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Facility
UAB Division of Hematology and Oncology
Children's Title
Professor
Academic Title
Professor of Pediatrics
Credentials
MD
Specialty
Pediatric Hematology Oncology
Gender
Female
Primary Address
1600 7th Avenue South
Clinic 8
Birmingham, AL 35233
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Clinic Phone Number
205-638-9285
Clinic Fax Number
205-975-1941
County
Jefferson
Secondary Address
1600 7th Ave. S.,
Lowder Bldg., Suite 512
Birmingham, AL 35233
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Office Phone Number
(205) 638-9285
Fax
(205) 975-6377
Medical School
University of Mississippi School of Medicine
Internship
Arkansas Children’s Hospital
Residency
Arkansas Children’s Hospital
Fellowship
University of Alabama at Birmingham
Interests
Sickle cell disease and other blood disorders, health care advocacy
Certification
Pediatrics, 1993; Pediatric Hematology/Oncology, 1996
Professional Organizations
American Society of Hematology(ASH), American Society of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology
Honors and Awards
ASH Advocacy Leadership Institute, Central Alabama Sickle Cell Foundation Provider Award
Notable Publications and Presentations
1. Hilliard L, Maddox M, Tang S, Phd, Howard T. Development of a Regionalized, Comprehensive Care Network for Pediatric Sickle Cell Disease Improves Access to Care in a Rural State. J Disease Manage Health Outcomes 2004;12: 393-98

2. Hydroxyurea decreases hospitalizations in pediatric patients with Hb SC and Hb SB+ thalassemia.Lebensburger JD, Patel RJ, Palabindela P, Bemrich-Stolz CJ, Howard TH, Hilliard LM. J Blood Med. 2015 Dec 15;6:285-90. doi: 10.2147/JBM.S97405

3. Li, G and Hilliard LM. Morphologic features of normoblasts in a case of myopathy, lactic acidosis, and sideroblastic anemia. Blood 2017 Feb 23:1057. PMID: 28232625
Special Interests
Dr. Hilliard is the Associate Professor of Pediatrics. Her area of focus is hematology. Specifically, her interests include clinical care and research in sickle cell disease. Dr. Hilliard focuses on stroke risk assessment and prevention, health care delivery in rural areas, management of iron overload in chronically transfused patients (including the use of erythrocytapheresis) and the use of hydroxyurea in sickle cell disease.
Physician Type
Pediatric Hematologist/Oncologist
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