Medical Advisory Committee

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, pediatric/adolescent gynecology, dentistry, and genetic counseling.

Gowthami Arepally, MD, Hematology, expertise in complement-mediated blood disorders  
Duke University

Maureen Baldwin, MD, MPH, Obstetrics/Gynecology
Oregon Health and Science University

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

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

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

James W. Curtis, Jr., DMD, Chair, Department of Dentistry
Prisma Health-Midlands

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

Chad Grotegut, MD, MBA, MHS, Obstetrics/Gynecology, Specialist in Maternal-Fetal Medicine
Wake Forest University School of Medicine   

Sweta Gupta, MD, Pediatric Hematology
Indiana Hemophilia & Thrombosis Center

Kristina Haley, DO, MCR, Pediatric Hematology
Oregon Health and Science University

Paula James, MD, FRCPC, Hematology
Queen’s University, Ontario

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

Rebecca Kruse-Jarres, MD, MPH, Hematology
Washington Center for Bleeding Disorders, Bloodworks Northwest

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

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

Alecia Nero, MD, MSCS, FACP, Sickle Cell Disease
University of Texas, Southwestern

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

Kristin Nunez, MS, CGC, Genetic Counseling
Duke University

Luis Pacheco, MD, Obstetrics/Gynecology, Anesthesiology, Maternal Critical Care
University of Texas Medical Branch 

Michael Paidas, MD, Obstetrics/Gynecology, Hematology
Miller School of Medicine, University of Miami 

Lydia Pecker, MD, Sickle Cell Disease, Reproductive Health
Johns Hopkins University  

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

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

Bethany Samuelson Bannow, MD, Hematology
Oregon Health and Science University

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

Leslie Skeith, MD, Hematology
University of Calgary

Lakshmi Srivaths, MD, Pediatric Hematology
University of Texas Health Science Center-Houston

Alexis Thompson, MD, MPH, Pediatric Hematology, Sickle Cell Disease
Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia

Arthur J. Vaught, MD, Obstetrics/Gynecology, Specialist in Maternal-Fetal Medicine
Johns Hopkins School of Medicine

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