Dr. Ayesha Zia is a pediatric hematologist at the Children's Medical Center's Hemostasis Thrombosis Center, and 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 co-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, Pakistan (2002)
University of Oklahoma Health Science Center (2007), Pediatrics
Children's Hospital of Michigan (2009), Pediatrics
Children's Hospital of Michigan (2012), Pediatric Hematology/oncology
Childrens Hospital of Michigan (2013), Pediatric Hemostasis/thrombosis


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Consensus-based clinical recommendations and research priorities for anticoagulant thromboprophylaxis in children hospitalized for COVID-19-related illness.
Goldenberg NA, Sochet A, Albisetti M, Biss T, Bonduel M, Jaffray J, MacLaren G, Monagle P, O'Brien S, Raffini L, Revel-Vilk S, Sirachainan N, Williams S, Zia A, Male C, J Thromb Haemost 2020 11 18 11 3099-3105
Thrombin generation in children with sickle cell Anemia is Higher in the presence of platelets⋆ and ⋆
Menon N, Journeycake J, Huang R, Riley P, Zia A, Transfus Apher Sci 2020 Oct 59 5 102852
Standardizing care to manage bleeding disorders in adolescents with heavy menses-A joint project from the ISTH pediatric/neonatal and women's health SSCs.
Zia A, Kouides P, Khodyakov D, Dao E, Lavin M, Kadir RA, Othman M, Bauman D, Halimeh S, Winikoff R, Revel-Vilk S, J Thromb Haemost 2020 10 18 10 2759-2774
Prospective evaluation of ISTH-BAT as a predictor of bleeding disorder in adolescents presenting with heavy menstrual bleeding in a multidisciplinary hematology clinic.
Jain S, Zhang S, Acosta M, Malone K, Kouides P, Zia A, J Thromb Haemost 2020 10 18 10 2542-2550
Physical activity in children at risk of postthrombotic sequelae: a pilot randomized controlled trial.
Hasan R, Hanna M, Zhang S, Malone K, Tong E, Salas N, Sarode R, Journeycake J, Zia A, Blood Adv 2020 Aug 4 15 3767-3775


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Honors & Awards

  • CCRAC Research Award in Junior Investigator Category
  • George R. Buchanan Teaching award for excellence in Fellow Education
  • American Society of Hematology “Clinical Research Training Institute” Award
  • Wolf Zuelzer Research Award
    Award Recipient for outstanding research during pediatric Hematology/Oncology fellowship (2012)
  • Chief Fellow in Pediatric Hematology Oncology
  • National Hemophilia Foundation (NHF) Clinical Fellowship Award
    Award Recipient with $200,000 funded during award period (2011-2013)

Professional Associations/Affiliations

  • American Society of Hematology (ASH) (2009)
  • American Society of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology (ASPHO) (2009)
  • Hemostasis and Thrombosis Research Society (2011)
  • International Society on Thrombosis and Haemostasis (2014)
  • National Hemophilia Foundation (NHF) (2011)
  • Pakistan Medical and Dental Council (2002)