Haewon C. Kim, MD

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Haewon C. Kim, MD, is medical director of the Apheresis Program and an attending physician in the Division of Hematology and Blood Bank and Transfusion Medicine at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia.

Areas of Expertise: Pediatric hematology, Stem cell transplantation, Therapeutic and donor hemapheresis, Transfusion medicine
Locations: Main Hospital
Appointments and Referrals: 1-800-TRY-CHOP (1-800-879-2467)

Education and Training

Medical School

MD - Ewha Woman's University College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea


Yonsei University Hospital, Seoul, Korea
Brooklyn-Cumberland Medical Center, Brooklyn, NY


Pediatrics - Brooklyn-Cumberland Medical Center, Brooklyn, NY
Pediatrics - University of Toledo Medical Center, Toledo, OH (Chief Resident)


Hematology/Oncology - The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA

Board Certification


Titles and Academic Titles

Medical Director, Apheresis Program

Attending Physician

Associate Professor of Pediatrics, Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

Departments and Services




Chisa Yamada, Huy P. Pham, Yanyun Wu, Laura Cooling, Haewon C. Kim, Shanna Morgan, Joseph Schwartz, Jeffrey L. Winters, Edward C.C. Wong: Report of the ASFA Apheresis Registry on Muscle Specific Kinase Antibody Positive Myasthenia Gravis. J Clin Apher. 32: 5-11, March 2017 Notes: DOI: 10.1002/jca.21454.


O'Leary MF, Dunbar NM, Kim HC, Draper NL, Linenberger M, Schwartz J, Miller Y, Murtaugh A, West FB, Fernando LP, Park YA.: Venous access for hematopoietic progenitor cell collection: An international survey by the ASFA HPC donor subcommittee. J Clin Apher Wiley Blackwell, 31(6): 529-534, December 2016 Notes: DOI: 10.1002/jca.21445.

Dunbar NM, Raval JS, Johnson A, Abikoff CM, Adamski J, Cooling LL, Grossman B, Kim HC, Marques MB, Morgan S, Schmidt AE, Sloan SR, Su LL, Szczepiorkowski ZM, West FB, Wong E, Schneiderman J. : Extracorporeal photopheresis practice patterns: An international survey by the ASFA ECP subcommittee. J Clin Apher July 2016 Notes: doi: 10.1002/jca.21486.

Pham HP, Schwartz J, Cooling L, Hofmann JC, Kim HC, Morgan S, Pagano MB, Schneiderman J, Winters JL, Yamada C, Wong EC, Wu Y. : Report of the ASFA apheresis registry study on Wilson's disease. J Clin Apher Wiley Blackwell, 31(1): 11-15, February 2016 Notes: DOI: 10.1002/jca.21396.


Makar RS, Padmanabhan A, Kim HC, Anderson C, Sugrue MW, Linenberger M.: Use laboratory tests to guide initiation of autologous hematopoietic progenitor cell collection by apheresis: Results from the Multicenter Hematopoietic Progenitor Cell Collection by Apheresis Laboratory Trigger Survey. Transfus. Med. Rev. 28: 198-204, 2014.

Delaney M, Capocelli KE, Eder AF, Schneiderman J, Schwartz J, Sloan SR, Wong EC, Kim HC.: An international survey of pediatric apheresis practice. J. Clin. Apher. 29: 120-126, 2014.


Farrell SB, Shelat SG, Kim HC, Drew C.: Alternative method to determine the hematocrit of red blood cell units: a potential use in the apheresis unit Transfusion 49: 1255-1258, 2009.


Singer, A.L., Olthoff, K.M., Kim, H., Rand, E., Zamir, G, Shaked, A.: Role of plasmapheresis in the management of acute hepatic failure in children. Ann. Surg. 234: 418-424, 2001.


Uchida, K., Rackoff, W.R., Ohene-Frempong, K., Kim, H.C., Reilly, M.P., Asakura, T.: Effect of erythrocytapheresis on arterial oxygen saturation and hemoglobin oxygen affinity in patients with sickle cell disease. Am. J. Hematol. 59: 5-8, 1998.


Larson, P.J., Friedman, D., Reilly, M.P., Kattamis, A.C., Asakura, T., Fortina, P., A.R., Kim, H.C., Manno, C.S.: The presurgical management of a patient with a high oxygen affinity, unstable hemoglobin variant (Hb Bryn Mawr) with erythrocytapheresis. Transfusion 37: 703-707, 1997.


