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Hsu,  Lewis    M.D.


Dr. Hsu is a pediatric hematologist who is dedicated to finding cures for sickle cell disease, and to improving treatment and education until cures can be found. He joined UIC as director of the Sickle Cell Center and Professor of Pediatrics in July 2011. He led large pediatric sickle cell programs at Emory University, St. Christopher's Hospital for Children, and Children's National Medical Center. His clinical and translational research experience include multicenter landmark clinical trials of sickle cell stroke prevention and bone marrow transplantation, and contributing to understanding of inflammation and nitric oxide in mouse models of sickle cell disease. He has published over fifty peer-reviewed papers, mentored numerous physicians and graduate students, and contributed to four sickle cell websites devoted to patient education. He has also co-authored a book, now in its third edition, entitled "Hope and Destiny: The Patient and Parent's Guide to Sickle Cell Disease and Sickle Cell Trait." In addition to sickle cell disease, his clinical interests include thalassemia and adolescent transition. Among his research interests are sickle cell disease, health education, bone marrow transplantation, and inflammation and vasculopathy, and health disparities. In addition to English, Dr. Hsu speaks Spanish, Chinese (Mandarin), and a little Portuguese.

  • Board Certification: Pediatrics, Sub-board of Pediatric Hematology-Oncology
  • Board Certification: Pediatrics
  • Fellowship: Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
  • Residency: Yale - New Haven Hospital
  • Medical School: University of Rochester
  • Doctor of Philosophy: University of Rochester
  • Pediatric Hematology and Oncology
  • Adolescent Transition
  • Sickle Cell Disease
  • Thalassemia

Languages Spoken:
  • English
  • Mandarin (Chinese)
  • Spanish


1801 West Taylor Street
Outpatient Care Center - 2 E
Chicago,  IL  60612

Phone: 312-996-7416

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