The Comprehensive Sickle Cell Disease Treatment Center offers each patient a multidisciplinary team of experienced sickle cell disease specialists. Meet the team:

Sickle Cell Disease Team

Sharl Azar, MD
Medical Director, Comprehensive Sickle Cell Disease Treatment Center
Adult Hematology Provider




Ellen Silvius, RN, BSN
Sickle Cell Disease Nurse Navigator




Lorrie Bertrand, LCSW
Sickle Cell Disease Social Worker




Mary Huang, MD
Pediatric Hematology Provider




Alison Friedmann, MD
Pediatric Hematology Provider




Lauren Boal, MD
Pediatric Hematology Provider




Aisha James, MD, MS
Primary Care Provider




David Smith, MD
Adult Hematology Provider




Giselle Javier




Josue Espinoza, MHA
Administrative Manager




Our Pain and Suffering Management Team

Stephanie Kiser, MD, MPH
Palliative Care




Irene Martyniuk
Integrative Therapies (Acupuncture, Massage, Yoga)




Rev. Donna Blagdan, BCC
Spiritual Care




Our Subspecialty Team

Silas Wang, MD




Harish Shanthanu Seethapathy, MBBS




Allison Bryant Mantha, MD, MPH
Obstetrics & Gynecology




Gleeson Rebello, MD, MBBS




Patricia Brunker, MD, DPhil
Transfusion Medicine




Ryan Thompson, MD
Complex Care




Priscilla Parris, NP
Complex Care