Cynthia Norris, MD

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Cynthia Norris, MD, is Medical Director of the Hematology Acute Care Unit and attending physician in the Division of Hematology and the Sickle Cell Center at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia.

Areas of Expertise: Sickle cell disease, General hematology
Locations: Main Hospital

Appointments and Referrals: 1-800-TRY-CHOP (1-800-879-2467)


Dr. Norris sees patients in Hematology Clinic and in the Hematology Acute Care Unit, a short stay unit she created in conjunction with Dr. Smith-Whitley and Dr. Ohene-Frempong in 1996. She finds joy in direct patient care, and feels strongly about the team approach to patient care involving parents and other family members, nursing, social work, psychology and other appropriate disciplines. She completed a residency in the Pediatric Integrative Medicine Program through the University of Arizona and strives to treat all aspects of her patients' condition.

Education and Training

Medical School

University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, Newark, NJ


Pediatrics, The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pa.


Pediatric Hematology/Oncology, The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pa.

Board Certification

Pediatric Hematology-Oncology – American Board of Pediatrics

Titles and Academic Titles

Attending physician

Medical Director, Hematology Acute Care Unit

Departments and Services