Hemophilia Center

  • Meet the Team

    The Hemophilia Center is home to specialists with a wide variety of backgrounds and areas of focus. As a team, this diversity makes us better prepared to care for your child’s unique needs. Learn more about our faculty and staff.

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    Staff

    A photo of Ralph A. Gruppo.

    Ralph A. Gruppo, MD
    Director, Comprehensive Hemophilia and Thrombosis Center

    513-636-4269

    ralph.gruppo@cchmc.org

    Ralph A. Gruppo, MD

    Director, Comprehensive Hemophilia and Thrombosis Center

    Director, Research Coagulation Laboratory

    Director, Special Hemostasis & Thrombosis Laboratory

    Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics

    Phone: 513-636-4269

    Fax: 513-636-5845

    Email: ralph.gruppo@cchmc.org

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    Specialties

    Coagulation; hemophilia; thrombosis

    Education and Training

    MD: Johns Hopkins Medical School, Baltimore, MD, 1967.

    Residency: Children's Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, Ohio; Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD, 1970.

    Fellowship: Children's Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, OH, 1974.

    Certification: Pediatrics, 1975; Pediatric Hematology/Oncology, 1976.

    Publications

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    Eric Mullins, MD

    Assistant Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics

    Phone: 513-636-4266

    Fax: 513-636-3549

    Email: eric.mullins@cchmc.org

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    Specialties

    The interplay between the hemostatic system and the immune system in the setting of inflammatory diseases and infection.

    Education and Training

    MD: University of Missouri, Columbia.

    Residency: Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville, Tenn.

    Fellowship: Pediatric Hematology / Oncology, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, Ohio, 2008.

    Joseph S. Palumbo, MD

    Associate Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics

    Phone: 513-636-4266

    Fax: 513-636-3549

    Email: joe.palumbo@cchmc.org

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    Specialties

    Interactions between the hemostatic system and innate immunity effecting tumor progression; Langerhans' cell histiocytosis

    Education and Training

    MD: Pennsylvania State University College of Medicine, Hershey, PA, 1993. 

    Residency: Childrens Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, OH, 1997. 

    Fellowship: Childrens Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, OH, 2000.

    Subspecialty: Pediatric Hematology / Oncology.

    Publications

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    Grants

    Mechanisms Linking Metastasis to Tumor Procoagulant and Innate Immunity. Principal Investigator. National Institutes of Health. Jul 2006 - Jun 2012. #R01HL085545.

    Cristina Tarango , MD

    Assistant Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics

    Phone: 513-636-4266

    Email: cristina.tarango@cchmc.org

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    Specialties

    Pediatric bleeding disorders and thrombosis; quality improvement; medical education

    Education and Training

    MD: Stanford University School of Medicine, Stanford, CA, 2003.

    Residency: Yale-New Haven Hospital, New Haven, CT, 2006.

    Fellowship: University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center Dallas, Dallas, TX, 2009.

    Certification: Pediatrics, 2006. Pediatric Hematology Oncology, 2011.

    Publications