Alecia Nero, MD $$

Pediatric Hematologist/Oncologist

Associate Professor at UT Southwestern Medical Center

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Alecia Nero, M.D., is a board certified pediatric hematologist at Children’s Health℠. She specializes in non-malignant hematology – particularly sickle cell disease. She is also an associate professor of internal medicine and pediatrics at UT Southwestern Medical Center.

Dr. Nero earned her medical degree at UT Southwestern before completing a residency in internal medicine-pediatrics and a fellowship in hematology at Case Western Reserve University.

Dr. Nero cares for patients with non-malignant (non-cancerous) blood and bone-marrow conditions that include sickle cell disease, abnormal blood counts and a range of anemias and platelet disorders, including thrombocythemia. She serves as Director of the Sickle Cell Transiton Program. Dr. Nero counsels sickle cell disease patients – both before and after they are sexually active – about the implications of having this inherited disease when they start families.

Dr. Nero’s interests outside of medicine include spending time with her family and reading.

Education and Training

Medical School
University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center (2004)
Case Western Reserve Univ School of Medicine GME (2008), Internal Medicine/Pediatrics
Case Western Reserve University Hospitals (2011), Hematology & Oncology
Board Certification
American Board of IM/Hematology
  • Research Interests

    • Medical Treatment of Anemias
    • Medical Treatment of Blood Clotting Disorders
    • Medical Treatment of Blood Disorders (Hematology)
    • General Hematology/Oncology
  • Publications

    • Impact of sickle cell disease on patients' daily lives, symptoms reported, and disease management strategies: Results from the international Sickle Cell World Assessment Survey (SWAY). Osunkwo I, Andemariam B, Minniti CP, Inusa BPD, El Rassi F, Francis-Gibson B, Nero A, Trimnell C, Abboud MR, Arlet JB, Colombatti R, de Montalembert M, Jain S, Jastaniah W, Nur E, Pita M, DeBonnett L, Ramscar N, Bailey T, Rajkovic-Hooley O, James J. Am J Hematol. 2021 Apr 1;96(4):404-417. doi: 10.1002/ajh.26063. Epub 2021 Feb 25.
    • Economics of Sickle Cell Disease and Evidence to Support Comprehensive Care. Nero A, Bozzo J. Hematol Oncol Clin North Am. 2022 Dec;36(6):1125-1135. doi: 10.1016/j.hoc.2022.07.013.
    • Knowledge gaps in reproductive and sexual health in girls and women with sickle cell disease. Pecker LH, Sharma D, Nero A, Paidas MJ, Ware RE, James AH, Smith-Whitley K. Br J Haematol. 2021 Sep;194(6):970-979. doi: 10.1111/bjh.17658. Epub 2021 Jul 7.
  • Professional Activities

    • American College of Physicians
    • American Medical Association
    • American Society of Hematology
    • CV Roman Medical Society
    • Dallas County Medical Society
    • E.E. Just Medical Society
    • Foundation for Women and Girls with Blood Disorders
    • National Medical Association
    • Sickle Cell Adult Provider Network
    • Texas Medical Association
  • Awards and Honors

    • Sickle Cell Healthcare Hero - Sickle Cell Consortium (2020)
    • Who's Who in Black Dallas (2019)
    • 40 Under 40 Leaders in Minority Health -National Minority Quality Forum (2016)
    • Fellow - American College of Physicians (2016)
    • Visionary Award - Sickle Cell Day Treatment Project (2016)
    • Who's Who in Black Dallas (2016)
    • Inspiring Women in STEM Award -INSIGHT Into Diversity Magazine (2015)
    • Clinical Research Scholar -UT Southwestern (2012-2015)

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