Naomi Luban, MD Hematologist, Laboratory Medicine Specialist



Naomi L. Luban, MD, is Chair of the IRB, the Medical Director of the Office of Protection of Human Subjects at Children's National Health System, Director of the Blood Donor Center, Associate Program Director for the General Clinical Research Center, and Vice Chair for Faculty Affairs at Children's National. She has been an attending physician at Children’s National for more than 30 years.

Dr. Luban has published more than 140 peer-reviewed journal articles and more than 40 book chapters. She has edited seven texts in pediatric transfusion medicine and is an editorial board member for Transfusion and the American Journal of Hematology. In addition, Dr. Luban is a peer-reviewer for Transfusion, JAMA, Immunohematology, The Journal of Pediatrics, and Pediatric Blood and Cancer, among others.

Currently, Dr. Luban is a Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics, the Chair of the Committee on Blood Disorders in Childhood of the American Society of Hematology, and a member of the Board of Trustees of the American Society of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology.

Her clinical interests are focused in inherited platelet disorders and hemophilia.

Dr. Luban lives in Maryland and has two children.

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Research & Publications

Research & Publications

Blood transfusions in children a multiinstitutional analysis of practices and complications

(2008) Transfusion

Blood component therapy

(2008) Pediatric Clinics of North America

National Sickle Cell Disease Program

(2007) Selection of Blood and Blood Products. Best Practices in Transfusion Medicine for Patients with Sickle Cell Disease

rs660 polymorphism in Ro52 SSA1 TRIM21 is a marker for agedependent tolerance induction and efficiency of alloimmunization in sickle cell disease

(2009) Molecular Immunology

Management of anemia in the newborn

(2008) Early Human Development

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