Associate professor of Pediatrics
Carver College of Medicine,
University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA 52241
Clinical Director of Pediatric hematology
Director, Iowa Hemostasis and thrombosis Program
Director, Newborn hemoglobinopathy Program
Dr. Sharathkumar holds an MBBS and an MD from Dr. Vaishampayan Memorial Government Medical College in Solapur, India, and an MS from the School of Public Health at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, MI. She has had a lengthy career, most notably as the Medical Director of Hemophilia and Thrombophilia as well as the Director of Pediatric Anticoagulation Service at the Ann and Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital in Chicago, IL. She is currently the Clinical Director of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology at the University of Iowa Children’s Hospital in Iowa City, IA. Dr. Sharathkumar has many society affiliations, amongst them are the American Society of Hematology, the Hemophilia and Thrombosis Research Society, the International Society of Thrombosis and Hemostasis, and the American Thrombosis and Hemostasis Network.
Her academic career is equally extensive. Over the last 15 years, Dr. Sharathkumar has pursued her clinical/translational research in haemostasis and thrombosis through network studies, both national and international. The breadth of her research ranges from health outcomes research to quality improvement projects related to bleeding and clotting disorders, and it has addressed key clinical issues in emerging issues such as cardiovascular diseases in the aging population of hemophilia in the US, phenotype/genotype correlation in von Willebrand’s Disease, risk factors of pediatric thrombosis, long-term complications of venous thrombosis, including newer assays/biomarkers of thrombogenesis. She has over 50 publications in peer-reviewed journals. She is institutional principal investigator for federally sponsored research studies and industry sponsored studies.