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Naomi L. Luban, MD

The Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders

Laboratory Medicine

Director, Blood Donor Center

Children’s Research Institute (CRI)
Center for Translational Science
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Specialties: Hemophilia, Anemia (hemolytic), Thrombophilia and Thrombotic (Clotting) Disorders, Idiopathic Thrombocytopenia Purpura (ITP)

Board CertificationsAmerican Board of Pediatrics
American Board of Pediatrics/Hematology-Oncology
Foreign LanguagesGerman
National Provider Identifier1194802413

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

Children's Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders of Northern Virginia

6565 Arlington Blvd
Suite 200
Falls Church, VA 22042
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Phone: 703-531-DOCS (3627)
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Naomi L. Luban, MD, is Chair of the IRB, the Medical Director of the Office of Protection of Human Subjects at Children's National, director of the Blood Donor Center, associate program director for the General Clinical Research Center, and vice chair for Faculty Affairs at Children's National. She has been an attending physician at Children’s National for more than 30 years.

Dr. Luban has published more than 140 peer-reviewed journal articles and more than 40 book chapters. She has edited seven texts in pediatric transfusion medicine and is an editorial board member for Transfusion and the American Journal of Hematology. In addition, Dr. Luban is a peer reviewer for Transfusion, JAMA, Immunohematology, The Journal of Pediatrics, and Pediatric Blood and Cancer, among others.

Currently, Dr. Luban is a Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics, the Chair of the Committee on Blood Disorders in Childhood of the American Society of Hematology, and a member of the Board of Trustees of the American Society of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology.

Her clinical interests are focused in inherited platelet disorders and hemophilia.

Dr. Luban lives in Maryland and has two children.
TypeSchoolLocationDegreeField of StudyYears
Undergraduate Education Connecticut College BA 1964 -1968
Medical School Mt. Sinai School of Medicine 1968 -1972
National & International Recognitions
Super DoctorsWashington Post Magazine2011
Best Doctors in AmericaHonors Edition2008
Marquis Who’s Who of American WomenHonors Edition2007
Guide to America’s Top PediatriciansHonors Edition2006
Richard J. Davey Award National Institutes of Health2005

Affiliations and Memberships
TitleInstitutionCommittee / SectionYears
ChairAmerican Society of Pediatric HematologyScientific Committee on Pediatric Hematology2005 - 2009
ConsultantNational Institutes of HealthStroke Prevention Trial I and II1989 - 2009
MemberAmerican Pediatric Society
MemberSociety of Pediatric Research
TitleStudy NameInstitutionYears
Principal Investigator"Being Me:" Science Education PartnershipNational Institutes of Health and National Center for Research Resources2009 - 2014
Principal InvestigatorTransfusion Infections: Pediatric Prospective Study (TRIPPS).National Institutes of Health/National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute2001 - 2012
InvestigatorPrevention of the complications of hemophilia through HTC'sCenters for Disease Control and Prevention1996 - 2009
Read more about the research interests of Naomi L. Luban
Journal Article, Tatari-Calderone, Z., Minniti, C.P., Kratovil, T., Stojakovic, M., Vollmer, A., Barjaktarevic, I., Zhang, E., Hoang, A., Luban, N.L., Vukmanovic, S. (2009), rs660 polymorphism in Ro52 (SSA1; TRIM21) is a marker for age-dependent tolerance induction and efficiency of alloimmunization in sickle cell disease, Molecular Immunology.

Journal Article, Hassell, K., Pace, B., Wang, W., Kulkarni, R., Luban, N., Johnson, C.S., Eckman, J., Lane, P., Woods, W.G. (2009), Sickle cell disease summit: from clinical and research disparity to action, American Journal of Hematology, 84, 1, 39-45.

Journal Article, Luban, N.L. (2008), Management of anemia in the newborn, Early Human Development, 84, 8, 493-498.

Journal Article, Hillyer, C.D., Blumberg, N., Glynn, S.A., Ness, P.M. (2008), Transfusion recipient epidemiology and outcomes research: possibilities for the future , Transfusion, 48, 8, 1530-1537.

Journal Article, Slonin, A.D., Luban, N.L. (2008), Too much, too little, too soon, too late? Transfusion and long-term survival in children, Transfusion, 48, 5, 796-798.

Journal Article, Fasano, R., Luban, N.L. (2008), Blood component therapy, Pediatric Clinics of North America, 55, 2, 421-445.

Journal Article, Slonim, A.D., Joseph, J.G., Turenne, W.M., Sharangpani, A., Luban, N.L. (2008), Blood transfusions in children: a multi-institutional analysis of practices and complications, Transfusion, 48, 1, 73-80.

Conference Presentation - Poster, Luban, N. (2008), Transfusion Issues for SWITCH: Stroke with transfusions changing to hydroxyurea. , Poster session presented at the St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, Memphis, TN

Conference Presentation - Poster, Luban, N. (2007), Selection of Blood and Blood Products. Best Practices in Transfusion Medicine for Patients with Sickle Cell Disease, Poster session presented at the National Sickle Cell Disease Program, Washington, DC

Conference Presentation - Poster, Luban, N. (2007), Sickle Cell Disease: From Bench to Bedside to Prevention, Poster session presented at the The American Public Health Association Annual Meeting, Washington, DC

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

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