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Vivien A. Sheehan, MD, PhD

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Director of Translational Sickle Cell Research
Emory University School of Medicine
100 Woodruff Circle
Atlanta, Georgia, United States

Dr. Vivien Sheehan is a pediatric and adult hematologist specializing in sickle cell disease (SCD). Her clinical interests include: sickle cell disease, the treatment of hemoglobin in patients with sickle cell disease, and transitioning chronically ill pediatric patients to adult subspecialty care. Dr. Vivien Sheehan is a member of the Sickle Cell Program in the Hematology Center at Texas Children’s Hospital. She is board certified in internal medicine, pediatrics, IM hematology, and pediatric hematology/oncology.


Representative Publications:

The role of BCL11A and HMIP-2 polymorphisms on endogenous and hydroxyurea induced levels of fetal hemoglobin in sickle cell anemia patients from southern Brazil

Original Research: Use of hydroxyurea and phlebotomy in pediatric patients with hemoglobin SC disease

Whole exome sequencing identifies novel genes for fetal hemoglobin response to hydroxyurea in children with sickle cell anemia

Transcranial Doppler velocity and brain MRI/MRA changes in children with sickle cell anemia on chronic transfusions to prevent primary stroke

Genetic modifiers of sickle cell anemia in the BABY HUG cohort: influence on laboratory and clinical phenotypes