Comprehensive Hematology, Immunology and Infectious Disease Program (CHIIP)
The Comprehensive Hematology, Immunology and Infectious Disease Program (CHIIP) at Vanderbilt is designed to meet the unique care needs of children with rare immune and blood system disorders. Complex conditions like these can make receiving a prompt diagnosis and the best treatment difficult. In the CHIIP clinic your child will receive care from multiple physician experts in diverse areas including immunology, hematology, infectious disease, oncology, rheumatology and/or bone marrow transplant during one clinic appointment in one patient room.
The types of diseases we care for are broad and include undiagnosed groups of symptoms that may be due to immune, hematologic and/or infectious causes
For CHIIP appointments and information, call (615) 875-CHIP (2447).
Conditions We Treat
We treat immune disorders and related conditions, including:
Why Choose the CHIIP Clinic at Children’s Hospital
- Exclusive care
Our program is the first of its kind in the southeast United States and one of only a handful of centers in the country to provide combined expertise in rare immunologic and blood system disorders.
- Collaborative care
CHIIP is a true collaboration between nationally recognized specialists in diverse areas of care, ensuring your child receives the most current treatments. Patients coming to CHIIP will see multiple physicians during a single clinic visit. This allows for immediate collaboration and real-time management, while saving you from having to make multiple visits with repetitive blood draws. This efficient model allows us to communicate back to you with the most complete and rapid assessment of your child.
- Innovative research
CHIIP physicians are also talented researchers in immunology and blood diseases. Areas of research interest within the program include newborn screening for severe immune deficiencies, preventing and treating infections in children with weak immunity, developing better ways to evaluate and diagnose defects in a child’s immune system and development of safer techniques to cure children with immune and blood disorders by bone marrow transplantation. By partnering with immunology research expertise at Vanderbilt and collaborating with scientists nationally, CHIIP physicians are able to offer children the most up-to-date diagnostic and treatment options for better, healthier outcomes.
- Lifesaving screening
CHIIP physicians are leading the effort to screen all newborns in Tennessee for severe immune deficiencies so that they may receive lifesaving therapy before becoming ill.