Medical Director, CHO
Hematology/Oncology Programs



Presentations/Invited Lectures/Workshops/Panels
"Hematologic Abnormalities in the African- and Asian-American community" Summit Medical Center Conference - Oakland California, February 25, 1999.

"The 1999 International Conference on E-Beta Thalassemia" Primary organizer and chair, Dr. Elliott Vichinsky, Claremont Resort, Oakland CA, April 17-18, 1999.
"Current issues associated with blood transfusions" Speaker and Chair - Dr. Elliott Vichinsky, Consensus Meeting on Transfusion-Related Iron Overload, Amelia Island FL, August 6-8, 1999.

"E/Beta Thalassemia: The New Kid on the Block" 1999 Joint Annual Meeting of the International Society of Paediatric Oncology and the American Society of Pediatric Hematology Oncology, Montreal Canada, September 13-17, 1999.

"Overview of New Directions in the Therapy of SCD"; "Prospective Red Cell Phenotype Matching in STOP Trial"; "ACS Associated with Neurologic Findings: an Often Fatal Complication of SCD" 23rd Annual Sickle Cell Disease Clinical Research Meetings, Bethesda MD, 1999.

"The Lung in Sickle Cell Anemia" 65th Annual Meeting of the American College of Chest Physicians, Chicago, IL, September 30 – November 4, 1999.

"Antigen matching: pros and cons" American Association of Blood Banks 52nd Annual Meeting, San Francisco, CA, November 6, 1999.

"Kids, Cancer, Clots, Crises & Cures: From the Lab to Your Office: An Innovative Symposium in Pediatric Hematology/Oncology for the Practitioner", "Overview of Hematology/Oncology Services & Programs at Children's Hospital Oakland: New Technologies for the Primary Care Doctor", "Ten Most Common Questions to Ask the Hematologist" The 29th Annual Fall Conference, Monterrey, CA, November 12-14, 1999.

"New Advances in Therapy for Sickle Cell Disease" CHORI Resident’s Seminar, Oakland CA, February 2, 2001.

"Decompression Coring vs. Conservative Therapy for Avascular Necrosis of the Hip Study Group"; "Practice Issues in Sickle Cell Disease: Transfusion Strategies and Iron Overload" 24th Annual Sickle Cell Meeting, Philadelphia, PA, April 9-12, 2000.
Thalassemia Standards of Care Conference for Providers, Keynote Speaker & Chair, Pasadena CA, June 3-4, 2000.

"Acute Chest Syndrome Collaborative Group" 13th Annual American Society of Hematology, Minneapolis MN, September 14-16, 2000

"Hemosiderosis in Beta Thalassemia and in Sickle Cell Disease: An Implementation Meeting" Annual Sickle Cell Disease Clinical Research Meeting, Bethesda MD, September 19, 2000.

"Reaching Out", "Infectious Disease/Blood Safety/Hep C/Iron Measurement", Keynote Speaker and workshop participant, 15th Annual Thalassemia Action Group Patient/Parent Conference, Anaheim CA, October 14, 2000.

"Acute Sickle Cell Chest Syndrome in Pediatric and Adult Patients" CHEST 2000 American College of Chest Physicians, San Francisco CA, October 23, 2000.

"Evaluation and Management of Neuromuscular Problems in Sickle Cell Disease" American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Annual Assembly, November 4, 2000.

2000 - Member, Medical Advisory Board
Impact Children Foundation

1996-1998 Member, Clinical Trials Review Committee
National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute; National Institutes of Health

1996-Present Member, Executive Committee
Multicenter Study Trial of Hydroxyurea in Sickle Cell Disease

1995-Present Member, Medical Advisory Board
Cooley's Anemia Foundation

1995-Present Member, Executive Committee
Stroke Prevention Trial in Sickle Cell Disease

1995-Present Member, Sickle Cell Pain Management Guidelines Committee
American Pain Society

1995-Present Member, Medical Advisory Board
Sickle Cell Disease Association of America

1993-Present Chairman, Pediatric Acute Chest Syndrome Writing Committee
Cooperative Study of Sickle Cell Disease

1991-Present Member, Agency Health Care Policy Research
Forum of Clinical Practice, National Institutes of Health

1991-Present Member, Steering Committee
National Cooperative Study of Bone Marrow Transplantation in Sickle
Cell Disease

1990-Present Member, Executive Committee
Cooperative Study of Sickle Cell Disease

1988-Present Representative for Pacific Southwest States
National Council of Genetics Services

1988-Present Reviewer for Genetic Diseases Program
Maternal and Child Health Institute

Journal Reviewer
Archives of Internal Medicine
Journal of Laboratory and Clinical Medicine
American Journal of Paediatric Hematology/Oncology
Journal of Pediatrics
New England Journal of Medicine

Scientific Achievement Award, Children's Hospital Oakland, 2000


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