Farzana Sayani, MD MSc

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Assistant Professor of Medicine at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
Department: Medicine

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

Erika Edwards: Through out pandemic, sickle cell patients suffer quietly at home. NBCnews.com September 2020 Notes: https://www.nbcnews.com/health/health-news/throughout-pandemic-sickle-cell-patients-suffer-quietly-home-n1239720.

Nabavizadeh, A, Chawla S, Wu P, Rodriguez A, Englund E, Langham M, Sayani F, Russell E, Wehrli F.: Whole-Brain Brain Oxygen Metabolism in Adult Sickle-Cell Patients Using Two Different Quantitative MRI Approaches. American Society of Neuroradiology, 58th Annual Meeting. May 2020.

Tracey Romero: New sickle cell disease treatments are helping people live longer - and giving them a higher quality of life. Philly Voice February 2020 Notes: https://www.phillyvoice.com/sickle-cell-disease-treatments-symptoms-life-expectancy-advancements/

OncLive - Peer Exchange: Management of Beta Thalassemia. \{OncLive - Peer Exchange} 2020 Notes: Panel Interview https://www.onclive.com/view/managementofbetathal.

HCPLive - Peer Exchange: Beta thalassemia: Severity and Impact on Patients' Quality of Life. HCPLive 2020 Notes: Panel interview. https://www.mdmag.com/peer-exchange/manage-beta-thalassemia/beta-thalassemia-severity-and-impact-on-patients-quality-of-life.

HCPLive: The role of transfusion for beta thalassemia. \{HCPLive}. HCPLive, 2020 Notes: Panel Interview. https://www.mdmag.com/peer-exchange/manage-beta-thalassemia/the-role-of-transfusion-for-beta-thalassemia.

Farzana Sayani MD: What is Beta-Thalassemia Major. CheckRare.com. checkrare.com, 2020 Notes: CheckRare is a leading publisher and learning platform focused on rare diseases.

Farzana Sayani MD: Sickle Cell Disease Explained. CheckRare.com. CheckRare.com, 2020 Notes: CheckRare is a leading published and learning platform focused on rare diseases.

Karen Weintraub: Time has finally come for sickle cell advancements. WebMD November 2019 Notes: https://www.webmd.com/a-to-z-guides/news/20191122/time-has-finally-come-for-sickle-cell-advancement.

Shah FT, Sayani F, Trompeter S, Drasar E, Piga A: Challenges of blood transfusions in b-thalassemia. Blood Reviews. Elsevier, 37, September 2019.

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Last updated: 10/30/2020
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