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Blood Disorders (Hematology)

Contact number | 202-476-2140
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Expert Teams for Every Case

We have pulled together teams of specialists with expertise in treating specific blood disorders, such as sickle cell disease, so that you can feel comforted that you’re receiving the best care. Learn more about our sickle cell program team.

Meet the team

Our Division of Hematology is one of the largest pediatric hematology programs in the country. Our pediatric hematology specialists are recognized leaders in the field, which helps us deliver advanced care for rare conditions, such as anemia, hemophilia and histiocyte disorders. In addition, our team of physicians and therapists are experts in caring for kids. We have our own blood bank and we are a nationally recognized buddy program for our chronically transfused patients with sickle cell anemia.

Hematology at Children's National: Why Choose Us?

Children have complex blood clotting systems that change as they grow. At Children’s National, our understanding of pediatric blood disorders and the many ways in which they affect your child’s well-being helps us deliver the best care.

Highlights of our program include:

  • Comprehensive care. Children's National has one of the largest and most active pediatric sickle cell programs in the country, treating 10-20 children with sickle cell each day. If your child has sickle cell disease, we will coordinate and deliver specialized care to meet all of his or her health needs, including anything from specialized pain management to dental care. Learn more about our Comprehensive Sickle Cell Disease Program.
  • Safety. We protect children from life-threatening blood clots during their hospital stay, regardless of whether they have a blood disorder diagnosis. Learn more about our Comprehensive Hemostasis and Thrombosis Center.
  • Effective pain management. Our Sickle Cell Integrative Pain Clinic offers complementary non-opioid approaches to managing pain, including aromatherapy, acupuncture and physical therapy.
  • Innovative treatments. As one of few programs in North America caring for rare histiocyte disorders, Children’s National offers access to treatments that are not widely available. Learn more about our Histiocyte Disorders Program
  • Seamless care. We work with experts across Children’s National Health System to deliver seamless care for complex conditions. Partnering with physicians from our Pediatric Gynecology Program, we offer one of few dedicated clinics for teen girls with heavy menstrual bleeding (menorrhagia). 
  • Convenient care. With outpatient care locations throughout the Washington, D.C., metropolitan area, we make it easy for your child to get the care he or she needs. In fact, our Montgomery County Outpatient Center receives more than 1,700 visits a year.

Hematology Appointments Can Now be Scheduled Online

If your child is an existing patient, you can now schedule his or her appointments online through the MyChildrensNational patient portal. Please note that new patients must call to schedule their initial visit. For more information about online appointment scheduling, please contact your care team. Access the patient portal.

Contact Us

For more information or to make an appointment, call us at 202-476-7060.

Paul's Story

Sickle Cell Disease

Paul Williams graduating

Almost 18 years ago, Audrey and Paul Sr. were living in Maryland awaiting their son’s arrival into the world. In preparation, they did all the research that expecting parents do, including looking for the best pediatrician and comparing car seats. In addition to this routine research, they also looked for the best sickle cell disease programs within the area. Since both of his parents had sickle cell trait, there was a one in four chance that their son would have sickle cell disease.

Paul's Story

Blood Disorders (Hematology) Team