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Ayesha Zia, M.D.
Ayesha Zia, M.D.

Ayesha Zia, M.D.

  • Pediatrics - Hematology-Oncology

Biography

Dr. Ayesha Zia is a pediatric hematologist at the Children's Medical Center's Hemostasis Thrombosis Center, and the University of Texas Southwestern School of Medicine. Previous NHF (National Hemophilia Foundation) clinical fellowship award recipient, her clinical/translational research interests are geared toward pediatric patients with bleeding and clotting disorders. Dr. Zia also leads the multidisciplinary “Young Women’s Blood Disorders Clinic” at Children's Medical Center, focused on improving the care of adolescent girls with menorrhagia and bleeding disorders as well as girls with thrombophilia first and only program in North Texas that specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of bleeding and clotting disorders and accompanying reproductive problems in young women. Dr. Zia has a particular interest in the use of global coagulation assays, like thromboelatography and thrombin generation, in the diagnosis and management of congenital bleeding and clotting disorders. Current projects are focused on 1) elucidating the biology of hormonal induced thrombosis and predictors of thrombosis in young girls on oral contraceptives, 2) outcomes of thrombosis in the pediatric population including recurrent thrombosis and post-thrombotic syndrome, 3) Improving diagnostic strategies and quality of life in adolescent females with menorrhagia and bleeding disorders and 4) thromboprophylaxis in pediatric patients undergoing orthopedic surgeries. Dr. Zia is also the institutional con-investigator for several clinical trials investigating new treatments in hemostasis and thrombosis, including new medications for hemophilia, von Willebrand disease, and blood clots.

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Education & Training
  • Medical School - King Edward Medical University, Pakistan (1997-2002)
  • Fellowship - Childrens Hospital of Michigan (2012-2013), Pediatric Hemostasis/thrombosis
  • Fellowship - Children's Hospital of Michigan (2009-2012), Pediatric Hematology/oncology
  • Residency - Children's Hospital of Michigan (2007-2009), Pediatrics
  • Internship - University of Oklahoma Health Science Center (2006-2007), Pediatrics
Professional Associations & Affiliations
  • Pakistan Medical and Dental Council (2002), Member
  • American Society of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology (ASPHO) (2009), Member
  • American Society of Hematology (ASH) (2009), Member
  • National Hemophilia Foundation (NHF) (2011), Member
  • Hemostasis and Thrombosis Research Society (2011), Member
  • International Society on Thrombosis and Haemostasis (2014)
Honors & Awards
  • Wolf Zuelzer Research Award 2012, Award Recipient for outstanding research during pediatric Hematology/Oncology fellowship
  • National Hemophilia Foundation (NHF) Clinical Fellowship Award 2011-2013, Award Recipient with $200,000 funded during award period
  • Chief Fellow in Pediatric Hematology Oncology 2011
  • American Society of Hematology “Clinical Research Training Institute” Award 2013
  • George R. Buchanan Teaching award for excellence in Fellow Education 2014
  • CCRAC Research Award in Junior Investigator Category 2015-2017
Books & Publications

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