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Dr. Lynne Neumayr is a hematologist and oncologist who specializes in caring for children with sickle cell disease. She also cares for patients with thalassemia, a hereditary disorder in which the body has abnormal or insufficient hemoglobin (the protein that carries oxygen). She serves as administrative medical director of pediatric hematology-oncology and interim director of the sickle cell disease program at UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital Oakland.
Also co-director of sickle cell disease research at Oakland, Neumayr has contributed to developing standard-of-care guidelines for patients with sickle cell disease and has published numerous articles in peer-reviewed journals.
Before becoming a doctor, Neumayr worked as a statistician at the National Institute of Mental Health. She earned her medical degree from the University of California, San Diego. She completed a residency in pediatrics at UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital Oakland, serving as chief resident, followed by a fellowship in pediatric hematology and oncology. She joined the UCSF faculty in 1993.
In 2019, Neumayr received an achievement award from UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital Oakland for her career in science.
UC San Diego, MD, 1986
UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital Oakland, Pediatrics, 1987
UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital Oakland, Pediatric Hematology-Oncology, 1990