Benign Hematologic Disorders Program

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University Hospitals Seidman Cancer Center


Alvin H. Schmaier, MD, Disease Team Leader, Hematology

Jane Little, MD, Director, Sickle Cell Anemia (216-844-1582),

For hospital transfers, please call 216-844-1111.

Conditions Treated

  • Thrombosis – venous and arterial
  • Hemophilia
  • Sickle cell anemia
  • Immune thrombocytopenia and neutropenia
  • Anemias: vitamin B12, folate, iron deficiencies, red cell enzymopathies
  • Hemochromatosis
  • Porphyria
  • Hereditary angioedema
  • Thrombotic thrombocytopenic purpura


  • Novel anticoagulants
  • Antidotes for bleeding on anticoagulants
  • Apheresis and other transfusion services

Distinguishing Features

  • Complete resource center for diagnosis and treatment of any hemostatic disorder, congenital or acquired
  • Only multidisciplinary hemophilia treatment center in Northeast Ohio designated by the federal government
  • All critical factor replacements for hemophiliacs available in our Center for Acute Care
  • Optimal hemophilia management through University Hospitals Home Care Services
  • Multidisciplinary clinic offering complete care of adults with sickle cell disease
  • Nationally recognized expertise for problems related to thrombosis management
  • Patient navigation services for access and longitudinal care


About UH Cleveland Medical Center
At the core of University Hospitals’ $4 billion health system is UH Cleveland Medical Center, ranked among America’s best hospitals by U.S. News & World Report. UH Cleveland Medical Center is home to some of the most prestigious clinical and research programs in the nation, including cancer, pediatrics, women’s health, orthopedics, radiology, neuroscience, cardiology and cardiovascular surgery, digestive health, transplantation and genetics. Its main campus includes UH Rainbow Babies & Children’s Hospital, ranked among the top children’s hospitals in the nation; UH MacDonald Women’s Hospital, Ohio’s only hospital for women; and UH Seidman Cancer Center, part of the NCI-designated Case Comprehensive Cancer Center at Case Western Reserve University.