Oyefara, B.I., Kim, H.C., Danziger, R.N, Carroll, M., Greene, J.M., Douglas, S.D.: Autoimmune hemolytic anemia in chronic mucocutaneous candidiasis. Clin. Diagn. Lab. Immunol. 1: 38-43, 1994.

Kim, H.C., Dugan, N.P., Silber, J.H., Martin, M.B., Schwartz, E., Ohene-Frempong, K.,Cohen, A.R.: Erythrocytapheresis therapy to reduce iron overload in chronically transfused patients with sickle cell disease. Blood 83: 1136-1142, 1994.


Poh-Fitzpatrick, M.B., Honig, P.J., Kim, H.C., Sassa, S.: Childhood-onset familial porphyria cutanea tarda: Effects of therapeutic phlebotomy. J. Am. Acad. of Dermatol. 27: 896-900, 1992.

Cohen, A.R., Martin, M.B., Silver, J.H., Kim, H.C., Ohene-Frempong, K., Schwartz, E.: A modified transfusion program for prevention of stroke in sickle cell disease. Blood 79: 1659-1661, 1992.


Manno, C.S., Hedberg, K.W., Kim, H.C., Bunin, G.R., Nicholson, S., Jobes, D., Schwartz, E., Norwood, W.I.: Comparison of the hemostatic effects of fresh whole blood, stored whole blood and components after open heart surgery in children. Blood 77: 930-936, 1991.


Kim, H.C., Abass, A., Russell, M.O., Schwartz, E.: Differentiation of Bone and Bone Marrow Infarcts from osteomyelitis in Sickle Cell Disorders. Clin. Nuclear Med. 14: 249-254, 1989.


Kim, H.C., Park, C.L., Cowan, J.H. III, Fattori, F.D., August, C.S.: Massive intravascular hemolysis associated with intravenous immunoglobulin in bone marrow transplant recipients. Am. J. Pediatr. Hematol. Oncol. 10: 69-74, 1988.

Greenbaum, H., Kim, H.C.: Recurrent strokes in two siblings with sickle cell disease and von Willebrand's disease. European Pediatr. Hematol. Oncol. 5: 239-244, 1988.


Russell, M.O., Goldberg, H.I., Hudson, A., Kim, H.C., Halus, J., Reivich, M., Schwartz, E.: Effect of transfusion therapy in arteriographic abnormalities and on recurrence of stroke in sickle cell disease. Blood 63: 162-169, 1984.

Kelleher, J.F. Jr., Park, J.O., Kim, H.C., Schroeder, W.A.: Life-threatening complications in a child with hemoglobin SD Los Angeles disease. Hemoglobin 8: 203-213, 1984.


Schmidt, W.F. III, Kim, H.C., Tomassini, N., Schwartz, E.: RBC destruction caused by a micropore blood filter. JAMA 248: 1629-1632, 1983.


Kim, H.C., Friedman, Sh., Asakura, T., Schwartz, E.: Inclusions in red blood cells containing Hb S or Hb C. Br. J. Haematol. 44: 547-554, 1980.


Kinney T.R., Friedman, Sh., Cifuentes, E., Kim, H.C., Schwartz, E: Variations in globin synthesis in δβ thalassemia. Br. J. Haematol. 38: 15-22, 1978.


Kim, H.C., Weierbach, R.G., Friedman, S., Schwartz, E.: Globin biosynthesis in sickle cell, Hb SC and Hb C disorders. J. Pediatr. 91: 13-18, 1977.

Kim, H.C., Weierbach, R.G., Friedman, S., Schwartz, E.: Detection of sickle a- or b thalassemia by studies of globin biosynthesis. Blood 49: 785-792, 1977.




Haewon C. Kim : Pediatric Apheresis (Chapter 6). Therapeutic Apheresis: A Physician's Handbook. 5th Ed. Pediatric Apheresis (Chapter 6). Therapeutic Apheresis:
 A Physician's Handbook. Crookston,KP (eds.). AABB Press, Bethesda, MD,(5th Ed), 231-271 July 2017.


Kim, HC: Therapeutic Apheresis in Pediatric Patients (Chapter 21). Apheresis: Principles and Practice, 3rd Ed. AABB Press, Bethesda, MD, Page: 445-464, 2010.


