Farzana Sayani, MD MSc

faculty photo
Assistant Professor of Medicine at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
Director, Penn Comprehensive Adult Thalassemia Program
Director, Penn Comprehensive Sickle Cell Program
Department: Medicine

Contact information
3rd Floor Dulles Building
3400 Spruce Street,
Philadelphia, PA 19104
Office: 215-615-6555
Fax: 215-615-6599
Education:
BSc (Cellular, Molecular and Microbial Biology)
University of Calgary, 1998.
MD (Medicine)
University of Calgary, 2001.
MSc (Haemoglobinopathies)
University College London, 2012.
Permanent link
 
> Perelman School of Medicine   > Faculty   > Details

Description of Clinical Expertise

- Care of adult patients with sickle cell disease and thalassemia.
- Care of adult individuals with red cell disorders, including rare inherited red cell disorders.
- Transfusional iron overload.
- Transition of care for adult thalassemia and sickle cell patients from a pediatric to adult healthcare setting.

Description of Research Expertise

- Complications of in adults with thalassemia and sickle cell disease.
- iron overload in thalassemia.
- Improvement in care of patients with sickle cell disease and thalassemia.

Selected Publications

Peslak S and Sayani F: Hemoglobinopathies and Thalassemias. Emery and Rimoin's Principles and Practice of Medical Genetics and Genomics: Hematologic, Renal and Immunologic Disorders, 7th edition. Reed E. Pyeritz, Bruce R. Korf, Wayne W. Grody (eds.). Elsevier, 2023.

Peslak AS, Brimm-Akins A, Foxwell, AM, Iannelli M, Grande C, Breen D, Russell JE, Uritsy TJ, Sayani F. : A novel, effective, and efficient strategy for treating sickle cell vaso-occlusive events in the infusion center setting. Blood Adv Page: bloodadvances.2022007307, Aug 2022 Notes: Published online: 08/08/2022.

Matthews A, Yui J, Chiang EY, Pishko AM, Cuker A, Cucchiara BL, George D, Sayani F, Mullen MT: Cerebral infarction due to severe ADAMTS-13 deficiency with normal hematological parameters: A cause of cryptogenic stroke. J Stroke Cerebrosvasc Dis. 31(6): 106431, Jun 2022.

Roe AH, McAllister A, Kete C, Pishko A, Whitworth H, Schreiber CA, Sayani FA: Sex as an independent risk factor for venous thromboembolism in sickle cell disease: A cross-sectional study. J Womens Health Page: doi: 10.1089/jwh.2022.0046, Jun 2022 Notes: Online ahead of print.

Sayani F, Lal A, Tasian G, Al Mukaddam M, Killilea DW, Fung EB : Kidney stones in transfusion-dependent thalassemia: Prevalence and risk factors. Open Journal of Urology 125(4), April 2022.

Jean-Fellix SA, Dolin C, Triebwasser J, Sayani F, Feldman R. : Contemporary obstetric and neonatal outcomes in sickle cell disease: a retrospective cohort study. American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology 226(13): S215-S216, Jan 2022.

Roe AH, Lang B, McAllister A, Gaitors MC, Smith-Whitley K, Schreiber CA, Sayani F: Contraceptive use and preferences among females with sickle cell disease. Contraception 105: 42-45, Jan 2022.

Yui JC, Geara A, Sayani F. : Deferasirox-associated Fanconi syndrome in adult patients with transfusional iron overload. Vox Sang 116 (7): 793-797, Aug 2021.

Arnold T, By S, Dyvorne H, O'Halloran R, Sayani F, Desiderio L, Litt B, Stein J. : In-vivo ferumoxytol imaging and T1/T2 characterization at 64mT. International Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine (ISMRM), Concord, CA May 2021 Notes: "Poster Presentation" Abstract #: 1251.

Farzana Sayani: Transitioning to adult healthcare in thalassemia: Q & A with Dr. Farzana Sayani. Cooleys Anemia Foundation. Cooleys Anemia Foundation, Jan 2021 Notes: https://www.thalassemia.org/boduw/wp-content/uploads/2021/01/QA-with-Dr.-Sayani-Transitioning-to-Adult-Healthcare-in-Thalassemia.pdf.

back to top
Last updated: 12/06/2022
The Trustees of the University of Pennsylvania