Living With Sickle Cell as a Hematologist

Last updated: October 2022

Dr. Titilope Fasipe is a pediatric hematologist and a sickle cell warrior! She is also the co-director of the Sickle Cell Program at Texas Children's Hospital. If that's not impressive enough, she also has a Ph.D. Her list of accomplishments goes on, but the best thing about her is her commitment to caring for and advancing the care of the sickle cell community.

Halimat, a fourth-year medical student also with sickle cell anemia, sits down with her to talk all things sickle cell. Tune in as they share the unique challenges of being a patient and a healthcare provider.

Dr. Fasipe's journey

In this video, you’ll learn a little bit about the long journey to medicine, what it takes to become a pediatric hematologist, and some of the challenges sickle cell warriors face in the professional world. The world doesn’t stop or slow down when you’re sick, especially for physicians. See how Dr. Fasipe gets through when sickle cell makes things a little rough and listen to the inspiration she shares for others.

 

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