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Sickle Cell Disease Clinic

Each person with sickle cell disease is an individual. At the Brigham and Women’s Sickle Cell Disease Clinic, we offer comprehensive care to meet individual needs. Whether a person is seen during a routine, scheduled appointment or during an acute episode, our clinicians treat the entire person taking into consideration the specific needs of each patient.

Not only do we provide our patients with comprehensive medical care, we provide the resources to help with managing the disease day-to-day. A team of experienced physicians, nurse practitioners, nurses and social workers are dedicated to the care of each patient in living a full life.

Services

The following is a brief listing of some of the services we offer:

Our Day Hospital

Our day hospital is located on the 8th floor of the Yawkey Building at the Dana-Farber Cancer Center. We offer urgent, same-day appointments for hydration with intravenous fluids and pain management.

In-patient Hospital Facilities

Our patients are admitted to the medical floors of Brigham and Women’s Hospital for evaluation and management of complications of sickle cell disease.

Community Outreach

Our patients seeking community involvement and support are referred to the Greater Boston Sickle Cell Disease Association, a community organization with whom we work.

Our Treatment Team

Physicians

  • Maureen Achebe, MD, MPH
  • Aric Parnes, MD

Nurse Practitioners

  • Elyse Mandell, MSN, RNCS, Nursing Director
  • Paula Temoczko, NP
  • Samira Sheth, NP

Social Workers

  • Larisa Patacchiola, MSW, LICSW, OSW-C

Our Clinic

Our clinic is located at The Yawkey Building at the Dana-Farber Cancer Center

BWH Sickle Cell Disease Clinic
450 Brookline Avenue
Brookline, MA 02215

New patients who wish to make an appointment should call 1-617-732-6089. Patients who have already visited our clinic should call 1-617-732-5048 to make an appointment.

Clinical Affiliations

Our patients are routinely referred for specialty care to the following clinics:

Brigham and Women's Hospital Sickle Cell Information Resource Center

Patients and families can read about sickle cell here.

If I have sickle cell trait, will my children have sickle cell disease? Do people with sickle cell disease live past childhood? Does sickle cell disease only affect Black people? Maureen Okam Achebe, M.D., Hematologist and Clinical Director for Hematology at Brigham and Women's Hospital and Assistant Professor at Harvard Medical School, clears up some common misconceptions about sickle cell disease.

What is sickle cell disease? Who does it affect? What causes it? Maureen Okam Achebe, M.D., Hematologist and Clinical Director for Hematology at Brigham and Women's Hospital and Assistant Professor at Harvard Medical School, explains how sickle cell disease is diagnosed and how it affects someone's daily life.

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