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Hematology

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Children's has one of the largest pediatric sickle cell disease programs in the country.

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When your child is diagnosed with a blood or bone marrow disorder, finding the right specialist is the first step in getting quality care, and we have the largest, most comprehensive team in the region. The pediatric hematology specialists at Children’s National are recognized leaders in the field and experts in caring for kids.

This combination of patient and family-focused care and medical expertise is one reason Children’s National is consistently rated among the top pediatric hospitals in the nation.

Conditions Treated

We provide inpatient and outpatient services to diagnose and treat a wide range of blood diseases and bone marrow disorders, including:

  • Anemia (all types) 
  • Hemophilia
  • Histiocyte Disorders 
  • Idiopathic Thrombocytopenia Purpura (ITP)
  • Myelofibrosis 
  • Sickle Cell Disease
  • Thalassemia
  • Thrombophilia and Thrombotic (Clotting) Disorder

Programs and Services

A specialist at Children’s National for more than 30 years, Division Chief Naomi L.C. Luban, MD, leads a multidisciplinary team of dedicated physicians, nurses, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, psychologists, social workers, and physical therapists.

We believe care should be specific and unique to meet the needs of each child. To help meet those needs, children with certain conditions are followed through special programs at Children’s National, including:

Potomac Power

We also know the best care means treating a whole person, not simply an illness. Children’s Division of Hematology and Division of Oncology, bring teens with cancer together through an exciting program called Potomac Power.

To counter the isolation and difficulties our young patients often face during cancer treatment, Potomac Power promotes social support and peer relationships through fun group activities around the Washington, DC, area, like going to a baseball game, the movies, or dinner.

Debbie Frieburg's Story

Debbie Freiburg

Debbie Freiburg is the Vice President of Nursing for Medicine, Surgery, Hematology/Oncology and Central Nursing Operations. She has been at Children's since 1978, joining the team as a staff nurse on the Hematology and Oncology unit.

Debbie Frieburg's Story

The Hematology Team

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Conditions

We provide a healthcare experience designed with kids in mind, and delivers confidence and assurance when parents need it most.

Contact Information

Have a question about a specific disease or condition or treatments or services we offer?

Locations

We see children from around the Washington, DC, area, nation, and world who need the specialized expertise and child-focused care we offer.

Meet the Team

Our providers represent medical and surgical specialties, family practice, and general pediatrics.

Related Departments

Pediatric specialists work closely to ensure an integrated approach to caring for each child and family. 

Resources for Providers

We value the network of referring physicians and staff and offers resources for medical education and referring patients.