McLeod, B. and Kim, H.C.: Overview and Practical Aspects of Therapeutic Apheresis (Chapter 29). Handbook of Pediatric Transfusion Medicine. Hillyer, C., Luban, N., and Strauss, R. (eds.). Elsevier Academic Press, San Diego, Page: 343-352, 2004.

Friedman, D.F. and Kim, H.C.: Apheresis (Chapter 38). Pediatric Dialysis. Warady, B.A., Alexander, R.A., Fine, R.N., and Schaefer, F. (eds.). Kluwer Academic Publishers, Dordrecht/Boston/London, Page: 629-648, 2004.

Eder, A. and Kim, H.C.: Therapeutic Cytapheresis (Chapter 30). Handbook of Pediatric Transfusion Medicine. Hillyer, C., Luban, N., and Strauss, R. (eds.). Elsevier Academic Press, San Diego, Page: 353-364, 2004.


Eder, A.F. and Kim, H.C.: Pediatric Therapeutic Apheresis (Chapter 20). Pediatric Transfusion Therapy. Herman, J.H. and Manno, C.S. (eds.). AABB Press, Bethesda, Maryland, Page: 471-508, 2002.


Kim, H.C., and Schwartz, E.: Sickle Hemoglobin (Chapter L12). Williams Hematology, 5th ed. Beutler, E., Lichtman, M.A., Coller, B.S.,, and Kipps, T.J. (eds.). McGraw- Hill Inc., New York, Page: L43-L44, 1995.

Kim, H.C., and Schwartz, E.: Fetal Hemoglobin (Chapter L11). Williams Hematology, 5th ed. Beutler, E., Lichtman, M.A., Coller, B.S., and Kipps, T.J. (eds.). McGraw-Hill Inc., New York, Page: L42-L43, 1995.

Kim, H.C., Adachi, K., and Schwartz, E.: Separation of Hemoglobins (Chapter L10). Williams Hematology, 5th ed. Beutler, E., Lichtman, M.A., Coller, B.S., and Kipps, T.J. (eds.). McGraw-Hill Inc., New York, Page: L35-L42, 1995.

Kim, H.C. and Schwartz, E.: Unstable Hemoglobins (Chapter L9). Williams 5th ed. Beutler, E., Lichtman, M.A., Coller, B.S., and Kipps, T.J. (eds.). McGraw- Hill Inc., New York, Page: L33-L34, 1995.


Kim, H.C.: Use of Blood and Blood Products (Chapter 11). Practical Pediatric Oncology. D'Angio, G.J., Sinniah, D., Meadows, A.T., Evans, A.E., and Pritchard, J. (eds.). Edward Arnold, London, Page: 103-112, 1992.


Kim, H.C.: Blood Component Therapy in the Neonate (Chapter 8). Developmental and Neonatal Hematology. Stockman, J.A. III, and Pochedly, C. (eds.). Raven Press Books, LTD., New York, Page: 169-198, 1988.


Baumgart, S., and Kim, H.C.: Exchange Transfusion in the Neonate (Chapter 8). Developmental and Neonatal Hematology. Stockman, J.A. III, and Pochedly, C. (eds.). Raven Press Books, LTD., New York, Page: 199-221, 1987.


Kim, H.C., Gaston, G. and Fithian, J.: Sickle Cell Anemia Understanding the child with a chronic illness in the classroom. Fithian, J. (eds.). Onyx Press, Phoenix, AZ, Page: 180-197, 1984.


Kim, H.C.: Red blood cell transfusion in the neonate. Seminars in Perinatology. Cohen, A. (eds.). McGraw-Hill Publishing Co., New York, Page: 159-74, July 1983.


Kim, H.C.: Variants of Sickle Cell Disease (Chapter 9). Hemoglobinopathies in Children. Schwartz, E. (eds.). PSG Publishing Co., Inc., Littleton, Mass. Page: 215-248, 1980.

Posters and Presentations


T. Ipe, J. S. Raval, L. Fernando, A. Gokhale4, C. Jacquot, H. Kim, Y. Mo, G. Monis. M. Morgan, K. Sanford, A. Schmidt, J. Schwartz1, A. Waldman1, J. Webb, J. Winters, S. Winters, Y. Wu, C. Yamada, M. B. Pagano, E. Wong: REPORT OF THE NEUROMYELITIS OPTICA SPECTRUM DISORDER REGISTRY Oral Presentation at ASFA Annual Meeting, Chicago, IL April 2018.

