Education

Graduate School
Univ of California-Berkeley , Biophysics
Medical School
University of California-San D (1983)

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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Sickle cell disease: an international survey of results of HLA-identical sibling hematopoietic stem cell transplantation.
Gluckman E, Cappelli B, Bernaudin F, Labopin M, Volt F, Carreras J, Pinto Simões B, Ferster A, Dupont S, de la Fuente J, Dalle JH, Zecca M, Walters MC, Krishnamurti L, Bhatia M, Leung K, Yanik G, Kurtzberg J, Dhedin N, Kuentz M, Michel G, Apperley J, Lutz P, Neven B, Bertrand Y, Vannier JP, Ayas M, Cavazzana M, Matthes-Martin S, Rocha V, Elayoubi H, Kenzey C, Bader P, Locatelli F, Ruggeri A, Eapen M Blood 2017 03 129 11 1548-1556
Genotype-phenotype correlations in hereditary elliptocytosis and hereditary pyropoikilocytosis.
Niss O, Chonat S, Dagaonkar N, Almansoori MO, Kerr K, Rogers ZR, McGann PT, Quarmyne MO, Risinger M, Zhang K, Kalfa TA Blood Cells Mol. Dis. 2016 Oct 61 4-9
Organ iron accumulation in chronically transfused children with sickle cell anaemia: baseline results from the TWiTCH trial.
Wood JC, Cohen AR, Pressel SL, Aygun B, Imran H, Luchtman-Jones L, Thompson AA, Fuh B, Schultz WH, Davis BR, Ware RE Br. J. Haematol. 2015 Nov
Effects of hydroxyurea treatment for patients with hemoglobin SC disease.
Luchtman-Jones L, Pressel S, Hilliard L, Brown RC, Smith MG, Thompson AA, Lee MT, Rothman J, Rogers ZR, Owen W, Imran H, Thornburg C, Kwiatkowski JL, Aygun B, Nelson S, Roberts C, Gauger C, Piccone C, Kalfa T, Alvarez O, Hassell K, Davis BR, Ware RE Am. J. Hematol. 2015 Nov
Liver iron concentration measurements by MRI in chronically transfused children with sickle cell anemia: Baseline results from the TWiTCH trial.
Wood JC, Pressel S, Rogers ZR, Odame I, Kwiatkowski JL, Lee MT, Owen WC, Cohen AR, St Pierre T, Heeney MM, Schultz WH, Davis BR, Ware RE Am. J. Hematol. 2015 Jun
Therapeutic phlebotomy is safe in children with sickle cell anaemia and can be effective treatment for transfusional iron overload.
Aygun B, Mortier NA, Kesler K, Lockhart A, Schultz WH, Cohen AR, Alvarez O, Rogers ZR, Kwiatkowski JL, Miller ST, Sylvestre P, Iyer R, Lane PA, Ware RE Br. J. Haematol. 2015 Jan
Hydroxyurea and Growth in Young Children With Sickle Cell Disease.
Rana S, Houston PE, Wang WC, Iyer RV, Goldsmith J, Casella JF, Reed CK, Rogers ZR, Waclawiw MA, Thompson B Pediatrics 2014 Aug
Homozygous hemoglobin S with concomitant hemoglobin G-Philadelphia: A diagnostic challenge.
Racsa L, Rogers ZR, Mitui M, Park JY, Timmons C, Luu H Pediatr Blood Cancer 2014 Apr
Evaluation for bleeding disorders in suspected child abuse.
Anderst JD, Carpenter SL, Abshire TC Pediatrics 2013 Apr 131 4 e1314-22
Evaluating for suspected child abuse: conditions that predispose to bleeding.
Carpenter SL, Abshire TC, Anderst JD Pediatrics 2013 Apr 131 4 e1357-73

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