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

Specialty Areas

Clinical Interest

  • Bone Marrow Failure - Congenital & Acquired
  • Hematology
  • 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 congenital bone marrow failure syndromes, aplastic anemia thalassemia, sickle cell disease, and immune cytopenias
    • 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, transfusion, stem cell transplantation and other therapies, particularly in young children, to prevent the morbidity of sickle cell anemia


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    Honors & Awards

    • Best Pediatric Specialists in Dallas
      D Magazine (2015-2016)
    • Mom-Approved Doctor
      Child Magazine (2015)
    • Physician Scientist Award, Fellow
      Damon Runyon-Walter Winchell Cancer Research Fund (1990-1993)
    • American Cancer Society
      Texas Division Oncology, Research Fellowship (1989)
    • Phi Beta Kappa
      Alpha of California (1978)

    Professional Associations/Affiliations

    • American Society of Hematology (1990)
    • American Society of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology (1989)
    • American Academy of Pediatrics (1987)
    • American Pediatric Society
    • Society for Pediatric Research