Titilope Fasipe, MD, PhD
Dr. Titilope Fasipe's goals are shaped by her desire to help children facing the hardships of a blood disorder. She is intrigued by the clinical challenges of non-malignant hematologic diseases, where in particular, patients with sickle cell disease continue to have significant co-morbid complications and decreased lifespan. Furthermore, she has long been passionate about the psychosocial barriers to care experienced by children with sickle cell, especially during the transitional years.
In addition to Dr. Fasipe's academic role, she is actively involved in various sickle cell-focused community efforts targeted at understanding these challenges. At the state level, she was appointed to the first Texas Sickle Cell Advisory Committee (2016-2018) by the Executive Commissioner of the Texas Health and Human Services. At the local level, she is the current chair of the Houston Sickle Cell Collaborative - a joint effort between the Houston Health Department and organizations vested in sickle cell disease.
She is board certified by the Texas State Board of Medical Examiners and the American Board of Pediatrics in both pediatrics and pediatric hematology.
Sickle cell disease and other hemoglobinopathies
General hematology conditions
Dr. Fasipe's research interests are focused on understanding barriers to transitioning youth with sickle cell to adult care. She desires to improve readiness to transition through active training and mentorship programs. Additionally, she wants to understand the factors related to patients with high care utilization patterns, in particular those with recurrent pain encounters. Dr. Fasipe is working to provide interventions to help improve pain management and hence, decrease the burden of high utilization. Her work is supported, in part, by a grant from the American College of Emergency Physicians and Pfizer.
2016 Award for Basic Research Poster Presentation, Post-Doctoral Fellow in a Clinical Fellowship, BCM Research & Fellows’ Symposium
2015 American Society of Hematology Abstract Achievement Award
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