Lewis Hsu, MD, Pediatric Hematology & Oncology, Chicago, IL

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Pediatric Hematology & Oncology Chicago, IL

Pediatric Anemia and Red Blood Cell Hematology

University of Illinois

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  • Office

    840 S. Wood St. MC856
    University of Illinois, Pediatric Hematology Oncology
    Chicago, IL 60612
    Phone(312) 996-6143
    Fax(312) 413-9484
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Summary

  • Lewis Hsu, MD, PhD, is a pediatric hematologist with a career devoted to sickle cell disease, both clinical and translational research. Hsu developed a lifelong affinity for interdisciplinary collaboration during his education in Chemical Engineering and the combined MD-PhD (Biophysics). He has served in leadership of some of the largest pediatric sickle cell centers in the USA. His clinical and translational research in sickle cell disease includes the landmark STOP study of transfusion to reduce stroke risk in sickle cell, landmark studies of bone marrow transplantation to cure sickle cell disease, clinical research on pain management of patients hospitalized with sickle cell pain, and studies of inflammatory vasculopathy due to hemolysis in mouse models. During 25 years of experience in leadership of some of the largest sickle cell programs in the country, his immersion in “team science” led to over 70 scientific publications. His research in sickle cell disease also includes community health workers, implementation science, health education, and global community engagement. He co-authored the “Hope and Destiny” books for family education on sickle cell and provides training for community health workers for sickle cell disease with Sickle Cell Disease Association of America (SCDAA) and with a pilot project in Nigeria, and the training of Linkage Specialists can build upon this foundation. His experience in applying implementation science to sickle cell disease includes formal training from NIH TIDIRC program and applications to sickle cell disease in NIH sickle cell projects and by the European Union for sickle cell in Africa. He had leadership roles on care transitions, social determinants of health, and patient-centered outcomes in PCORI work and in the CHECK project under Centers for Medicaid and Medicare Innovation. His community engagement and volunteer service includes Chief Medical Officer of SCDAA and global experience in Nigeria and Brazil.
  • amazing sickle cell patient Billy Garrett Jr is elite college basketball player

    video clip from Fox Sports "Inside Big East" published January 26, 2015

Education & Training

  • Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
    Children's Hospital of PhiladelphiaFellowship, Pediatric Hematology/Oncology, 1991 - 1994
  • Yale-New Haven Hospital
    Yale-New Haven HospitalResidency, Pediatrics, 1988 - 1991
  • University of Rochester
    University of RochesterPh.D., Biophysics, 1981 - 1988
  • University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry
    University of Rochester School of Medicine and DentistryClass of 1988
  • Cornell University
    Cornell UniversityB.S., Chemical Engineering, 1977 - 1981

Certifications & Licensure

  • IL State Medical License
    IL State Medical License 2011 - 2023
  • MD State Medical License
    MD State Medical License 2010 - 2012
  • DC State Medical License
    DC State Medical License 2009 - 2013
  • VA State Medical License
    VA State Medical License 2009 - 2012
  • GA State Medical License
    GA State Medical License 1994 - 2003
  • PA State Medical License
    PA State Medical License 1991 - 2010
  • CT State Medical License
    CT State Medical License 1991 - 1991
  • American Board of Pediatrics Pediatrics
  • American Board of Pediatrics Pediatric Hematology-Oncology

Awards, Honors, & Recognition

  • Chicago Magazine: Top Doctors Castle Connolly, 2014-2020
  • Lifetime Achievement Award Howard University Sickle Cell Center, 2019
  • America's Top Doctors Castle Connolly, 2014-2019
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Clinical Trials

Publications & Presentations

PubMed

Journal Articles

  • A Phase 3 Trial of L-glutamine in Sickle Cell Disease  
    Rita Bellevue, Joseph L Lasky, Elliott P Vichinsky, Lewis L Hsu, Sharada Sarnaik, Lynne D Neumayr, Yutaka Niihara, Sophie Lanzkron, Ifeyinwa Osunkwo, Lance Sieger, Edu..., The New England Journal of Medicine
  • Clinical Trial Implementation and Recruitment: Lessons Learned from the Early Closure of a Randomized Clinical Trial  
    Peters-Lawrence MH, Bell MC, Hsu LL, Osunkwo I, Seaman P, Blackwood M, Guillaume E, Bellevue R, Krishnamurti L, Smith WR, Dampier CD, Minniti CP; Sickle Cell Disease C..., Contemp Clin Trials, 3/1/2012
  • Hydroxyurea makes inflammation "just right"?  
    Hsu LL, Blood, 2/23/2012
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Press Mentions

  • Video Games Connect Chronically Ill Children Isolated at Home, Hospital
    Video Games Connect Chronically Ill Children Isolated at Home, HospitalMay 21st, 2020
  • GBT Awards More Than $200,000 in Grants to Five Nonprofit Organizations Through New ACCEL Program Aimed at Improving Access to Healthcare for People Living with Sickle Cell Disease
    GBT Awards More Than $200,000 in Grants to Five Nonprofit Organizations Through New ACCEL Program Aimed at Improving Access to Healthcare for People Living with Sickle Cell DiseaseJune 10th, 2019
  • Read a New Abstract on Camps for Children with Sickle Cell!
    Read a New Abstract on Camps for Children with Sickle Cell!December 18th, 2018
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Professional Memberships

Other Languages

  • Chinese (Mandarin), Spanish