Sickle Cell Disease Program

The mission of the Georgetown University Hospital Pediatric Hematology Program is to deliver compassionate, family-centered, state-of-the-art clinical care and education through a multi-disciplinary approach in an academic environment grounded in spiritual and ethical values.

Our hematology service includes a Friday clinic which is dedicated to the care of children and young adults with sickle cell disease and other hemoglobin disorders.

This program provides dedicated ongoing medical and psychiatric care in coordination with psychosocial support services for all issues related to sickle cell disease. The program provides consultation, verification of newborn screening results, and genetic counseling, art therapy and spiritual counseling as needed. The GUH pediatric hematology service also provides full medical and supportive care for hemophilia and all other blood-related disorders including rare bleeding problems and clotting problems.

The Team

Scott Myers, MD, MPH, is the Director of the Sickle Cell Disease Program.

Denise Garner, LICSW, LCSW-C, is the Lead Social Worker.

The team is involved in collaboration with the NIH (National Institutes of Health hematology programs), Howard University Hospital, and community activities related to sickle cell disease.