Ayesha Zia, M.D.
Ayesha Zia, MD is a pediatric hematologist at the Children’s Medical Center’s Hemostasis Thrombosis Center, and an Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at the University Of Texas Southwestern School Of Medicine. Previous NHF (National Hemophilia Foundation) clinical fellowship award recipient, her clinical/translational research interests are geared toward pediatric patients with bleeding and clotting disorders. Dr. Zia also leads the multidisciplinary “Young Women’s Blood Disorders Clinic” at Children’s Medical Center, focused on improving the care of adolescent girls with menorrhagia and bleeding disorders as well as girls with thrombophilia first and only program in North Texas that specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of bleeding and clotting disorders and accompanying reproductive problems in young women. Dr. Zia has a particular interest in the use of global coagulation assays, like thromboelatography and thrombin generation, in the diagnosis and management of congenital bleeding and clotting disorders. Current projects are focused on 1) elucidating the biology of hormonal induced thrombosis and predictors of thrombosis in young girls on oral contraceptives, 2) outcomes of thrombosis in the pediatric population including recurrent thrombosis and post-thrombotic syndrome, 3) Improving diagnostic strategies and quality of life in adolescent females with menorrhagia and bleeding disorders and 4) thromboprophylaxis in pediatric patients undergoing orthopedic surgeries. Dr. Zia is also the institutional con-investigator for several clinical trials investigating new treatments in hemostasis and thrombosis, including new medications for hemophilia, von Willebrand disease, and blood clots.
|Medical School||King Edward Medical University (2002)|
|Internship||Univ. of Oklahoma Health Science Center Department of Pediatrics (2007), Pediatrics|
|Residency||Children's Hospital of Michigan - Office of Pediatric Education (2009), Pediatrics|
|Fellowship||Children's Hospital of Michigan (2012), Pediatric Hematology/oncology|
|Fellowship||Childrens Hospital of Michigan (2013), Pediatric Hemostasis/thrombosis|
Thromboelastography identifies children with rare bleeding disorders and predicts bleeding phenotype
Ayesha N. Zia, Meera Chitlur, Madhvi Rajpurkar, Michael Callaghan Haemophilia 2014
Zia AN, Chitlur M Indian J Pediatr 2013 Aug
Özgönenel B, Zia A, Callaghan MU, Chitlur M, Rajpurkar M, Lusher JM Pediatr Blood Cancer 2013 Jul 60 7 1188-91
Sturm AC, Baack EC, Armstrong MB, Schiff D, Zia A, Savasan S, de la Chapelle A, Tanner SM JIMD Rep 2013 7 13-8
Zia A, Fisgin T, Sokolowski C, Tanner SM, Savasan S Pediatr Blood Cancer 2012 Oct 59 4 766-7
Abnormalities of Fibrinogen- afibrinogenemia and hypodysfibrinogenemia. In Berhardt LV eds. Advances in Medicine and Biology, vol 40
Ayesha N. Zia and Meera Chitlur (2013). Nova Publishers