Oyebimpe O. Adesina, MD, MS
Seattle Cancer Care Alliance
University of Washington School of Medicine
Sickle cell disease, other blood disorders
Why were you interested in becoming a hematologist?
Specialties and clinical expertise
The branch of medicine a provider practices and their areas of focus
No two patients who have sickle cell disease are the same, even though it may seem like it on paper. Sickle cell disease affects every organ of the body, so you have to have a good understanding of general internal medicine, which keeps me on my toes. I’m constantly reading the latest papers and journals to keep up. Because it’s a disease that mostly affects people of color, it’s also a social drive for me to provide the best care to a patient population that may not be able to get comprehensive care.
What is a challenge you face in your job?
University of California, Berkeley
University of California School of Medicine, San Francisco
Stanford University Medical Center, Internal Medicine
Stanford University Medical Center, Hematology-Oncology
Hematology, 2015; Internal Medicine, 2014, American Board of Internal Medicine
MS, Stanford University; Teaching Appointment, Stanford University Hospital