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Emily Riehm Meier, MD

The Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders


Infant Sickle Cell Program
Neonatal and Childhood Stroke Program
Director, Sickle Cell Disease Program
Sickle Cell Transplant Program

Children’s Research Institute (CRI)
Center for Translational Science
Specialties: Sickle Cell Disease

Board CertificationsAmerican Bd of Pediatrics
American Board of Pediatrics/Hematology-Oncology
National Provider Identifier1801967054

Service LocationsChildren's National Medical Center - Sheikh Zayed Campus for Advanced Children's Medicine
111 Michigan Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20010
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Phone: 202-476-5000

Emily Riehm Meier, MD, is an attending physician in the Division of Hematology in the Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders at Children’s National Medical Center. Following completion of her pediatric residency at Children’s National, she cared for children with sickle cell disease as a clinical associate in the Division of Hematology and Oncology. She completed her Pediatric Hematology/Oncology fellowship at Children's National in 2009. Her research interests include fetal hemoglobin expression and disease severity prediction in children with sickle cell disease.

Currently, Dr. Meier is a research fellow in the Molecular Medicine Branch, National Institute of Diabetes, Digestion and Kidney Diseases at the National Institutes of Health and an assistant professor of Pediatrics at the George Washington University School of Medicine.
TypeSchoolLocationDegreeField of StudyYears
Undergraduate Education Michigan State University East Lansing, MIBachelor of Science 1992 -1996
Medical School Indiana University School of Medicine Indianapolis, INDoctor of Medicine 1996 -2000
National & International Recognitions
Young Investigator AwardAmerican Society of Pediatric Hematology Oncology2012
Clinical Research Training Institute ScholarAmerican Society of Hematology2010
ScholarDC Clinical Research Training Consortium2007
Tucker FellowshipChildren's National Medical Center2007

Affiliations and Memberships
TitleInstitutionCommittee / SectionYears
MemberAmerican Society of HematologyClinical Research Training Institute2010 - 2011
Associate MemberAmerican Society of Hematology2007 - 2009
Member American Society of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology2007
FellowAmerican Academy of Pediatrics2003
MemberAmerican Society of Henatology2009
Journal Article, Meier ER, Byrnes C, Weissman M, Noel P, Luban NLC, Miller JL (2010), Expression patterns of fetal hemoglobin in sickle cell erythrocytes are both patient- and treatment-specific during childhood, Pediatr Blood Cancer.

Book Chapter, Meier ER, Luchtman-Jones L (2010), Biochemical and Molecular Basis of Red Blood Cell Disorders, In Wong E, Bennett M, Dietzen D, Biochemical Basis of Pediatric Disease, 4th Ed, Washington, DC, AACC Press.

Other, Meier ER, Byrnes C, Weissman M, Noel P, Luban NLC, Miller JL (2009), Pediatr Blood Cancer, Poster, Age-dependent effects of chronic transfusion upon fetal hemoglobin expression in children with sickle cell disease, 52, 188.

Other, Sripichai O, Kiefer CM, Lee YT, Meier ER, Byrnes C, Dean A, Miller JL (2009), Blood, Oral Presentation, During terminal differentiation, HbF-inducing cytokines cause decreased expression and reduced globin locus occupancy of BCL11a in human erythoblasts, 114, 457.

Other, Tanno T, Sripichai O, Noh SJ, Byrnes C, Meier ER, Lee YT, Miller JL (2009), Blood, Poster, Ineffective erythorpoiesis caused by phenylhydrazine activates the expression of GDF15 in maturing erythroblasts, 114, 4032.

Other, Meier ER, Byrnes C, Weissman M, Noel P, Luban NLC, Miller JL (2009), Blood, Poster, Combining fetal hemoglobin and reticulocytosis to index clinical severity of sickle cell disease in children, 114, 2556.

Journal Article, Sripichai OS, Kiefer CM, Bhanu NV, Tanno T, Noh SJ, Russell JE, Rognerud CL, Ching-Nan O, Oneal PA, Meier ER, Gantt NM, Byrnes C, Lee YT, Dean A, Miller JL (2009), Cytokine mediated increases in fetal hemoglobin are associated with globin gene histone modification and transcriptions factor reprogramming, Blood, 114, 2299-2306.

Other, Tanno T, Noh SJ, Byrnes C, Bhupatiraju A, Meier ER, Lee YT, Leitman S, Miller JL (2008), Blood, Oral Presentation, Iron depleted erthropoiesis: slow but effective, 112, 418.

Book Chapter, Meier ER (2007), Contributed various chapters including: Febrile neutropenia, Emergency management of hemophilia, Henoch Schonlein Purpura management, Hypertension in patients with increased intracranial pressure, In Slonim AD, ed, Common Medical Errors in Pediatrics, Philadelphia, PA, Lippincott, Williams and Wilkins.

Conference Presentation - Poster, Meier ER, Luban NLC, Khandelwal S, He S, Slonim A (2006), Evaluation of outpatient sickle cell pain treatment, Poster session presented at the 29th Annual Meeting of the National Sickle Cell Disease Program, Memphis, TN

For a more comprehensive list of publications for Emily Meier, MD view the National Library of Medicine’s PubMed online database

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