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3501 Civic Center Blvd
Philadelphia, PA 19104
United States

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Kim Smith-Whitley, MD
Kim Smith-Whitley
Director, Comprehensive Sickle Cell Center

Dr. Smith-Whitley's research focuses on sickle cell survivorship: predicting and preventing long-term, chronic, and life-threatening complications of the disease.



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Education and Training

AB, Duke University (Zoology/Psychology), 1982

MD, George Washington University School of Medicine, 1989

Titles and Academic Titles

Director, Comprehensive Sickle Cell Center

Clinical Director, Division of Hematology

Elias Schwartz, MD, Endowed Chair in Hematology

Attending Physician

Associate Professor of Pediatrics

Professional Awards

Dean's Award for Excellence in Clinical Teaching at an Affiliated Hospital, University of Pennsylvania, 2006

Master Clinician Award, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, 2009

Blockley-Osler Award, University of Pennsylvania, 2010

Contemporary Clinical Medicine – Great Teachers Award, National Institutes of Health, 2011

Chairman's Award, Sickle Cell Disease Association of America, 2014

The Academy of Master Clinicians, University of Pennsylvania, 2015

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