Blood Disorders

At Winship, our benign hematology program is a leader in designing strategies that help patients manage a variety of complex blood, bleeding, and clotting disorders.

The hematology healthcare team at Winship is available to help you find the best treatment plan for any one of the benign hematological disorders or blood disorders including anemia, leukocytosis, leukopenia, pancytopenia and throbocytopenia.

If you have been diagnosed with a blood cancer, you can learn about your treatment options by visiting the leukemia, lymphoma or multiple myeloma pages.

Treating close to 1,000 hematological patients a year, our experts draw on Emory’s vast resources in hematology, pathology and bone marrow transplantation, to provide the newest, most effective practices and treatments for benign hematological disorders. As specialists, our teams develop groundbreaking treatments that produce better outcomes and are adopted by other leading hematology programs.

The benefits of our multidisciplinary and highly experienced teams include:

  • Access to physicians who rank among the top hematological experts in the world.
  • Weekly review of patient cases by the full team of experts.
  • Coordinated scheduling for appointments among various specialties.
  • Access to Winship's Bone Marrow and Stem Cell Transplant Program, the largest and oldest program in Georgia.
  • Access to a nurse navigator to assist you throughout the treatment process.
  • Access to support groups and education classes for you and your caregivers.
  • Availability of new treatment options within our clinical trials program.

Due to the various types of differing blood disorders, a variety of tests are used to diagnose specific blood disorders.

A complete staging workup may include a physical exam, blood work, imaging tests, bone marrow biopsy, and for Sickle Cell Disease patients, a hemoglobin electrophoresis. For patients with biopsies performed at outside facilities, the tissue samples are re-evaluated by Winship hematopathologists to confirm the diagnosis.

Our hematology program offer services at progressive clinical practices at the Winship Cancer Institute (Clifton Campus), Emory Saint Joseph's Hospital, Emory University Midtown Hospital and Grady Memorial Hospital.

The most common blood disorders we treat at our clinics include:

  • Thrombotic disorders, including deep vein thrombosis and pulmonary embolism.
  • Bleeding disorders, including hemophilia and von Willebrand's disease.
  • Antiphospholipid syndrome and reproductive coagulopathies.
  • Anemia and disorders of red blood cells.
  • Sickle cell disease and thalassemia.
  • Disorders of white blood cells, including leukopenia and leukocytosis.
  • Platelet disorders, including thrombocytopenia and thrombocytosis.

If you have been diagnosed with a blood disorder, we are ready to help you. Call us at 1 (888) 946-7447 or (404) 778-1900 to make an appointment or request an appointment online. Winship experts are also available to provide a second opinion.

We understand that this is a very stressful time. We welcome your questions and requests for help. Learn what to expect on your first visit.

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Ana Antun MD, MSc

  • Hematologist
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                                 Ana  Antun MD, MSc
Ana Antun MD, MSc

Ana Antun MD, MSc

Imre Bodó MD, PhD

  • Hematologist
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                                 Imre Bodó MD, PhD
Imre Bodó MD, PhD

Imre Bodó MD, PhD

Stephanie Boyea MS, RD, CSO, LD

  • Nutrition Advisor
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                                 Stephanie Boyea MS, RD, CSO, LD
Stephanie Boyea MS, RD, CSO, LD

Stephanie Boyea MS, RD, CSO, LD

  • A Registered Dietitian, Ms. Boyea provides blood cancer patients who are undergoing treatment at Winship with personalized nutrition advice.
  • Registered Dietitian, Winship Cancer Institute of Emory University
  • (404) 778-7991

Caitlyn Carson RN, BSN, OCN

  • Nurse Navigator
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                                 Caitlyn Carson RN, BSN, OCN
Caitlyn Carson RN, BSN, OCN

Caitlyn Carson RN, BSN, OCN

Stephanie DeBragga MS, PA-C

  • Physician Assistant
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                                 Stephanie DeBragga MS, PA-C
Stephanie DeBragga MS, PA-C

Stephanie DeBragga MS, PA-C

Alexander Duncan MD

  • Pathologist
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                                 Alexander Duncan MD
Alexander Duncan MD

Alexander Duncan MD

  • Dr. Duncan's clinical focus includes thrombophilia and congenital and acquired hemostasis.
  • Assistant Professor, Department of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine, Emory University School of Medicine
  • (404) 712-5947

Fuad El Rassi MD

  • Hematologist
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Fuad El Rassi MD

Fuad El Rassi MD

  • Located at Grady Memorial Hospital, Dr. El Rassi treats patients in benign hematology at the Sickle Cell Clinic.
  • Assistant Professor, Department of Hematology and Medical Oncology, Emory University School of Medicine
  • (404) 616-3388

