Mid-Atlantic Region III Core Center for Federally Funded HTCs

A national network of more than 140 Hemophilia Treatment Centers (HTCs) is supported and funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau (MCHB) of the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA). HTCs are specialized healthcare centers staffed by a team of doctors, nurses, social workers, physical therapists and other health professionals with expertise in hemophilia treatment.

HTCs nationwide are divided into eight regions, each of which is operated by a Core Center. The Core Centers also receive funding from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), administered by the American Hemostasis and Thrombosis Network (ATHN). This funding is distributed among the 140 HTCs to participate in surveillance to prevent complications of bleeding and clotting disorders.

About Mid-Atlantic Region III

The Mid-Atlantic Region III consists of 16 HTCs in Pennsylvania, Delaware, Maryland, Virginia, West Virginia and the District of Columbia. The Regional Core Center has been located at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) since 2009. The Core Center works to ensure that individuals with hemophilia and other bleeding disorders and their families have access to appropriate hematologic, genetic and other medical expertise and information in the context of a medical home model that provides family-centered, culturally sensitive, high quality and comprehensive care.

As a Core Center, CHOP oversees the services provided by the Mid-Atlantic Region III HTCs, and collaborates with the MCHB and CDC to improve treatment and support for people with hemophilia and other inherited bleeding and clotting disorders. Mid-Atlantic Region III HTCs are a valuable resource at the local, regional, and national level for information about bleeding disorders.

Contact Mid-Atlantic Region III Core Center

Regina Butler, RN, the Regional Director (RD), was appointed Director in 2009. She can be reached at 215-590-2198.

Hemophilia Treatment Centers in Mid-Atlantic Region III

Mid-Atlantic Region III consists of HTCs in Pennsylvania, Delaware, Maryland, Virginia, West Virginia and the District of Columbia, which treat children and adults. The patient populations at these centers range in size from 100 to more than 400 patients.

Charleston Area Medical Center (CAMC)

PI – Steven Jubelirer, MD
Contact: Donna Arden, RN
c/o Cancer Care Center-Chemotherapy
3200 MacCorkle Ave., SE
Charleston, WV 25304-1227

Cardeza Foundation Hemophilia Center (CFHC)

PI – Douglass Drelich, MD
Contact: Sharon Littig, RN
1015 Chestnut St., Suite 1321
Philadelphia, PA 19107-4310

The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP)

PI – Leslie Raffini, MD 
Contact: Susan Gallagher, RN
3501 Civic Center Boulevard
Division of Hematology, CTRB-11th Floor
Philadelphia, PA 19104

The Children’s Hospital of the King’s Daughters (CHKD)

PI – Eric Werner, MD
Contact: Ashley Hunt, BSN, CPN, RN
Bleeding Disorders Center of Hampton Roads
Division of Hematology/Oncology
601 Children’s Lane
Norfolk, VA 23507-1910

Children’s National Medical Center

PI – Michael Guerrera, MD
Contact:  Chris Guelcher, MS, PNP-BC
111 Michigan Ave., NW
Washington, DC 20010-2970

The Delaware Hemophilia Treatment Center

PI and Pediatric Medical Director – Corinna L. Schultz, MD
Adult Medical Director – Mike Lankiewicz, MD
Contact – Mary J. Gant
501 West 145h Street
Wilmington, DE 19801

Georgetown University Medical Center (GTU)

PI – Craig Kessler, MD
Contact:  Lisa Jacobs, MBA
Lombardi Cancer Center, Division of Hematology/Oncology
3800 Reservoir Road, NW
Washington, DC 20007-2113

Hemophilia Center of Central PA (HCCP)

PI – Elaine Eyster, MD
Contact: Colleen Farrell, RN, BSN
Milton S. Hershey Medical Center
500 University Drive, P.O. Box 850, Mail Code H046
Hershey, PA 17033-0850

Hemophilia Center of Western PA (HCWP)

PI – Margaret V. Ragni, MD
Contact: Kathaleen Schnur, LCSW
3636 Boulevard of the Allies
Pittsburgh, PA 15213-4306

Johns Hopkins Medical Center (JHU)

PI – James Casella, MD
Contact: Kim Drucis, RN
1125 Ross, 720 Rutland Ave.
Baltimore, MD 21205-2109

Lehigh Valley Hospital (LVH)

PI – William Scialla, DO
Contact: Jayanti Kunwar, RN, BSN
2524 Schoenersville Road, Third Floor
Bethlehem, PA 18107

Penn Comprehensive Hemophilia Program (PCHP)

PI – Adam Cuker, MD 
Contact: Susan Cutter, LCSW
Penn Comprehensive Hemophilia Program
Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
3400 Spruce St., 3rd Floor-Dulles Bldg.
Philadelphia, PA 19104-4221

St. Christopher’s Hospital for Children

PI-Nataly Apollonsky, MD
Camille Coleman, MPH
160 East Erie Ave., Philadelphia, PA 19134

University of Virginia (UVA)

PI – Colleen Druzgal, MD
Contact:  Margy Sennett, RN, BS, CPNP, CPON
P.O. Box 800386, Pediatric Hematology
University of Virginia Medical Center
Charlottesville, VA 22908-0386

Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU)

PI – John C. Barrett, MD
Contact:  Jan Kuhn, RN
VMI Building
1000 E. Marshall St.,
3rd floor, Room 324
Richmond, VA 23298-0461
West Virginia University (WVU)

West Virginia University

PI - Samuel Merrill, MD
Contact: Sylvia Webber, RN
WVU Healthcare
Mary Babb Randolph Cancer Center Clinic
One Medical Center Drive
P.O. Box 8110
Morgantown, WV 26506-8110
Operated by WVU Hospitals

About other regions

The Mid-Atlantic Region III is one of eight HRSA regions and one of 10 CDC regions. We collaborate with the other regions on each grant by holding monthly conference calls and bi-annual in-person meetings. Each region represents the HTCs in their geographic area. The following are regions with a web presence.

htc national regions map