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.


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

Maureen Achebe, M.D., M.P.H.
Ronald McCaffrey, M.D.
Aric Parnes, M.D.

Nurse Practioners
Elyse Mandell, MSN, RNCS, Nursing Director
Paula Temoczko, N.P.
Samira Sheth, N.P.

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:

Joslin Eye Center – for routine ophthalmologic evaluation and treatment when indicated
Brigham and Women's Hospital Orthopedics – for hip or other orthopedic problems
Brigham and Women's Hospital Obstetrics & Gynecology – for our pregnant patients
Brigham and Women's Genetic Counselors
Dana-Farber Bone Marrow Transplant Service – for evaluation and treatment with bone marrow or stem cell transplant

Brigham and Women's Hospital Sickle Cell Information Resource Center

Patients and families can read about sickle cell here.


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