Education

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

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

Publications

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Books

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Honors & Awards

  • Best Pediatric Specialists in Dallas
    D Magazine (2015-2017)
  • 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