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Nirmish R. Shah, MD

Healthcare Provider
Director of Duke's Sickle Cell Transition Program
Duke Adult Comprehensive
Sickle Cell Center
40 Duke Medicine Circle
Clinic 2N
Durham, North Carolina, United States

As director of Duke’s sickle cell transition program, Dr. Nirmish Shah’s practice and research focuses on treating children and adults with sickle cell disease. When he works with children, he tries to focus on teaching them about their condition and how to transition successfully to living with the disease as an adult. For all patients, he focuses on providing the medical, social and psychological support they need to remain healthy. His research aims to increase engagement of sickle cell patients with their own care using mobile technology. Through the use of applications, he is hoping to help patients, specifically children, better manage their symptoms and medications.


Representative Publications:

Trends in Sickle Cell Disease-related Priapism in U.S. Children’s Hospitals

Attitudes of Primary Care Physicians Toward Sickle Cell Disease Care, Guidelines, and Comanaging Hydroxyurea With a Specialist

Challenges in Shifting Management Responsibility From Parents to Adolescents With Sickle Cell Disease

Differences in pain management between hematologists and hospitalists caring for patients with sickle cell disease hospitalized for vasoocclusive crisis

Sickle cell disease is associated with iron mediated hypercoagulability

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