CHOP Sickle Cell Expert Featured in Philadelphia Inquirer

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Sickle cell disease is the name of a group of inherited blood disorders characterized by chronic anemia, periodic episodes of pain and other complications. The Sickle Cell Center at CHOP is staffed by a multidisciplinary team of board-certified pediatric hematologists, hematology nurse-specialists, and social workers.

In this Philadelphia Inquirer story, Kim Smith-Whitley, MD, an attending hematologist at CHOP, notes that historically, this patient population has not gotten what it needs in terms of comprehensive care, but the time to fix that is now. Read the full article here.

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