Celebrating Diversity Within the Sickle Cell Community: Commitment, Innovation, Practice
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Julie Kanter, MD

Medical University of South Carolina
Lifespan Hematologist
Dr. Julie Kanter is a lifespan hematologist specializing in sickle cell disease.  She is an associate professor of Pediatrics at the Medical University of South Carolina and runs the first all-ages, Lifespan Comprehensive Sickle Cell Center.  Dr. Kanter works closely with national partners including the American Society of Hematology and the NIH to improve the lives of individuals living with sickle cell disease.  In 2016, Dr. Kanter and her team was awarded one of eight of the NHLBI sickle cell disease implementation grants to form a sickle cell implementation center. Dr. Kanter is also very interested in expanding access to care for patients with sickle cell disease through the statewide program (SC)2. Dr. Kanter has authored and co-authored more than 50 articles, book chapters, and abstracts and hopes to train upcoming physicians and providers in sickle cell disease to expand the workforce for treating affected individuals.