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Comprehensive Hematology, Immunology and Infectious Disease Program (CHIIP)

The Comprehensive Hematology, Immunology and Infectious Disease Program (CHIIP) at Vanderbilt brings together expert physicians from multiple specialties to treat children with rare disorders of the immune and blood systems. We know your child’s condition may be rare, complex, difficult to treat and lacking a diagnosis. You deserve a team of diverse physicians to care for your family.

In the CHIIP clinic your child will visit with one or more providers in diverse areas including immunology, hematology, infectious disease, oncology and bone marrow transplant during one clinic appointment in one patient room. This collaborative care will ensure your child receives the best and most up-to-date evaluation and treatment in a single, convenient appointment.

Our CHIIP team strives to provide your child the best care, and to become national leaders in treatment, educating the next generation of physicians and researching immune and blood systems disorders.

For CHIIP appointments and information, call (615) 875-CHIP (2447).

Conditions We Treat

We treat a broad range of disease types. They include known and undiagnosed groups of symptoms that may be due to immune, hematologic or infectious causes.

Meet Your Care Team

James A. Connelly

James A. ConnellyMD, BS

    Pediatric Allergy and Immunology, Pediatric Genetics, Pediatric Hematology/Oncology, Pediatric Immunodeficiency, Pediatric Metabolic Disorders, Sickle Cell Disease, Stem Cell Transplant
Daniel E. Dulek
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4.6

Daniel E. DulekMD

    Infectious Disease, Pediatric Infectious Diseases, Periodic Fever, Primary Immunodeficiencies, Secondary Immunodeficiencies, Transplant Infectious Diseases
Yasmin W. Khan
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Yasmin W. KhanMD

    Pediatric Allergy and Immunology, Pediatric Asthma, Pediatric Immunodeficiency

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.

Patient Resources

Finding accurate, up-to-date information and connecting with patients and families with similar disorders can be difficult. The CHIIP team may suggest organizations that can provide your family with need- and disease-based support. You may also consider the following groups that provide excellent support and education on immune and blood disorders.