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BMC’s Center of Excellence in Sickle Cell Disease is the largest center of its kind in New England, serving more than 450 patients annually, from newborns to adults. The center’s multidisciplinary team is committed to providing patients with highly personalized care across childhood, teenage years, and adulthood. Our goal is to help patients manage their symptoms so they can live as normal a life as possible.
In addition to a designated pediatric sickle cell program and adult sickle cell program, our team offers a transitional care clinic to help young adults transition into adult care and learn how to play a role in their own health care.
Our team includes physicians and nurse practitioners from pediatric and adult hematology and primary care, as well as other specialties. Nurses, social workers, case management, and a patient navigator are also available to help guide patients through their care. Our team works with departments across the hospital to provide coordinated and consistent care between the Emergency Department, inpatient services, and outpatient clinics, including the pediatric STAR unit and the Infusion Center in the Adult Hematology/Oncology Clinic.
Highlights of our program include:
- Largest combined pediatric and adult sickle cell disease (SCD) center in New England
- A focus on research to learn how sickle cell disease affects the body and investigate new potential treatments
- Unique programs to help patients navigate the transition of care from pediatrics to adulthood
- Expertise in medical and surgical management of the complications of SCD
- Expertise in pain management
- A diverse team that speaks several languages, including Spanish and French, as well as translation services for 263 languages
Moakley Building 617.638.6428
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Sickle Cell Disease - Adult Clinic
Sickle Cell Disease - Pediatric Clinic
Sickle Cell Disease - Transitional Care
Conditions We Treat
Anonymous Patient Story
Jean-Antoine Ribeil, MD, PhD
Hemoglobinopathies, red blood cell disorders, sickle cell anemia
Elizabeth S Klings, MD
Pulmonary hypertension, pulmonary complications of sickle cell disease, pulmonary embolism, chronic dyspnea
Amy E Sobota, MD, MPH
Sickle cell disease, iron deficiency, menstrual disorders
Santia Berberena, PsyD
adult mental health, bariatric medicine, health psychology and stress management techniques, interventions in clinical hypnosis, trauma informed interventions and care, Latino and Afro-Caribbean mental health, immigrant mental health, Native American mental health, cognitive and personality assessment
Robyn T Cohen, MD
Asthma, pulmonary complications of sickle cell anemia, asthma health disparities, asthma in Latinx communities, social determinants of health
Terrell Y Johnson, MD
Lillian E McMahon, MD
Sickle Cell Disease, Sickle Cell Anemia, Hemoglobin C Disease, Hemoglobinopathies
Caitlin M Neri, MD
Melisa Ruiz-Gutierrez MD
Martin H Steinberg, MD
Charlene M Sylvestre, NP, MSN, MSW, RN, NP-C, CCAP
Sickle Cell Disease
Darryl A Woods, MD
Meet BMC’s Clinical Director for the Center of Excellence in Sickle Cell Disease
Jean-Antoine Ribeil, MD, PhD, recently joined Boston Medical Center’s Department of Hematology and Oncology as clinical director of the Center of Excellence in Sickle Cell Disease. As an…
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BMC researchers are finding innovative new ways to treat and cure blood disorders.
As our patient, you'll have access to a wide range of clinical trials from both BMC researchers and researchers at other institutions. While we enroll any and all eligible patients in clinical trials, BMC physicians are in particular leaders in the enrollment of under-represented minorities in clinical trials.
Learn more about clinical trials for Sickle Cell Disease at BMC.
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