• Introduction:

    Dr. Ogunsile completed her fellowship at Johns Hopkins University. She did her B.S. in Biology with a Minor in African American Studies from Duke University, and then served as a Research Assistant at the National Institute of Health, National Institute of Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism. She completed her M.D. from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, and her residency in Internal Medicine and Pediatrics from Vanderbilt University Hospital.

    Clinical Interests:

    Dr. Ogunsile’s clinical interests are in the care of patients with sickle cell disease and non-malignant hematological disorders. With her background in internal medicine and pediatrics she is ideally suited for overseeing the transition of pediatric patients into adult care.


    As a physician scientist, her research interests are to improve therapeutic decision making and outcomes for patients with sickle cell disease, with a current focus on understanding factors that influence cardiovascular outcomes, body composition physical activity in patients with sickle cell disease.
  • Selected Publications

    Academic Article

    Year Title Altmetric
    2022 An evaluation of cardiopulmonary endurance and muscular strength in adults living with sickle cell diseaseBritish Journal of Haematology.  199:597-602. 2022
    2021 Adaptable stewardship during a pandemic: a multifaceted approach to sustaining the blood supply for individuals with sickle cell diseaseInternational Journal of Laboratory Hematology.  43:O168-O170. 2021
    2019 National trends in hydroxyurea and opioid prescribing for sickle cell disease by office-based physicians in the United States, 1997-2017Pharmacoepidemiology and Drug Safety.  28:1246-1250. 2019
    2019 Overcoming challenges of venous thromboembolism in sickle cell disease treatmentExpert Review of Hematology.  12:173-182. 2019
    2019 Metabolic syndrome among adults living with sickle cell diseaseBlood Cells, Molecules and Diseases.  74:25-29. 2019
    2018 History of parvovirus B19 infection is associated with silent cerebral infarctsPediatric Blood and Cancer.  65. 2018
    2017 An Acquired Factor X Inhibitor: The Importance of Understanding CoagulationAmerican Journal of Medicine.  130:e307-e308. 2017

    Full Name

  • Foluso Ogunsile