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Kim Smith-Whitley, MD

Healthcare Provider
Comprehensive Sickle Cell Center
Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
3401 Civic Center Blvd.
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

Dr. Smith-Whitley is the director of the Comprehensive Sickle Cell Center, the clinical director of the Division of Hematology, and an associate professor of Pediatrics. She holds the Elias Schwartz, MD, Endowed Chair in Hematology. Her areas of expertise include bone marrow failure, general hematology, sickle cell disease. Her clinical and research focus is on sickle cell survivorship: predicting and preventing long-term, chronic, and life-threatening complications of the disease. She initiated two innovative programs at CHOP:

– A short-stay Hematology Acute Care Unit

– The Blue Tie Tag program to recruit blood donors for pediatric transfusions

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