Benign Hematologic Disorders Program

University Hospitals Seidman Cancer Center

Alvin H. Schmaier, MD, Disease Team Leader, Hematology, (216-844-3951),
Jane Little, MD, Director, Sickle Cell Anemia (216-844-1582),
For hospital transfers, please call 216-844-1111.

Conditions Treated

  • Thrombosis – venous and arterial
  • Hemophilia
  • Sickle cell anemia
  • Immune thrombocytopenia and neutropenia
  • Anemias: vitamin B12, folate, iron deficiencies, red cell enzymopathies
  • Hemochromatosis
  • Porphyria
  • Hereditary angioedema
  • Thrombotic thrombocytopenic purpura
  • Atypical hemolytic uremic syndrome


  • Novel anticoagulants
  • Antidotes for bleeding on anticoagulants

Distinguishing Features

  • Complete resource center for diagnosis and treatment of any hemostatic disorder, congenital or acquire
  • Only multidisciplinary hemophilia treatment center in Northeast Ohio designated by the federal governmen
  • All critical factor replacements for hemophiliacs available in our Center for Acute Car
  • Optimal hemophilia management through University Hospitals Home Care Service
  • Multidisciplinary clinic offering complete care of adults with sickle cell diseas
  • Nationally recognized expertise for problems related to thrombosis managemen
  • Patient navigation services for access and longitudinal care