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.
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, MD, MPH
Aric Parnes, MD
Elyse Mandell, MSN, RNCS, Nursing Director
Paula Temoczko, NP
Samira Sheth, NP
Larisa Patacchiola, MSW, LICSW, OSW-C
Our clinic is located at The Yawkey Building at the Dana-Farber Cancer Center
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.