Dr. Kim Smith-Whitley is Director of the Comprehensive Sickle Cell Center, Clinical Director of the Division of Hematology, and a professor of Pediatrics. She holds the Elias Schwartz, MD, Endowed Chair in Hematology. Her clinical and research focus is on sickle cell survivorship: predicting and preventing long-term, chronic, and life-threatening complications of the disease. She initiated two innovative programs at CHOP: A short-stay Hematology Acute Care Unit; and, the Blue Tie Tag program to recruit blood donors for pediatric transfusions. She received the 2010 Blockley-Osler Award for excellence in teaching clinical medicine at the bedside.