Lakshmi Venkat Srivaths, MD


  • Texas Medical Center


Blood Disorders

Phone: 832-822-1514
Fax: 832-825-1503

Contact Information

6701 Fannin St., Ste. 1510
Houston, TX 77023
United States

Research Area

  • Hemostasis and Thrombosis

Co-Director, Young Women's Bleeding Disorders Clinic
Professor, Department of Pediatrics, Section of Hematology-Oncology, Baylor College of Medicine


School Education Degree Year
Kilpauk Medical College medical school Bachelor of Medicine & Surgery 1991
Children's Memorial Hospital fellowship Stem Cell Transplant 2001
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital fellowship Pediatric Hematology Oncology 1999
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital fellowship Pediatric Hematology Oncology 1997
John H. Stroger, Jr. Hospital residency Pediatrics 1995
John H. Stroger, Jr. Hospital internship Pediatrics 1993


Dr. Lakshmi Srivaths is a member of the hematology team, Hemostasis and Thrombosis team and the co-Director of the Young Women's Bleeding Disorder Clinic.

She is a member of the Medical Advisory Council for the Foundation for Women and Girls with Blood Disorders and Chair for the Education/Advocacy Sub-Committee for the Women and Girls with Blood Disorders-Learning action Network. As chair of the committee, Srivaths will be in charge of the subcommittees organization and ongoing activities, which include: creating education for clinic staff, referring providers, providers outside of primary institution and organized/informal education opportunities.

Dr. Lakshmi Srivaths is the recipient of Norton Rose Fulbright Faculty Excellence Award, “Teaching and Evaluation” category, 2016, Rising Star Clinician Award, Baylor College of Medicine, 2015, Fulbright & Jaworski L. L. P. Faculty Excellence Award, “Teaching and Evaluation” category, 2011, Fellow’s Education Award, Texas Children’s Cancer and Hematology Center, 2011.

She is board certified by the American Board of Pediatrics in general pediatrics and pediatric hematology/oncology. Her clinical interests include:

  • Adolescents with heavy menstrual bleeding and bleeding disorders
  • Adolescent thromboembolism and thrombophilia
  • Von Willebrand disease
  • Hemophilia & rare bleeding disorders
  • Pediatric thromboembolism and thrombophilia
  • General Hematology


Organization Name Role
American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) Member
American Society of Hematology (ASH) Member
American Society of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology (ASPHO) Member
Foundation for Women and Adolescent Girls with Blood Disorders Council
National Hemophilia Foundation (NHF) Member

Research Statement

Dr. Lakshmi Srivaths is involved in clinical and translational research in the areas of hemostasis and thrombosis, specifically in the areas of adolescents with bleeding disorders and heavy menstrual bleeding, and adolescent thrombosis/thrombophilia. She is the recipient of several Grant awards for clinical and translational research studies in the areas of adolescents with heavy menstrual bleeding and bleeding disorders and pediatric hemostasis and thromboembolism.  

Research Support

  1. Baxalta US Inc. PI
    Project: Genotype and phenotype analysis of adolescents with heavy menstrual bleeding and low Von Willebrand activity protocol. Multi-center study, PI.
  2. Texas Children’s Hospital Pediatric Pilot Research Fund; PI
    Project: Prospective Crossover Trail of Oral Tranexamic Acid and Combined Oral Contraceptive in the Management of Adolescent Menorrhagia 
  3.  The CSL Behring Foundation, co-PI
    Project: Improving Education and Advocacy for Young Women with Menorrhagia through Use of innovative Technology
  4.  Eisai, Inc. Institutional PI
    Project: Prospective Multi-Center Evaluation of the Duration of Therapy for Thrombosis in Children

Research Interests

  • Genotype/phenotype correlation in adolescents with heavy menstrual bleeding and low Von Willebrand factor activity.
  • Recombinant Von Willebrand Factor in children
  • Gynecologic complications in adolescents versus adult women with heavy menstrual bleeding and bleeding disorders
  • Acute menorrhagia and iron deficiency anemia
  • Risk for thrombosis in adolescents on combined oral contraceptives and tranexamic acid


Srivaths LV, Zhang QC, Byams VR, Dietrich JE, James AH, Kouides PA, Kulkarni R; Hemophilia Treatment Centers Network Investigators. Differences in bleeding phenotype and provider interventions in postmenarchal adolescents when compared to adult women with bleeding disorders and heavy menstrual bleeding. Haemophilia. 2018; 24(1):63-69.

Soni H, Kurkowski J, Guffey D, Dietrich JE, Srivaths L. Gynecologic Bleeding Complications In Post-Menarchal Adolescent Females On Anti-thrombotic Medications. J Pediatr Adol Gynecol. 2018. Accepted for publication.

Hashmi SK, Velasquez MP, Yee DL, Shiu-Ki H, Mahoney D, Srivaths L. Pediatric acquired von Willebrand Syndrome in cardiopulmonary disorders: Do laboratory abnormalities correlate with bleeding? J Pediatr Hematol Oncol 2017; 39(2):121-125. 2017.

Dietrich JE, Yee D, Santos XM, Bercaw-Pratt JL, Kurkowski J, Soni H, Lee-Kim YJ, Shah MD, Mahoney D, Srivaths LV. Assessment of an electronic intervention in young women with heavy menstrual bleeding through use of innovative technology. J Pediatr Adol Gynecol. October 15, 2016.

Adeyemi-Fowode OA, Santos XM, Dietrich JE, Srivaths L. Levonorgestrel-Releasing Intra-Uterine Device Use in Adolescent Females with Heavy Menstrual Bleeding and Bleeding Disorders: Single Institution Review. J Pediatr Adolesc Gynecol. 2016 Apr 20.

Titilope Ishola, Susan E. Kirk, Danielle Guffey, Katherine Voigt, Mona D. Shah, Lakshmi Srivaths. Risk Factors and co-Morbidities in Adolescent Thromboembolism are Different than Those in Younger Children. Thrombosis Research 2016, May; 141:178-82.

Srivaths L, Dietrich JE. Prothrombotic Risk Factors and Preventive Strategies in Adolescent Venous Thromboembolism. Clin Appl Thromb Hemost. 2016 Feb 16.

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