Pediatric Hemostasis Program

The Hemostasis Program at Children's Hospital provides comprehensive care to children with inherited bleeding disorders. Committed to patient care, education and clinical research, our team brings over 75 years of experience, knowledge and caring to families living with hemophilia and other blood disorders.

Our program offers comprehensive, family-centered care, education and counseling, connections to advocacy programs, and possible participation in clinical trials and research depending on your child's case.

Conditions We Treat

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    Von Willebrand disease
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    Platelet function disorders
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    Heavy menstrual bleeding/Menorrhagia
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    Bleeding disorder, not otherwise specified
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    Hereditary hemorrhagic telangectasia

Meet Your Care Team

Alexandra J. Borst
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Alexandra J. BorstMD

    Pediatric Hematology/Oncology
Heather L. McDaniel
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Heather L. McDanielMD, MSCI

    Pediatric Hematology/Oncology
Jennifer A. Murdock

Jennifer A. MurdockMD

    Blood Banking and Transfusion Medicine
Allison P. Wheeler

Allison P. WheelerMD, MSCI

    Hematology, Pediatric Hematology/Oncology

Why Choose Care at the Vanderbilt Hemostasis Treatment Center

  • Recognized care

    Vanderbilt offers a nationally recognized, federally funded Hemophilia Treatment Center (HTC). Our clinic is part of a network of about 140 HTCs in the United States. National studies show that children treated at HTCs spend less time in the hospital, less time away from school, and have better outcomes and lower healthcare costs.

  • Comprehensive care

    The clinic provides comprehensive health promotion with an emphasis on prevention of bleeding and bleeding-related problems, and offers a variety of services for patients with bleeding disorders. We also offer many opportunities for our patients to participate in current bleeding disorder research.

  • Coordinated care

    Our comprehensive team consists of physicians and nurse practitioners, as well as specialists in physical therapy, pharmacy, social work and child life. We work with clinical sub-specialists in both the adult and pediatric hospitals to provide coordinated care for a wide variety of clinical needs and services.

  • We offer a wide variety of educational services to our patients and their families, including sessions for patients newly diagnosed with bleeding disorders, as well as technical educational programs for port-a-cath or peripheral venous infusion to aid in home prophylactic therapy if needed.

  • Experienced care

    Our medical professionals and family support team members have experience and special interest in caring for children and young adults with blood disorders. We work closely with your family to determine the best treatment options and approach.

Tests, Treatments and Services

We offer a full range of tests, treatments, and services including:

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    Blood product transfusions
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    Coagulation factor infusions
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    Genetic testing and counseling
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    Specialized coagulation testing and counseling

Locations (2)

2200 Children's Way, 6th Floor
Nashville, TN 37232
Today's hours:8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
1500 21st Avenue South, Suite 2500
Nashville, TN 37212