Hemophilia Basics – What You Need to Know
Join us for the basics of hemophilia, as a HTC pediatric hematologist discusses the definition of hemophilia, classifications, genetics, symptoms and bleeding patterns. Additionally, attendees will learn when to raise concerns to your local HTC.
Dr. Nidra Rodriguez
Nidra Rodriguez is a 1998 graduate of University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine. She attended her undergraduate studies also at University of Puerto Rico, where she graduated Magna Cum Laude with a Bachelor in Sciences. Dr. Rodriguez completed her pediatric residency at the University Pediatric Hospital in Puerto Rico in 2002. Subsequently, she completed her pediatric hematology/oncology fellowship at The University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, Texas in 2005. During her fellowship training, she was named a National Hemophilia Foundation/Baxter Clinical Fellow and received a grant for hemophilia research. After completing her fellowship, Dr. Rodriguez joined The University of Texas Health Science Center and Gulf States Hemophilia & Thrombophilia Center and has been a faculty member since 2005. Currently, she is an Associate Professor of Pediatric Hematology. Her role as a pediatric hematologist includes inpatient consultation, outpatient clinics, teaching, and clinical research. As a faculty member of the Gulf States Hemophilia and Thrombophilia Center, she is responsible for the oversight of the pharmacy program (340B), research protocols, hemophilia and thrombophilia clinics. Dr. Rodriguez has presented abstracts in national and international meetings as well as published articles in the topics of hemophilia and thrombosis. She has been very involved with hemophilia education in developing countries of Latin America and has led multiple workshops to guide Spanish-speaking countries in establishing their own comprehensive care centers for hemophilia care.