Sickle Cell Center

Dr. Bergmann and a patient

The Sickle Cell Center has two components: clinical care and research.

The clinic is staffed by a multidisciplinary team of pediatric hematologists, hematology nurse specialists and a clinical coordinator.

Patient and family education is provided at the time of diagnosis and is incorporated into all clinic visits. Our clinic provides acute care for patients with pain, fever and other complications of sickle cell disease as well as comprehensive, routine care and disease-specific management.

Outpatient and Inpatient Specialty Services

Because sickle cell disease is a complicated condition, we offer a broad range of specialty services to meet the needs of children with the disease. Our patients have access to psychiatrists, general surgeons, orthopaedists, ophthalmologists, kidney doctors, heart doctors and pulmonologists, with expertise in the care of people living with sickle cell disease. All work closely with the Sickle Cell Center team.

Services We Offer

  • Preventive care
  • Transfusion therapy
  • Hydroxyurea therapy
  • Care coordination
  • Acute pain management
  • Bone marrow transplant
  • Research treatment options 

Sickle Cell Conditions We Treat

  • Sickle cell disease
  • Sickle cell anemia
  • Sickle cell trait counseling


MUSC Shawn Jenkins Children's Hospital

Shawn Jenkins Children's Hospital + Pearl Tourville Women's Pavilion

10 McClennan Banks Drive

Charleston, SC 29425

Main: 843-792-2300

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Robin Ohlinger, MSN | Ambulatory Manager

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Debbie Disco, PNP

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