Hematology

The Division of Hematology is an academic unit within the Department of Hematology and Medical Oncology that is committed to excellence in research, education, and patient care.

Our mission is to provide the highest quality care for patients with benign and malignant hematological disorders, develop novel therapies through translational research, and to train and mentor the next generation of hematologists.

Hematology faculty provide expert primary and consultative care for patients with a diverse spectrum of benign and malignant blood-related disorders that include

  • Disorders of red blood cells, white blood cells, and platelets
  • Coagulation problems including hemophilia
  • Acute leukemia (AML, ALL)
  • Myeloma
  • Hodgkin lymphoma
  • Non-Hodgkin lymphoma
  • Bone marrow failure disorders (aplastic anemia, paroxysmal nocturnal hemoglobinuria, myelodysplastic syndromes, LGL leukemia, pure red cell aplasia)
  • Myeloproliferative disorders (polycythemia vera, essential thrombocytosis, chronic myeloid leukemia, systemic mastocytosis, myelofibrosis), B-cell malignancies (myelomas and lymphomas),
  • Hemoglobinopathies including sickle cell anemia

The major activity of the division is research. Our faculty works at the cutting edge of molecular and cellular biology, pathophysiology, and applied clinical research. 

The Hematology and Medical Oncology Fellowship Program prepares physicians for the subspecialty practice of hematology and for academic careers as researchers in the areas of hematopoiesis, hemostasis and thrombosis, marrow failure, myeloproliferative disorders, hemoglobinopathies and sickle cell disease, as well as hematologic malignancies. In the Emory University School of Medicine, our faculty actively participate in the hematology course, ranked the best course by second-year medical students.

Hemostasis and Thrombosis

The Emory and Children's Healthcare of Atlanta Comprehensive Hemostasis and Thrombosis Center is one of the largest clinical program in the United States. This program is uniquely organized with adult and pediatric interdisciplinary connection. The team consists of both adult and pediatric physicians, nurses, nurse practitioners, reseach coordinators, social workers and administrative staff. The goal of this program is to deliver outstanding care in a setting that is structured to permit the conduct of clinical and translational trials across all ages.

To learn more about the pediatric program, visit Children's Healthcare of Atlanta website.

To learn more about the clinical program for adults, visit Winship Cancer Institute's website.

Leukemia

The Leukemia Program is a large and diverse regionally recognized center of excellence for the management of leukemia, myelodysplastic syndromes (MDS) and myeloproliferative disorders (MPD). More than 300 new cases of leukemia, MDS and MPD are referred annually to the leukemia clinic at Winship from Georgia and the greater Southeast region of the United States. Research is a major component of the Leukemia Program, and leading-edge research is conducted daily by faculty members in areas that include: development of mouse models for human leukemias, development of mouse models to test new drug therapy, and development and clinical testing of novel drugs.

For patients seeking treatment for leukemia, visit the leukemia web page at Winship Cancer Institute's website.

Sickle Cell

The Georgia Comprehensive Sickle Cell Center is the world's first 24 hour comprehensive primary care clinic for patients with sickle cell syndromes. This program located at Grady Hospital offers multidisciplinary care for more than 1200 patients with sickle cell through a dedicated team of physicians, nurses, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, clinic assistants, social workers, psychologists and a psychiatric clinical nurse specialist. The staff conducts clinical research aiming to improve the care of all patients through investigations involving new drugs and and observational trials to expand knowledge about the disease. This program has a unique Pediatric and Adult interdisciplinary connection.

For patients diagnosed with sickle cell syndromes, visit Sickle Cell Clinic web page at Grady Healthcare's website or visit Winship Cancer Institute's website.