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John J. Strouse, MD, PhD

Associate Professor of Medicine
Department of Pediatrics
Duke University School of Medicine
201 Trent Dr.
Durham, North Carolina, United States

John J. Strouse is currently working as Associate Professor of Medicine in the Department of Pediatrics at Duke University School of Medicine.

He received his medical degree from the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and fellowship in Pediatric Hematology from Nci, National Institutes of Health. He also received his Ph.D in clinical investigation from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health for a series of studies to identify predictors of cognitive function in children with sickle cell disease.

Dr. John J. Strouse’s research has focused on the epidemiology, risk factors, and prevention of the pulmonary and central nervous system complications of sickle cell disease and includes retrospective and prospective cohort studies and clinical trials.  His other research interests include the application of large clinical, research, and administrative databases to the study of rare hematological diseases and interventions to improve the quality of and access to care for sickle cell disease. Dr. Strouse has served on the American Society of Hematology Sickle Cell Taskforce and Sickle Cell Pain Guideline Panel and is co-chair of the American Society of Hematology Healthcare Professional Education and Training Work Group.


Education and Training

– Fellow In Pediatric Hematology, Nci, National Institutes of Health, 2001 – 2004

– Fellow In Pediatric Hematology/Oncology, Johns Hopkins University, 2001 – 2004

– Fellow In Hematology, Nhlbi, National Institutes of Health, 2000 – 2004

– Combined Internal Medicine/Pediatrics Residency, University of Rochester, 1996 – 2000

– Ph.D., Johns Hopkins University, 2009

– M.D., Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, 1996



– Sickle Cell Treatment Demonstration  


Representative Publications:

Increased prevalence of potential right-to-left shunting in children with sickle cell anaemia and stroke

Improving Quality of Care for Sickle Cell Patients in the Pediatric Emergency Department

Randomized controlled trial of sildenafil for preventing recurrent ischemic priapism in sickle cell disease

Respiratory syncytial virus and seasonal influenza cause similar illnesses in children with sickle cell disease

Secondhand smoke is associated with more frequent hospitalizations in children with sickle cell disease

Perceived discrimination, patient trust, and adherence to medical recommendations among persons with sickle cell disease

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