UT Southwestern Medical Center 
Transition Sickle Cell Program 
Dallas, TX

Sean Yates, MD
Assistant Professor, Pathology
Assoc. Director Transfusion Medicine, University of Texas Southwestern 
Transition Sickle Cell Program 
Dallas, TX

Ayesha Zia, MD
Associate Professor of Pediatrics
Division of Hematology Oncology
UT Southwestern Medical Center
Pediatric Hematologist at Children’s Medical Center’s Hemostasis Thrombosis Center
Dallas, TX

Venee Tubman, MD, MMSc
Assistant Professor, Department of Pediatrics, Section of Hematology/Oncology, Baylor College of Medicine
Co-Director SCD Program
Texas Children’s Hospital
Houston, TX

Titilope Fasipe, MD, PhD
Assistant Professor, Department of Pediatrics, Section of Hematology/Oncology, Baylor College of Medicine
Co-Director SCD Program
Texas Children’s Hospital
Houston, TX

Kemi Olaiya, DO
Pediatric Hematology/Oncology
Texas Children’s Hospital/Baylor College of Medicine
Houston, TX

WASHINGTON

Hayley MacKinnon, MD, MA
Obstetrics and Gynecology 
University of Washington Medicine
Seattle, WA

TORONTO, CANADA

Karen Fleming, CNS, MN, MSHS, CHSE
Clinical Nurse Specialist
Red Blood Cell Disorders Clinic/Toronto General Hospital
Toronto, Canada