Center for Sickle Cell Disease

Mission Statement

The Howard University Center for Sickle Cell Disease is committed to a six-fold goal that includes comprehensive medical care, research, testing, education, counseling, and community outreach.

Patient Services

Adult Sickle Cell Disease Clinic

The Center for Sickle Cell Disease offers a weekly outpatient clinic for adults with sickle cell disease. The clinic is held each Tuesday from 8:00AM to 12:00 Noon and each Thursday from 1:00PM to 5:00PM in Suite B on the First Floor of the Howard University Hospital, 2041 Georgia Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20060.

For further information about this clinic, please call the nurse coordinator, Dorothy Vanderpuije, at (202) 865-7592 and appointments for this clinic can be made by calling (202) 865-4700. During clinic hours, questions can be directed to (202) 865-1376. For after hours inquiries, please call Howard University Hospital at (202) 865-6100 and ask to speak to the hematology fellow on call.

Pediatric Sickle Cell Disease Services

We have an ongoing collaboration with the District of Columbia Greater Access to Pediatric Sickle Cell Services Project which is managed by Sohail R. Rana, MD, Professor of Pediatrics and Child Health, College of Medicine.

Pediatric patients with sickle cell disease are seen by Dr. Rana and his staff three days a week. Please call (202) 865-4583 for further information.

Sickle Cell Trait Screening

Screening for sickle cell disease is offered free of charge by trained Hospital staff every Wednesday morning from 9:00AM to 12:00PM on the 1st Floor of Howard University Hospital, outside Freedmen's Hall. Screening results generally take one week to become available. Educational material regarding sickle cell disease is also provided during these hours. Call (202) 865-8292 for more information.


Contact Us

Adults: (202) 865-1376

Children: (202) 865-4583