The Fanconi Anemia Comprehensive Care Center at Cincinnati Children’s is one of the largest in the world and the first of its kind in the United States.
The center is led by distinguished experts Stella M. Davies, MBBS, PhD, MRCP and Parinda Mehta, MD. We provide compassionate, multidisciplinary care for children who have been diagnosed with Fanconi anemia, as well as support and education for families.
The Fanconi Anemia Comprehensive Care Center currently provides care for more than 130 children who come from throughout the United States and the world.
Thorough Evaluation, Detailed Treatment Plan
Families usually come to our care center after their child has been diagnosed with Fanconi anemia.
The child’s first visit includes:
- A thorough physical
- Blood tests
- Tests to assess how the disease is affecting the child’s body
- Consultations with other specialists at Cincinnati Children’s, as needed
- An appointment with a social worker, who helps families connect with helpful resources
During the patient’s evaluation, he or she may be seen by as many as 15 medical professionals. One strength of our center is that all of these tests, evaluations and consultations are coordinated so that they can be completed over a three- to four-day period. Without such coordination, the process could take up to six months.
After reviewing test results, members of the care team speak with the family about the child’s health and treatment options. A written summary and treatment recommendations are also provided for the patient’s family and referring physician.