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Lakshmanan Krishnamurti, MD

Lakshmanan Krishnamurti, MD headshot

Pediatric Hematologist/Oncologist,
Chair of Blood and Marrow Transplant,
Aflac Cancer & Blood Disorders Center
Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta
Professor of Pediatrics,
Emory University School of Medicine

Ja’Nekca Brooks
Administrative Assistant

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My main areas of interest are clinical research in hemoglobinopathies, hematopoietic  stem cell transplantation and systems approach to the delivery of care including newborn screening, international outreach, community outreach and the use of informatics to enhance care.  I am the PI on and NHLBI funded R34 for BMT for adults with sickle cell disease and on  two separate PCORI-funded projects, one developing a decision aid for treatment of patients with sickle cell disease with hydroxyurea and stem cell transplant and the second evaluating improvement of adherence to hydroxyurea therapy directly observed via cell phone camera.  

  • Bioinformatics systems in clinical care and research in sickle cell disease
  • Mechanisms of vascular complications of sickle cell disease
  • Newborn screening and counseling for hemoglobinopathies
  • Novel approaches to hematopoietic stem cell transplant for hemoglobinopathies


  • 1975-1980 M.B.B.S Armed Forces Medical College, University of Poona, Pune India
  • 1984-1987 MD, Naval Hospital, Bombay University, Bombay, India
  • Internship Medicine, University of Poona, Pune India, 1980-1981
  • Clinical Fellowship, Pediatric Hem/Onc/BMT University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN, Joseph Neglia, MD, MPH 1994-1997
  • Resident -Pediatrics, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN, Julie Hauer, MD,1997 -1998

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