Sophie Miriam Lanzkron, M.D., M.H.S.

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  • Director, Sickle Cell Center for Adults, The Johns Hopkins Hospital
  • Professor of Medicine


Hematology, Sickle Cell Disease

Research Interests

sickle cell disease

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Dr. Sophie Lanzkron is a professor of medicine at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. Her areas of clinical expertise include hematology and sickle cell disease. Dr. Lanzkron is director of the Sickle Cell Center for Adults at Johns Hopkins.

Dr. Lanzkron received her undergraduate degree in biology from Brandeis University. She earned her M.D. from Albert Einstein College of Medicine. She completed her residency at the University of Maryland Medical Center and performed her fellowship in hematology at Johns Hopkins. She joined the faculty of Johns Hopkins in 2000.

Her research focuses on sickle cell disease. more


  • Director, Sickle Cell Center for Adults, The Johns Hopkins Hospital
  • Professor of Medicine
  • Professor of Oncology

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  • MD; Albert Einstein College of Medicine (1991)


  • General Internal Medicine; University of Maryland Medical Center (1994)


  • Hematology; Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine (1997)

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Internal Medicine (Hematology) (1996)

Research & Publications

Research Summary

Dr. Lanzkron's major clinical research involves the study of sickle cell disease. Her primary research interest is to understand the barriers to care for adults with sickle cell disease. She has done pivotal work on barriers to the use of hydroxyurea to treat people with sickle cell disease. Her research has also focused on the benefits of the use of infusion clinics for the management of uncomplicated painful episodes culminating in a multisite study demonstrating improved patient centered outcomes when comparing infusion clinics to  emergency departments in managing such episodes.  Research is ongoing to implement the infusion clinic model across the US.

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Activities & Honors


  • Unsung Hero Award, William E. Proudford Sickle Cell Fund, 2007
  • Dr. Susan M. MacDonald Sponsorship Award for Excellence in Sponsoring the Advancement of Women Faculty, 2021

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