• Specialties

    Pathogenesis of pulmonary vascular complications of SCD. The role of venous thromboembolism in clinical outcomes in sickle cell disease and use of echocardiography for deeper clinical phenotyping in pulmonary hypertension

  • Departments

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Dr. Klings is the director of the Center for Excellence in Sickle Cell Disease, the largest sickle cell disease (SCD) center in New England, director of the Pulmonary Hypertension Center at Boston Medical Center, and a professor at the Boston University Chobanian & Avedisian School of Medicine. At BMC, she has created numerous clinical programs and expanded clinical trials for patients. As an NIH-funded principal investigator, she is researching the roles of disease modulators, including sleep-disordered breathing and venous thromboembolism, in endothelial and vascular dysfunction. In her work with the American Society of Hematology, she is the principal investigator for Clinical Trials Network MA Clinical Trials Unit and part of the Training Non-hematologists to Care for Adults Living with SCD Working Group. Dr. Klings is also active with the Medical and Research Advisory Committee of the Sickle Cell Disease Association of America and the Foundation for Sickle Cell Disease Research.
  • Administrative Title

    Director of the Center for Excellence in Sickle Cell Disease, Director of Pulmonary Hypertension; Professor of Medicine, Boston University Chobanian & Avedisian School of Medicine
  • Residency

    Boston City Hospital
  • Fellowship

    Pulmonary/Critical Care fellowship at Boston University Medical Center
  • Special Interests

    Pathogenesis of pulmonary vascular complications of SCD. The role of venous thromboembolism in clinical outcomes in sickle cell disease and use of echocardiography for deeper clinical phenotyping in pulmonary hypertension
  • Languages

    Spanish

Affiliations

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