Program Aims

The UT Health Pediatric Thrombosis Program aims to educate patients, families, and community providers regarding thrombotic diagnoses and genetic predispositions by way of distributed resources and one-on-one teaching to patients, families, and community providers who wish to seek additional understanding; to promote community awareness so that signs and symptoms of thrombosis are recognized and promptly addressed to decrease long term morbidity and mortality; and to collaborate with other pediatric institutions to further increase knowledge of pediatric thrombosis by way of research initiatives to provide optimal care.

Conditions Treated

  • Deep venous thrombosis
  • Arterial thrombosis
  • Pulmonary embolism
  • Stroke
  • Cerebral sinovenous thrombosis
  • Provoked thrombosis, including: cancer related thrombosis, central-line related thrombosis, disseminated intravascular coagulopathy, liver failure, and trauma related thrombosis
  • Post-thrombotic syndrome
  • Antiphospholipid Antibody Syndrome
  • May-Thurner Syndrome
  • Genetic variants or factors that lead to increased risk for thrombosis, including: Factor V Leiden, Prothrombin, Protein C deficiency, Protein S deficiency, elevated Factor VIII

Program Services

  • Hematologic and thrombophilia comprehensive evaluation
  • Inpatient and outpatient work-up and management
  • Radiographic evaluation
  • Medication management
  • Genetic counseling
  • Risk factor assessment and preventative medicine
  • Education
  • Psychosocial support
  • Physical Therapy
  • Clinical Trial Enrollment

Meet our Thrombosis Team

Deanna Maida, MD, Medical Director

Melissa Frei-Jones, MD, MSCI, Pediatric Hematologist

Patricia Amerson, PNP, Nurse Practitioner

Jeffrey Kallberg, DPT, Physical Therapist

Leticia Silva, LCSW, Social Worker

Emily Berenson, MS, Genetic Counselor

Rachel Wyatt, MS, Genetic Counselor