UCSF Benioff Children's pediatric Hematology Clinic provides comprehensive care for children and adolescents who have blood diseases, including anemias; abnormalities of red or white blood cells and platelets; and inherited disorders such as sickle cell anemia and hemophilia. Depending on the disease, our clinic offers treatments ranging from medications and immunotherapies to complex transfusions and bone marrow transplants. Being based at a hospital where there is also ongoing research into blood disorders, we're able to access new, safe effective treatments as soon as they become available.
We understand that the diagnosis and treatment of a blood disorder can be difficult for patients, physically and emotionally. So we are dedicated to giving our patients not only the highest-quality medical care, but also the support they and their families may need. Our team includes physicians who are experts in pediatric blood diseases, as well as nurse specialists, psychologists, social workers and child life specialists. We also collaborate with the UCSF Pediatric Blood & Marrow Transplant Clinic in the event your child is a candidate for a transplant. Our goal is to achieve the best possible outcome and help every child gain long-term quality of life.
Our locations (5)
Robert Ward Hagar
Michelle L. Hermiston
MD, PhDPediatric hematologist-oncologist
Mary B. Lesh
PNP, MSNPediatric nurse practitioner
Kristin A. Shimano
Awards & recognition
Ranked among the nation's best in 10 specialties
Plan your visit
What to Bring
- Photo I.D.
- Health insurance card
- Insurance authorization, if required
- Doctor's referral, if required
- Recent test results related to your child's condition
- List of medications, including dosages, plus any your child is allergic to
- List of questions you may have
- Device or paper for taking notes
- Completed medical forms that we will mail to you ahead of time
New visitor rules
Patients may have only one visitor at a time and switch visitors twice a day. Thanks!
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