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Adetola  Kassim

Adetola Kassim, M.D., M.S.

Associate Professor of Medicine (Hematology/Oncology)
Director, Adult Sickle Cell Disease Program
Clinical Director, Adult Stem Cell Transplant Program
VICC Member
Hematologist/Oncologist

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Dr. Kassim specializes in hematology and hematopoietic stem cell transplantation. His clinical research efforts is focused on harnessing the use of stem cell transplant technology in improving patient care outcomes, both for hematologic malignancies (such as leukemias, lymphomas and myelomas) as well as benign hematologic disorders such a sickle cell disease, aplastic anemias and bone marrow failure states. He directs the adult sickle cell disease program, and in conjunction with the Department of Pediatrics at Vanderbilt Childrens Hospital and Meharry Medical Center, have helped develop a Sickle Cell Disease Center of Excellence to address the need of patients and families affected by the disorder.
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Dr. Kassim specializes in hematology and hematopoietic stem cell transplantation. His clinical research efforts is focused on harnessing the use of stem cell transplant technology in improving patient care outcomes, both for hematologic malignancies (such as leukemias, lymphomas and myelomas) as well as benign hematologic disorders such a sickle cell disease, aplastic anemias and bone marrow failure states.

He directs the adult sickle cell disease program, and in conjunction with the Department of Pediatrics at Vanderbilt Childrens Hospital and Meharry Medical Center, have helped develop a Sickle Cell Disease Center of Excellence to address the need of patients and families affected by the disorder. Research in the area of sickle cell disease focuses mainly on the study of epigenetic determinants of disease expression, development of a patient centered medical home model of care and use of evidence based management paradigms to improve both patient satisfaction and care outcomes. He is investigating the use of alternate donor and reduced intensity hematopoietic stem cell transplant approaches as a curative modality for the disease.

Education
  • Internal Medicine- Mount Sinai Hospital Program, New York, NY.
  • Hematology/Oncology- Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Montefiore Medical cencer, Bronx, New York
  • Bone marrow Transplant- Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, Maryland
Research Specialty

stem cell transplant, hematologic malignancies, non-malignant blood disorders, sickle cell

Research Description

Incidence of pulmonary hypertension in adult sickle cell patients. A prospective case-controlled study.

Publications
  • Kassim, A., Sane, P., Billett, H "Tower skill or marrow expansion with pituitary hemosiderosis in beta thalassemia intermedia." Journal of Radiology , Submitted.
  • Kassim AA, Fabry ME, Nagel RL "Acute priapism associated with the use of sildenafil in a patient with sickle cell trait. (Letter)." Blood, 1;95(5), 1878-9, 2000.
  • Kassim AA, Umans H, Nagel RL, Fabry ME "Megalophallus as a sequela of priapism in sickle cell anemia: use of blood oxygen level-dependent magnetic resonance imaging." Urology, 1;56(3), 509, 2000.
  • Fabry, M.E., Liu, G., Kassim, A., Billet, H., Nagel, R.L "Deoxy HbS detection in brain of sickle cell disease patients by blood level oxygen dependent magnetic resonance imaging (BOLD-MRI). (Abstract)." Blood, (94), 421a, 1999.
  • Fabry, M.E., Kassim, A., Umans, H., Nagel, R.L "Clinical applications of BOLD-MRI to extremities in sickle cell pain episodes. (Abstract)." Blood, (9, 92), 525a, 1998.