Pediatric Hematology
Pediatric Hematology

Pediatric Hematology

by Brian Alverson, MD

Pediatric hematology refers to the study and treatment of blood diseases and blood-forming organs in the bodies of infants, children, and adolescents. Blood disorders involve problems concerning red blood cells, white blood cells, platelets, blood vessels, bone marrow, or the lymph nodes. The diseases that pediatric hematologists treat may be benign (e.g., anemia), life-threatening (e.g., acute lymphoblastic leukemia), or benign with underlying life-threatening disease (e.g., anemia as the first sign of aplastic anemia). Therefore, in this specialty, it’s important to keep a broad differential, as well as to counsel patients on what symptoms should prompt an immediate return visit.

Course Details

  • Videos 18
  • Duration 1:39 h
  • Quiz questions 71
  • Concept Pages 21


Your Educators of course Pediatric Hematology

 Brian Alverson, MD

Brian Alverson, MD

Dr. Brian Alverson is the Residency Director at Nemours Children's Hospital in Wilmington, Delaware and a Professor of Pediatrics at Jefferson University in Philadelphia. Until 2022, he has been a Professor of Pediatrics and Professor of Medical Science at Brown University, as well as the Director for the Division of Pediatric Hospital Medicine at Hasbro Children's Hospital, Rhode Island, USA.

He obtained his MD at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine in 1999 and is currently also the Director of Undergraduate Pediatric Education at the Alpert School of Medicine at Brown University.

Due to his achievements in pediatric education, he has won over 25 teaching awards at two Ivy League Medical Schools.

Within Lecturio, Dr. Alverson teaches courses on Pediatrics.

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Objective explanation
By Daniel Alcides O. on 28. June 2022 for Pediatric Hematology

I like the value information and the methodology of the teacher. He explain it in few minutes with examples.

Excellent lecture
By Jalil Z. on 11. March 2021 for Pediatric Neutropenia

Excellent lecture. Important topic. Very clear and easy to remember. Thank you!

Excellent lecture
By Jalil Z. on 11. March 2021 for Pediatric G6PD Deficiency

Excellent lecture. Crystal clear: easy to understand, easy to remember. Thanks!

Excellent lecture
By Jalil Z. on 10. March 2021 for Hypercoagulability: Primary Causes

Excellent lecture. Hematology is often poorly explained. This is not the case here. Thanks!