Alecia Nero, M.D., is an Associate Professor in the Departments of Internal Medicine and Pediatrics at UT Southwestern Medical Center, and a member of the Division of Hematology and Oncology. She specializes in sickle cell disease and other hemoglobin disorders and anemias and serves as Director of the Sickle Cell Transition Program and the Adult Sickle Cell Program.

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Originally from the U.S. Virgin Islands, Dr. Nero holds bachelor's degrees in mathematics and biology from the University of St. Thomas in Houston. She earned her medical degree at UT Southwestern before completing a residency in internal medicine-pediatrics and a fellowship in hematology at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland. She also earned a master's degree in clinical sciences from UT Southwestern's Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences.

Dr. Nero's research interest in sickle cell disease has resulted in numerous publications in peer-reviewed journals, and she has been invited to present her findings at scientific conferences throughout the U.S. She is also actively involved as a principal investigator or co-investigator on several clinical trials evaluating the safety and effectiveness of experimental treatments. She is frequently featured as a sickle cell disease expert in local and national media.

Dr. Nero is an active member of numerous professional organizations, including the American College of Physicians, American Medical Association, National Medical Association, American Society of Hematology, CV Roman Medical Society, E.E. Just Medical Society, Sickle Cell Adult Provider Network, Foundation for Women and Girls with Blood Disorders, Texas Medical Association, and Dallas County Medical Society.

Dr. Nero is a dedicated volunteer for patient advocacy groups and community health and wellness events and serves as a mentor to medical students, trainees, and faculty members.

Personal Note

Dr. Nero’s interests outside of medicine include spending time with her family and reading.


Medical School
UT Southwestern Medical School (2004)
Case Western Reserve University (2008), Internal Medicine & Pediatrics
Case Western Reserve University (2011), Hematology Oncology

Research Interest

  • Sickle Cell disease
  • Transition of care and outcomes

Honors & Awards

  • Sickle Cell Healthcare Hero
    Sickle Cell Consortium (2020)
  • Who's Who in Black Dallas
  • 40 Under 40 Leaders in Minority Health
    National Minority Quality Forum (2016)
  • Fellow
    American College of Physicians (2016)
  • Visionary Award
    Sickle Cell Day Treatment Project (2016)
  • Who's Who in Black Dallas
  • Inspiring Women in STEM Award
    INSIGHT Into Diversity Magazine (2015)
  • Clinical Research Scholar
    UT Southwestern (2012-2015)

Professional Associations/Affiliations

  • American College of Physicians
  • American Medical Association
  • American Society of Hematology
  • CV Roman Medical Society
  • Dallas County Medical Society
  • E.E. Just Medical Society
  • Foundation for Women and Girls with Blood Disorders
  • National Medical Association
  • Sickle Cell Adult Provider Network
  • Texas Medical Association