Medical School University of California, San Diego (1983)
Internship University of Southern California Med. Center-LAC (1984), Pediatrics
Residency University of Southern California Med. Center-LAC (1986), Pediatrics
Fellowship University of Southern California Med. Center-LAC (1987), Hematology
Fellowship UT Southwestern / Children's Medical Center (1990), Pediatric Hematology/oncology

Specialty Areas

Clinical Interest

  • Bone Marrow Failure - Congenital & Acquired
  • Hematology
  • Idopathic Thrombocytopenic Purpura (ITP)
  • Iron Overload
  • Sickle Cell Disease
  • Transfusion Therapy

Research Interest

  • Characterization of the natural history and improvement of the treatment of children and adolescents with non-malignant hematologic diseases such as aplastic anemia, myelodysplastic syndromes, and histiocytosis
  • Development of optimum management approaches to major clinical events in children with sickle cell disease (febrile illness, chest syndrome, painful crisis, avascular necrosis, stroke)
  • Use of hydroxyurea, stem cell transplantation and other therapies, particularly in young children, to prevent the morbidity of sickle cell anemia


Featured Publications LegendFeatured Publications

Priapism in sickle cell disease
Rogers ZR Hematol Oncol Clin N Am 2005 19 917-928
Longterm hydroxyurea therapy for infants with sickle cell anemia - the HUSOFT extension study
Hankins JS, Ware RE, Rogers ZR, Wynn LW, Lane PA, Scott JP, Wanc WC Blood 2005 106 2269-2275
Minor elective surgical procedures using general anesthesia in children with sickle cell anemia without pre-operative blood transfusion
Fu T, Corrigan NJ, Quinn CT, Rogers ZR, and Buchanan GR Pediatr Blood Cancer 2005 45 43-47
Survival of children with sickle cell disease.
Quinn CT, Rogers ZR, Buchanan GR Blood 2004 103(11) 4023-4027
Acquired Glanzmann’s Thrombasthenia as part of multiple-autoantibody syndrome in a pediatric heart transplant patient.
Rawal A, Sarode R, Curtis BR, Karandikar NJ, Friedman K, Rogers ZR J Pediatr 2004 144 (5) 672-674

Honors & Awards

  • American Cancer Society
    Texas Division Oncology, Research Fellowship (1989)
  • American Cancer Society
    Clinical Oncology Fellowship (1988)
  • Phi Beta Kappa
    Alpha of California (1978)

Professional Associations/Affiliations

  • American Academy of Pediatrics
  • American Society of Hematology
  • Society for Pediatric Research