Emily Meier, MD Hematologist



Emily Riehm Meier, MD, is an attending physician in the Division of Hematology in the Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders at Children’s National Health System. Following completion of her pediatric residency at Children’s National, she cared for children with sickle cell disease as a clinical associate in the Division of Hematology and Oncology. She completed her Pediatric Hematology/Oncology fellowship at Children's National in 2009. Her research interests include fetal hemoglobin expression and disease severity prediction in children with sickle cell disease.

Currently, Dr. Meier is a research fellow in the Molecular Medicine Branch, National Institute of Diabetes, Digestion, and Kidney Diseases at the National Institutes of Health and an assistant professor of Pediatrics at the George Washington University School of Medicine.

Education & Training

Education & Training

  • Fellowship Program, Pediatric Hematology/Oncology, 2009
    Children's National Medical Center
  • Residency Program, Pediatrics, 2004
    Children's National Medical Center
  • Residency Program, Pediatrics, 2003
    Children's National Medical Center
  • Internship Program, Pediatrics, 2001
    Children's National Medical Center
  • MD, 2000
    Indiana University School of Medicine
  • BS, 1996
    Michigan State University
Patient Stories

Patient Stories: Emily Meier

Patient story

Eli's Story

"Hang in there. Find support. The initial craziness of being in a hospital and having a child with a stroke will gradually fall into a new reality, and you will all adjust to it."

Patient story

Staci's Story

"As a parent/caretaker, you want to fight with every ounce of fight that you have. It's normal and necessary to help you feel like you are fighting right along with your precious baby."



Children’s National Hosts Sickle Cell Symposium at Sheikh Zayed Campus on Nov. 8

Children’s National Health System serves one of the largest sickle cell disease  populations in the country, treating more than 1,400 children and young adults, from birth to age 21. Children’s National will hold a Sickle Cell Disease Symposium on Saturday, Nov. 8, from 8 am -noon for medical providers and 9:30 am – 4 pm for families and patients living with sickle cell at the main hospital, known as the Sheikh Zayed Campus for Advanced Children’s Medicine, 111 Michigan Avenue NW, Washington, DC, 20010.

Research & Publications

Research & Publications

29th Annual Meeting of the National Sickle Cell Disease Program

(2006) Evaluation of outpatient sickle cell pain treatment

Agedependent effects of chronic transfusion upon fetal hemoglobin expression in children with sickle cell disease

(2009) Pediatr Blood Cancer, Poster

Biochemical and Molecular Basis of Red Blood Cell Disorders

(2010) Biochemical Basis of Pediatric Disease, 4th Ed

Combining fetal hemoglobin and reticulocytosis to index clinical severity of sickle cell disease in children

(2009) Blood, Poster

Contributed various chapters including Febrile neutropenia Emergency management of hemophilia Henoch Schonlein Purpura management Hypertension in patients with increased intracranial pressure

(2007) Common Medical Errors in Pediatrics

Cytokine mediated increases in fetal hemoglobin are associated with globin gene histone modification and transcriptions factor reprogramming

(2009) Blood

During terminal differentiation HbFinducing cytokines cause decreased expression and reduced globin locus occupancy of BCL11a in human erythoblasts

(2009) Blood, Oral Presentation

Expression patterns of fetal hemoglobin in sickle cell erythrocytes are both patient and treatmentspecific during childhood

(2010) Pediatr Blood Cancer

Ineffective erythorpoiesis caused by phenylhydrazine activates the expression of GDF15 in maturing erythroblasts

(2009) Blood, Poster

Iron depleted erthropoiesis slow but effective

(2008) Blood, Oral Presentation

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Jozlyn's Story

Jozlyn's Story

Jozlyn was born with sickle cell disease and couldn't participate in many activities, but three years ago, she had a bone marrow transplant, and is now back at school and is a cheerleader.

Read More of Jozlyn's Story