The Division of Hematology at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia provides inpatient and outpatient services for children and adolescents with all hematologic disorders other than malignancies. Patients are cared for by a multidisciplinary team in a setting designed exclusively for children and their families. Referring physicians are kept informed in detail about the child's diagnosis and treatment and remain the primary physician.

Inpatients are admitted to Children's Hospital and are seen daily by the attending hematologist and a hematology fellow. Hematologists will arrange for consultations with physicians in other subspecialties as needed. Families have access to social work and other family-centered services in the Division of Hematology and at the Hospital.

Conditions we treat

  • Anemia
  • Aplastic anemia (acquired and familial)
  • Diamond-Blackfan anemia
  • Fanconi anemia
  • Hemolytic anemia
  • Iron deficiency anemia
  • Megaloblastic (pernicious) anemia
  • Sickle Cell Anemia
  • DDAVP (Desmopressin Acetate)
  • Dyskeratosis congenita
  • Hemophilia
  • Hereditary spherocytosis
  • Hyperlipidemia
  • Hypertension (high blood pressure)
  • Idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura (ITP)
  • Myelodysplastic syndrome
  • Paroxysmal noctumal hemoglobinuria
  • Severe congenital neutropenia
  • Shwachman Diamond syndrome
  • Thalassemia
  • Alpha thalassemia
  • Beta thalassemia (Cooley's anemia)
  • von Willebrand disease

Our programs

The Division of Hematology offers a variety of programs specifically designed to treat patients with different blood disorders, each with a designated team of specialists who are highly trained to diagnose and treat blood disorders. Some of our leading programs include:

  • Sickle Cell Center
  • Bone Marrow Failure Center
  • Thalassemia

Featured faculty

Kim Smith-Whitely, MDKim Smith-Whitely, MD

Dr. Smith-Whitley is the Medical Director of the Sickle Cell Clinical Program, the Clinical Director of the Division of Hematology, an Associate Professor of Pediatrics and she holds the Elias Schwartz, M.D., Endowed Chair in Hematology. 

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