David F Fiedman, Haewon C. Kim: AUTOMATED ADVERSE EVENT DATA COLLECTION IN PEDIATRIC THERAPEUTIC APHERESIS. Oral Presentation at ASFA Annual Meeting, Chicago, IL April 2018.


Haewon C. Kim, Noreen Dugan, David Friedman, Kenneth Richardson, Deborah Pizzini, Stella t. Chou, Janet l. Kwiatkowski and Kwaku Ohene-Frempong: erythrocytapheresis (C-EP) therapy to reduce iron overload in patients with sickle disease (SCD). A retrospective review of over 25 years of experience at a center. World Apheresis Association/International Joint Congress Program Book April 2016 Notes: Oral presentation at the World Apheresis Association/International Joint Congress, Paris, France.


Morgan SM, Cooling L, Kim HC, Sachais B, Schwartz J, Winters JL, Wu Y, Yamada C, Wong EC : Report of the ASFA Neuromyelitis Optica Apheresis Registry. J Clin Apher May 2015 Notes: Presented by Morgan SM at the 2015 American Society For Apheresis National Meeting, San Antonio, TX, (oral presentation, May 7, 2015.

Invited Lectures


Kim HC. Automated Adverse Event Data Collection in Pediatric Therapeutic Apheresis, Abstract presented by D. Friedman, ASFA Annual meeting, Chicago, IL. Apr, 2018.

Kim HC. Report of the Neuromyelitis Optica Spectrum Disorder Registry. Tina I, Raval JS, Fernando L, Gokhale A, Jacquot C, Kim H, Mo Y, Monis G, Morgan SM, Sanford K, Schmidt A, Schwartz J, Waldman A, Webb J, Winters J, Winters S, Wu Y, Yamada C5, Pagano MB, Wong E. Abstract presented by T. IPE. ASFA Annual Meeting, Chicago, IL. April 2018.


Kim HC. Revelations and Considerations in Red Cell Exchange for Sickle Cell. AABB Annual Meeting, San Diego, CA. Oct, 2017.

Kim HC. Sickle cell disease and advances in treatment with apheresis medicine, National Medical Association 115th Annual Convention and Scientific Assembly, Philadelphia, PA. Aug, 2017.

Kim HC. Vascular Access for Apheresis Procedures in Children, American Society for Apheresis Annual Meeting, Fort Lauderdale, FL. May, 2017.


Kim HC. Pediatric apheresis considerations: Peripheral blood hematopoietic progenitor cell harvest in children. Leader for Discussion at Solve It Senario Session. AABB Annual Meeting, Orlando, FL. Oct, 2016.

Awards and Honors

2018, Presidential Award, American Society for Apheresis
2005, Lecturer Award, American Society for Apheresis
1985, Ethel Brown Foerderer Award (Establishment of the Hemapheresis Service at CHOP)

Editorial and Academic Positions

Editorial Positions

2015-present, Ad-hoc reviewer, Transfusion and Apheresis Science
2005-present, Peer-reviewer, Transfusion
1999-present, Peer-reviewer, Clinical Journal of Apheresis

Academic and Institutional Committees

1998-present, Blood and Marrow Transplant FACT Organization
1978-present, Transfusion Committee

Leadership and Memberships

Memberships in Professional Organizations

2006-present, American Society for Blood and Marrow Transplantation
1998-present, Foundation for the Accreditation of Cellular Therapy (FACT)
 - 1998-present, Inspector
1994-present, American Society for Apheresis
 - 2017-present, Abstract Selection Committee
 - 2017-present, Nephrology Subcommittee
 - 2016-present, Research Sickle Cell Disease Subcommittee, Chair
 - 2016-present, Pediatric Apheresis Subcommittee, Co-Chair
 - 2013-present, Extracorporeal Photopheresis Subcommittee
 - 2011-present, Research Subcommittee
 - 2009-present, Hematopoietic Progenitor Cells Subcommittee
 - 1994-present, Applications Committee
1979-present, American Society of Hematology
1979-present, American Association of Blood Banks
 - 2011-present, Cellular Therapy Product Collection and Clinical Practices Subsection