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ASH HFFTP Awarded Institutions

Johns Hopkins School of Medicine

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"Training in non-malignant hematology is my passion.  In my role as APD, my mission has always been to introduce fellows to the fascinating and fulfilling world of academic hematology.  Sickle cell disease is at the heart of non-malignant hematology, and this ASH HFFTP Award will allow us to provide fellows with the most comprehensive and flexible training in this underrepresented field.  We are excited to train the next generation of leaders in sickle cell disease."

Rakhi Naik, MD, MHS, ASH HFFTP Associate Program Director
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"Our program is committed to serving our Baltimore community and this ASH HFFTP Sickle Cell Pathway strengthens that commitment.   Our fellows will have the opportunity to train in the Johns Hopkins Sickle Cell Center for Adults to learn the essentials of multi-disciplinary care of sickle cell disease.  We have a strong track-record of training in non-malignant hematology, and with this important program, we will enhance fellow training in the care of patients sickle cell disease."

Ross Donehower, MD, ASH HFFTP Program Director
Contact: [email protected]


The Johns Hopkins Hematology Fellowship Track is one of the longest-standing hematology focused fellowship training programs in the United States. Since its creation in 2005, we have recruited the best and brightest fellows to pursue their passions in academic hematology, and we are proud of our exceptional record in training hematologists to become leaders in their fields.

With this ASH HFFTP Award, our Hematology Track is excited to offer a new Sickle Cell Pathway to provide trainees with comprehensive clinical and research training in sickle cell disease. This Pathway affirms our strong commitment to serving our local Baltimore sickle cell disease community. Fellows will obtain academic training through the internationally-renowned Johns Hopkins Sickle Cell Center for Adults, which has served as a model of sickle cell care throughout the world. This innovative, flexible Pathway will also allow fellows to customize their training by obtaining dual-certification in Transfusion Medicine or Pediatric Hematology-Oncology (for med/peds trained applicants).

This ASH HFFTP Sickle Cell Pathway will expand the training opportunities available to our Hematology Track fellows. We will now offer 3 Hematology Track fellowship slots per year. We can’t wait to add to our growing Johns Hopkins Hematology family!