The HHT Program at Boston Medical Center includes medical providers from 10 specialties, committed to providing coordinated, excellent care including genetic counseling and testing, diagnosis, screening, and treatment to optimize the health and lives of those affected by HHT.

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Specialty Clinics

Hematology

Patients with blood disorders receive consultation and treatment for a broad range of benign conditions, such as hemoglobinopathies (sickle cell anemia and thalassemia), hemochromatosis, bleeding and thrombotic disorders (von Willebrand's disease and hemophilia), hypercoagulable states, myeloproliferative disorders, myelodysplasia and anemia, and malignancies such as leukemia, lymphoma and myeloma.

Treatments & Services

  • Nasal AVM laser ablation
  • Nasal AVM embolization
  • Brain AVM Counseling
  • Brain AVM Radiosurgery
  • Brain AVM Embolization
  • Brain AVM TOBAS study
  • Colonoscopy
  • Endoscopy, Upper Endoscopy
  • Lung AVM embolization

Diagnostics and Tests

Genetic Consultation

As HHT is a hereditary condition, people with several features of HHT or a close relative with HHT are often referred to a genetics professional. During a genetics consultation, information regarding HHT, clinical diagnostic criteria, as well as possible genetic testing is provided.  Genetic testing (via blood or saliva sample) can help provide a definitive diagnosis of HHT. Genetic consultation also provides a time to discuss possible results such as positive, negative, or uncertain and the implications of each. The genetics team works closely with the person being tested and insurance to provide affordable access to genetic testing.

A clear diagnosis (genetic or via clinical criteria) allows for appropriate recommendations for preventative screening, medical management and treatment of the features of HHT. Those diagnosed with HHT can then share their diagnosis with other first-degree relatives to determine whether they too may merit such counseling and testing or have not inherited HHT.

Our Team

Directors

Antoine-Jean Ribeil, MD, PHD

Clinical Director Sickle Cell Center of Excellence

Special Interests

Hemoglobinopathies, Red Blood Cell Disorders

Thanh Nguyen, MD

Director, Interventional Neuroradiology and Interventional Neurology
Professor of Radiology, Neurosurgery and Radiology, Boston University School of Medicine

Anesthesia

Clinical Genetics

Jodi D Hoffman, MD

Chief, Section of Genetics, Department of Pediatric Genetics
Associate Professor, Boston University School of Medicine

Dermatology

Otolaryngology (ENT)

Jessica R Levi, MD

Director of Pediatric Otolaryngology
Associate Professor of Otolaryngology and Pediatrics, Boston University School of Medicine
Assistant Residency Program Director
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Gastroenterology

Hematology

Antoine-Jean Ribeil, MD, PHD

Clinical Director Sickle Cell Center of Excellence

Special Interests

Hemoglobinopathies, Red Blood Cell Disorders

Interventional Neuroradiology

Mohamad K Abdalkader, MD

Assistant Professor of Radiology, Boston University School of Medicine
Interventional Neuroradiology

Thanh Nguyen, MD

Director, Interventional Neuroradiology and Interventional Neurology
Professor of Radiology, Neurosurgery and Radiology, Boston University School of Medicine

Interventional Radiology

Suvranu Ganguli, MD

Section Chief, Interventional Radiology
Professor of Radiology, Boston University School of Medicine

David Guez, MD

Assistant Professor of Radiology, Boston University school of Medicine

Pulmonology

Neurology

Thanh Nguyen, MD

Director, Interventional Neuroradiology and Interventional Neurology
Professor of Radiology, Neurosurgery and Radiology, Boston University School of Medicine