Jenny M. Despotovic, DO
Department or Service
- Texas Medical Center
- Hemostasis and Thrombosis
Acting Director, Hematology Center
Director, Immune Hematology Program
Associate Professor, Department of Pediatrics, Section of Hematology/Oncology, Baylor College of Medicine
|New York College of Osteopathic Medicine||medical school||Doctor of Osteopathy||2003|
|Springfield College||masters||Master of Science, Education||1999|
|Springfield College||bachelors||Bachelor of Science, Sports Biology||1997|
|St. Jude Children's Research Hospital||fellowship||Hematology-Oncology||2009|
|NSLIJHS/Hofstra North Shore-LIJ School of Medicine||residency||Pediatrics||2006|
Dr. Jenny Despotovic is acting director of the Hematology Center and director of the Immune Hematology Program. Her clinical interests include: immunohematology, immune cytopenias, neonatal hematology, and platelet disorders.
She is the editor of the textbook, “Immune Hematology: Diagnosis and Management of Autoimmune Cytopenias,” which was published in the summer of 2018 by Springer. Despotovic developed all the content and selected the authors for the textbook.
Dr. Jenny Despotovic's research is focused on improved understanding of the pathophysiology of pediatric immune thrombocytopenia (ITP). She is currently working on several clinical and translational projects related to efficacy and safety of novel ITP treatments in children, as well as investigating the mechanisms of response and toxicity in commonly used ITP treatments.
Dr. Despotovic is particularly interested in investigating the development of chronic ITP in children, as well as expanding treatment options for refractory patients.
American Board of Pediatrics - Pediatric Hematology/Oncology
|American Society of Hematology (ASH)||Member|
|American Society of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology (ASPHO)||Member|
|Hemophilia and Thrombosis Research Society||Member|
|Platelet Disorder Support Association||Member|