Hematology

Treatment for diseases of the blood, both cancerous and non-cancerous, is provided through the University of Maryland Medical Center’s Division of Hematology/Oncology, part of the Department of Medicine.

Our physicians have expertise in several non-cancerous, or “benign”, blood diseases. This includes management of bleeding diatheses, evaluation of clotting disorders, and treatment of sickle cell disease. Many benign hematologic conditions are inherited and are present at birth, although they may occur later in life. Pediatric patients with blood conditions are treated at the University of Maryland Children’s Hospital, while adult patients are evaluated by UMMC’s benign hematologists.

In addition, UMMC has two hematologists who specialize in providing care for adult patients with sickle cell disease. They actively conduct clinical research with the goal of identifying better treatments for patients living with this condition.

Blood cancers, such as leukemias and lymphomas, are treated by our hematologists at the University of Maryland Marlene and Stewart Greenebaum Comprehensive Cancer Center. For more information about our services for treating blood cancers, visit the Hematologic Malignancies page.

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To make an appointment with one of our specialists, please call 1-800-492-5538.