About Us

About SCAPN

The Sickle Cell Adult Provider Network (SCAPN) was established in 2002 with a mission to establish a network for healthcare providers who serve adults with sickle cell disease. This was the first and remains the only national organization that offers a home for healthcare professionals from multiple disciplines who focus on adult-oriented research, clinical care, provides education/training, mentorship, and advocacy.

Mission

To establish and support an interactive network of healthcare providers and investigators who serve adults with sickle cell disease.

Goals

  • Foster communication and facilitate interaction among adult sickle cell health care providers and investigators to address:

    • difficult clinical issues, research priorities, and collaboration, patient advocacy.​

  • Educate and disseminate information about adult sickle cell disease to all health care providers:​

    • clinical management and research opportunities​

  • Attract and engage/support the participation of (new)​ health care providers and investigators in adult sickle cell disease.

Board of Directors

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Payal Desai, M.D.

President
Ohio State University

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Fuad El Rassi, M.D.

Treasurer
Emory University

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John Strouse, M.D.

Vice President
Duke University

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E. Leila Jerome Clay, M.D.

Secretary
Johns Hopkins All Children's Hospital