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

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