Dr. Titilope Ishola is a clinical fellow at Texas Children’s Cancer and Hematology Centers. She is specializing in pediatric hematology-oncology. In particular, her clinical and research interests include hematologic disorders such as sickle cell disease.

Titilope Fasipe, MD, PhD

Co-Director and Assistant Professor

Department of Pediatrics, Section of Hematology-Oncology, Baylor College of Medicine Education (USA) Texas Children’s Sickle Cell and Thalassemia Program

Dr. Fasipe is the Co-Director of the Texas Children’s Sickle Cell and Thalassemia Program and an Assistant Professor of Pediatrics in Hematology/Oncology at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, TX. She is passionate about public health strategies to curb the psychosocial barriers, health complications and decreased lifespan of individuals with sickle cell disease. She is actively involved in various sickle cell-focused community and policy efforts aimed at understanding and addressing these challenges.

Dr. Fasipe has been repeatedly appointed to sickle cell-related advisory committees of the Texas Department of State Health Services and currently serves on their Newborn Screening Advisory Committee and Sickle Cell Task Force. Her professional memberships include: the American Academy of Pediatrics; the Heartland-Southwest Sickle Cell Disease Network; the American Society of Hematology, where she serves on the Technical Expert Panel for sickle cell disease quality measures; and the American Society of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology, where she is the current Vice-Chair of the Hemoglobinopathy Special Interest Group.

When it comes to sickle cell disease, Dr. Fasipe has the unique perspective of relating to and understanding the need for education, community awareness, support, and medical care as she is a pediatric hematologist as well as an individual with sickle cell disease.

Sessions

Sickle Cell Pain: A Complicated (and True) Story

Presented by Titilope Fasipe, MD, PhD at 3:00 PM on Tuesday, November 23rd.

Sickle Cell Pain is a unique form of suffering that includes the burdens of living with a chronic disease in addition to the historical and ongoing burdens of misunderstanding and injustice by the greater society. The goal of this Pain Advocacy presentation is to help bring understanding and awareness to this complicated and true story,…