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Pediatric Sickle Cell Disease ECHO Clinic

In collaboration with the New England Pediatric Sickle Cell Consortium, the goal of our Pediatric Sickle Cell Disease TeleECHOTM Clinics is to further educate and increase the comfort of healthcare professionals treating pediatric patients with Sickle Cell Disease (SCD). Currently, SCD affects about 100,000 people in the US. Though childhood mortality has decreased significantly in the past fifty years, individuals with SCD continue to have limited access to comprehensive care.

Our teleECHO clinics will bring together healthcare professionals to share their expertise and provide feedback on difficult patient cases. We welcome physicians, nurses and nurse practitioners, social workers, and other healthcare professionals with an interest in Sickle Cell Disease.

CME/CNE credit will be available soon. 


Join us twice a month:

  • 1st Tuesday from 4:00-5:00 pm
  • 3rd Tuesday from 5:00-6:00 pm

Upcoming Schedule:

Date Time Presenter
Dec 18, 2018 5:00-6:00 pm TBD
Jan 15, 2018 5:00-6:00 pm Donna Boruchov, MD from Connecticut Children's Medical Center in Hartford, CT
Feb 5, 2018 4:00-5:00 pm TBD
Feb 19, 2018 5:00-6:00 pm TBD


Check out the didactic presentation from a past ECHO clinic

Date Presenter Topic  
Oct 2, 2018 Philippa Sprinz, MD, Msc from Hasbro Children’s Hospital in Providence, RI Sickle Cell Disease and Hypercoagulability (pdf)  
Oct 23, 2018 Melisa Ruiz-Gutierrez, MD from Boston Medical Center in Boston, MA  Splenic Sequestration and Splenectomy in Sickle Cell Disease (pdf)  
Nov 6, 2018 Philippa Sprinz, MD, MSc from Hasbro Children’s Hospital in Providence, RI Transitioning Patients with Sickle Cell Disease from Pedi to Adult Care (pdf)  
Nov 20, 2018 Anjulika Chawla, MD from Brown University in Providence, RI
Patricia Kavanagh, MD from Boston Medical Center in Boston, MA
Matched Related Donor Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplant for Children with Sickle Cell Disease (pdf)  

The Team

Patricia Kavanagh Patricia Kavanagh, MD
Boston Medical Center,
Boston, MA
Jack Maypole Jack Maypole, MD
Boston Medical Center,
Boston, MA
Phillipa Sprinz, MD, Msc Phillipa Sprinz, MD, Msc
Hasbro Children's Hospital,
Providence, RI
Leanne Barret, BS Leanne Barrett, BS
Boston Medical Center,
Boston, MA
Daniela Moreno Daniela Moreno, BS
Hasbro Children’s Hospital,
Providence, RI

Join us!

If you’re interested in joining a scheduled session, please fill out the form below. For more information, please contact Leanne Barrett at 617.414.6393 or at [email protected].


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HRSA grant number (2U1EMC27864-04-00)