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Kim Smith-Whitley, MD

Medical Director, Sickle Cell Clinical Program

Clinical Director, Division of Hematology

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Dr. Smith-Whitley is the Medical Director of the Sickle Cell Clinical Program, the Clinical Director of the Division of Hematology, an Associate Professor of Pediatrics and she holds the Elias Schwartz, MD, Endowed Chair in Hematology.

Her clinical and research focus is on sickle cell survivorship: predicting and preventing long-term, chronic, and life-threatening complications of the disease. She initiated two innovative programs at CHOP:

  • A short-stay Hematology Acute Care Unit
  • The Blue Tie Tag program to recruit blood donors for pediatric transfusions

She received the 2010 Blockley-Osler Award for excellence in teaching clinical medicine at the bedside.

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