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Today’s Faces of Sickle Cell Disease: Marjorie DeJoie-Brewer, MD

It wasn’t until her second year in medical school at the University of Pennsylvania that Marjorie DeJoie-Brewer found out that she had SCD. She had never had to manage pain quite like that, and “it was a steep learning curve,” she says. But learn, she did, quickly discovering that treatment options were scarce. So when she finished her training, she had an idea: Why not use her expertise in internal and rehabilitation and sports medicine to help SCD patients learn how to take better care of themselves?

Now, in addition to all manner of volunteer efforts, DeJoie-Brewer wears three hats in service to the SCD cause: medical director for her local SCD association, research clinician at Children’s Hospital, and owner of her own private wellness practice.

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