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Robert I. Liem, MD
Director of the Comprehensive Sickle Cell Program
Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital
Box 30, 225 E Chicago Avenue
Chicago, Illinois, United States
Robert I. Liem is Associate Professor of Pediatrics at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. His clinical interests center on hemoglobin disorders, including pediatric and adult sickle cell disease and thalassemia. He is also a clinical investigator with active research programs in these areas. His major research interests focus on exercise responses, inflammation and vascular function as well as their impact on cardiopulmonary fitness, clinical outcomes and physical functioning in children and young adults with sickle cell anemia.
He is also the principal investigator of several other protocols at Lurie Children’s Hospital that are aligned with his interests in exercise physiology, free-living physical activity, habitual exercise patterns and aerobic training in this population. Other areas of clinical and research focus include transition to adult care, patient-centered medical homes, health disparities and parental decision making regarding research participation in sickle cell disease and thalassemia.
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