Our multidisciplinary team of experts at UC Davis Hemostasis and Thrombosis Center (HTC) have diagnosed and treated the unique clinical characteristics of hemophilia, von Willebrand disease and other inherited bleeding and clotting disorders for more than 50 years. The center's hemostasis laboratory conducts specialized diagnostic testing that is seldom available at outside laboratories or in other clinical settings. Comprehensive services are provided by a specially trained core team experienced in treating bleeding and clotting disorders, including pediatric and adult hematologists, nurse coordinators, social workers and a physical therapist. We collaborate with HIV specialists, hepatologists, orthopedic surgeons, gastroenterologists, a dental hygienist and obstetricians/gynecologists. When necessary, referrals can also be made to outside specialists, with medical coordination by our team.
Jonathan M. Ducore, M.D., M.P.H.
Hemophilia Treatment Center Co-Director
Jonathan Ducore is a graduate of Duke University School Of Medicine. He completed his medical training at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital and Denver Children’s Hospital, before becoming the Pediatric hematologist and Co-Director of the UC Davis HTC. Ducore also received his M.P.H. from UC Berkley School of Public Health, and continues to be involved in epidemiology and healthcare policy and research.
For more than 25 years, Jonathan Ducore has managed the treatment of children with bleeding and clotting disorders at our HTC. In addition to his patient care responsibilities, he is heavily involved with numerous clinical trials for improving the clinical management of bleeding and clotting disorders. He also serves on the Board of Directors for the Central California Hemophilia Foundation.
Ducore is board certified in Pediatrics and Pediatric Hematology-Oncology, and is a Professor of Clinical Pediatrics at the UC Davis School of Medicine.
Adam Giermasz, M.D., Ph.D.
Hemophilia Treatment Center Co-Director
Adam Giermasz is a graduate of Medical University of Warsaw, where he received both his medical degree and a doctorate in molecular medicine. He trained in internal medicine at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center and Hematology/Oncology at UC San Francisco Medical Center.
Giermasz has specialized in bleeding disorders since 2005 and most recently joined the HTC in 2015. He serves as the center’s Co-Director and manages the care of our adult patients. His research interests include hemophilia, bleeding disorders and thrombosis, which has led to his involvement with the numerous clinical trials that are being conducted by the UC Davis HTC.
Giermasz’s philosophy of care is to educate his patients and their families so they may participate fully in decisions about their care. He strives to provide care in an environment that is open and accepting.
Giermasz is board certified in Internal Medicine and Hematology, and is an Assistant Professor at the UC Davis School of Medicine.
Anjali Pawar, M.D.
Anjali Pawar is a graduate of Karnataka Institute of Medical Sciences. She completed her medical training at Michigan State University and Sparrow Hospital, and Mott Children’s Hospital at the University of Michigan.
Pawar is the Medical Director of the UC Davis Medical Center’s Pediatric Infusion Center and an esteemed addition to our HTC Pediatric Team. She is the inspiration behind our monthly Women and Adolescent Girls with Bleeding Disorders Clinic and works very closely with the Pediatric team to provide care to patients with bleeding and clotting issues. Her research interests currently concentrate on children and adolescents with blood disorders including both bleeding and clotting.
Pawar’s philosophy of care is: Although the patient is one child in the family, the diagnosis and care of that child affects the whole family. It is very important for the child to have a warm and loving family.
Pawar is board certified in Pediatrics and Pediatric Hematology/Oncology, and is a Professor at the UC Davis School of Medicine.
Arun Panigrahi, M.D.
Arun Panigrahi is a graduate of the University of Massachusetts Medical School. He completed his medical training at Tufts-New England Medical Center and the University of Chicago Medical Center.
Panigrahi joined our program in 2017. He serves as one of the center’s pediatric hematologists and manages the care of children with various hematological conditions as well as malignancies. His research interests include hemophilia, von Willebrand disease, sickle cell disease and immune thrombocytopenia purpura.
Panigrahi’s philosophy of care is that physicians who care for children with chronic conditions, as well as life-threatening illnesses such as cancer, bear a distinct responsibility to provide evidence-based medicine with care, honesty and compassion. He works every day with patients and families to discuss various diseases and their management, and works to partner with families during this difficult process to obtain the best possible outcomes.
Panigrahi is board certified in General Pediatrics and Pediatric Hematology/Oncology and is an Assistant Clinical Professor at the UC Davis School of Medicine.
Anjlee Mahajan, M.D.
Anjlee Mahajan is a graduate of Albert Einstein College of Medicine. She completed her medical training at UC San Francisco Medical Center and UC Davis Medical Center.
Mahajan joined UC Davis HTC in 2016 and she routinely assists our team with comprehensive hemophilia clinics.
Mahajan has a particular interest in thrombosis and bleeding disorders. Her research interests include thrombosis, bleeding disorders and patient outcomes.
Mahajan is board certified in Internal Medicine and Hematology/Oncology, and is an Assistant Clinical Professor at UC Davis School of Medicine.