Pediatric Coagulation Clinic

UPMC Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh’s comprehensive Coagulation Clinic is staffed by experts in hemostasis and thrombosis. We care for children and young adults through the diagnosis and management of all bleeding and clotting disorders, with the exception of hemophilia (patients with hemophilia can receive treatment at our Pediatric Hemophilia Program).

The bleeding disorders diagnosed and managed at the clinic include:

  • Von Willebrand disease (VWD).
  • Platelet function abnormalities.
  • Rarer acquired and inherited disorders.

We provide complete diagnostic and management services. Immediate consultation is always available for serious bleeding or clotting problems.

Congenital and acquired bleeding disorders such as hemostasis and thrombosis can cause serious problems, especially if surgery is anticipated. Blood clots in seriously ill patients as well as in children and adolescents born with inherited thrombophilia can also lead to life-threatening problems or  long term conditions which can affect quality of life.

Our hematologists work closely with the Hemophilia Center of Western Pennsylvania to provide innovative treatments and comprehensive care for children and adolescents with hemophilia and other inherited coagulation disorders.

All Pediatric Coagulation Clinic patients are seen and treated in the Marty Ostrow Hematology/Oncology Treatment Center at UPMC Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh. If inpatient therapy is necessary, your child will be admitted to the inpatient hematology service at the hospital. All necessary blood tests are drawn in our clinic and analyzed at the cutting edge ITXM Diagnostics Laboratory of the Institute for Transfusion Medicine.

In addition to patient care, our team also performs research to better understand the diagnosis and management of children with bleeding and clotting issues.

Contact the Pediatric Coagulation Clinic

For more information, please call 412-625-7236.