Global Women’s Professional and Business Exchange Conference
March 17th – 22nd 2020 Accra-Ghana

Kim Smith-Whitley, MD

Clinical Director of the Division of Hematology and Director of the Comprehensive Sickle Cell Center at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia.

Dr. Smith-Whitley is Director of the Comprehensive Sickle Cell Center, Clinical Director of the Division of Hematology, and a professor of Pediatrics. She holds the Elias Schwartz, MD, Endowed Chair in Hematology.

Her clinical and research focus is on sickle cell survivorship: predicting and preventing long-term, chronic, and life-threatening complications of the disease. She initiated two innovative programs at CHOP:

A short-stay Hematology Acute Care Unit

The Blue Tie Tag program to recruit blood donors for pediatric transfusions

She received the 2010 Blockley-Osler Award for excellence in teaching clinical medicine at the bedside.