Director, Sickle Cell Center;
Professor of Pediatrics

Dr. Lewis Hsu is a pediatric hematologist dedicated to finding cures for sickle cell disease, and improving treatment and education until cures can be found. He joined UIC as pediatric director of the Sickle Cell Center and Professor of Pediatrics in July 2011. He led large pediatric sickle cell programs at Emory University, St. Christopher's Hospital for Children, and Children's National Medical Center. His clinical and translational research experience include multicenter landmark clinical trials of sickle cell stroke prevention and bone marrow transplantation, and contributing to understanding of inflammation and nitric oxide in mouse models of sickle cell disease. He has published over 40 peer-reviewed papers, mentored numerous physicians and graduate students, and contributed to 4 sickle cell websites devoted to patient education.

Board Certification
American Board of Pediatrics, Sub-board of Pediatric Hematology-Oncology
American Board of Pediatrics

Medical School
University of Rochester: MD-PhD (Biophysics)

Yale-New Haven Hospital

Children's Hospital of Philadelphia

Language Spoken
English, Chinese (Mandarin) and Spanish – basic

Research Interests
Sickle cell disease
Health education
Bone marrow transplantation
Inflammation and vasculopathy Health disparities

Clinical Interests
Sickle cell disease
Adolescent transition

    Practice Location:

Outpatient Center Clinic(OCC)
1801 W. Taylor Street, Suite 2E
Chicago, IL 60612

    Request an Appointment:

New Patients: (312)996-6143
Existing Patients : (312)996-6143


Contact Information:

Office:840 S Wood St, CSB 1339
Chicago IL 60612 

Office Phone: 312-996-6143