Bruce D. Goldsweig MD

  • Community Oncologist
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Bruce D. Goldsweig MD

Bruce D. Goldsweig MD

Carmen Hancock MSN, APRN, FNP-C

  • Nurse Practitioner
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                                 Carmen Hancock MSN, APRN, FNP-C
Carmen Hancock MSN, APRN, FNP-C

Carmen Hancock MSN, APRN, FNP-C

Brittany Hill PA-C, MPH, MSc, MMSc

  • Physician Assistant
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                                 Brittany  Hill PA-C, MPH, MSc, MMSc
Brittany Hill PA-C, MPH, MSc, MMSc

Brittany Hill PA-C, MPH, MSc, MMSc

Christine L. Kempton MD, MSc

  • Hematologist
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                                 Christine L. Kempton MD, MSc
Christine L. Kempton MD, MSc

Christine L. Kempton MD, MSc

Robert J. Klafter MD

  • Community Oncologist
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Robert J. Klafter MD

Robert J. Klafter MD

  • As part of Winship's community oncology team, Dr. Klafter will provide personalized care to cancer patients at Emory Saint Joseph's Hospital.
  • Assistant Professor, Department of Hematology and Medical Oncology, Emory University School of Medicine
  • (404) 778-1900

Morgan L. McLemore MD

  • Hematologist
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Morgan L. McLemore MD

Morgan L. McLemore MD

  • Dr. McLemore specializes in treating patients with leukemia, myelodysplastic syndrome, aplastic anemia and other blood disorders.
  • Assistant Professor, Department of Hematology and Medical Oncology, Emory University School of Medicine
  • (404) 778-1900

Neela Natarajan MD

  • Community Oncologist
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                                 Neela Natarajan MD
Neela Natarajan MD

Neela Natarajan MD

Maria Ribeiro MD

  • Hematologist
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                                 Maria Ribeiro MD
Maria Ribeiro MD

Maria Ribeiro MD

  • Located at the Atlanta VA Medical Center, Dr. Ribeiro's clinical practice includes treating hemophilia and other bleeding disorders.
  • Chief, Section of Hematology & Medical Oncology, Atlanta Veterans Affairs Medical Center
  • (404) 321-6111

Sidney F. Stein MD, JD

  • Hematologist
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                                 Sidney F. Stein MD, JD
Sidney F. Stein MD, JD

Sidney F. Stein MD, JD

Stephen M. Szabo MD

  • Community Oncologist
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                                 Stephen M. Szabo MD
Stephen M. Szabo MD

Stephen M. Szabo MD

  • Dr. Szabo practices general medical oncology and specializes in the treatment of breast cancer, gastrointestinal cancers, and benign hematology at Emory Saint Joseph's Hospital.
  • Director of Community Oncology, Emory Saint Joseph's Hospital
  • (404) 778-1900

Ajay Tadepalli MD

  • Community Oncologist
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                                 Ajay Tadepalli MD
Ajay Tadepalli MD

Ajay Tadepalli MD

  • Dr. Tadepalli is a community oncologist treating cancer patients at Emory Johns Creek Hospital and The Emory Clinic at Buford.
  • Assistant Professor, Department of Hematology and Medical Oncology, Emory University School of Medicine
  • (404) 778-1900

Meena Thirunavu MD

  • Community Oncologist
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                                 Meena Thirunavu MD
Meena Thirunavu MD

Meena Thirunavu MD

  • Dr. Thirunavu specializes in the treatment of a wide range of oncologic and hematologic disorders with particular interest in breast cancer, lymphomas, cancer genetics and coagulation disorders.
  • Assistant Professor, Department of Hematology and Medical Oncology, Emory University School of Medicine
  • (404) 778-1900

"Bobby" Duc Q. Tran, Jr. MD, MSc

  • Hematologist
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                                 "Bobby" Duc Q. Tran, Jr. MD, MSc
"Bobby" Duc Q. Tran, Jr. MD, MSc

"Bobby" Duc Q. Tran, Jr. MD, MSc

Pepper Wilson RD, LD, CSO

  • Nutrition Advisor
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                                 Pepper Wilson RD, LD, CSO
Pepper Wilson RD, LD, CSO

Pepper Wilson RD, LD, CSO

  • Mrs. Wilson provides individualized nutrition care to optimize health throughout the stages of cancer, from diagnosis to survivorship.
  • Registered Dietitian, Emory University Hospital Midtown
  • (404) 293-5837
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