Samir Zaid Kaylani, M.D., is a Pediatric Hematologist-Oncologist at Children’s Health℠ and an Associate Professor at UT Southwestern. He has a special interest in treating patients with sickle cell disease, bleeding disorders, clotting disorders, anemia, thrombocytopenia and leukopenia.
We have amazing families that we interact with on a daily basis,” he says. “I believe that with compassionate care, we can help these children achieve their highest potential.
Dr. Zaid Kaylani earned his medical degree at Jordan University of Science and Technology. He completed his residency in pediatrics at Texas Tech University and gained advanced training in pediatric hematology and oncology through a fellowship at the University of Alabama in Birmingham.
Dr Zaid Kaylani conducts research about blood disorders where children have issues related to sickle cell disease and its various complications. He is directly involved in patient requiring frequent blood transfusions related to strokes in these children. He has also studied the impact of splenectomy, surgical spleen removal, and its trends nationwide on patients with low platelet count due to immune related causes.
“We have amazing families that we interact with on a daily basis,” he says. “I believe that with compassionate care, we can help these children achieve their highest potential.”
Outside of work, Dr. Zaid Kaylani enjoys spending time with his family, playing the piano and gardening.
Education and Training
- Medical School
- Jordan University of Science & Technology (2006)
- Texas Tech University Health Science Center (2010), Pediatrics
- University of Alabama (2013), Pediatric Hematology/Oncology
- Board Certification
- American Board of Pediatrics/Hematology-Oncology
- Clotting disorders
- Sickle cell disease and chronic transfusion program
- Bleeding and Clotting Disorders
- Bone Marrow Failure syndromes
- Refractory Immune Thrombocytopenia with Suspected Evans Syndrome Requiring Quadruple Therapy. Publication ID UT121426
- National Trends in Hospitalization for Fever and Neutropenia in Children with Cancer, 2007-2014. Publication ID 30029861
- Temporal trends of splenectomy in pediatric hospitalizations with immune thrombocytopenia. Publication ID 29637697
- Treatment of infantile hemangiomas with sirolimus in a patient with PHACE syndrome. Publication ID 23316753
- Head Lice Infestation: An Unusual Cause of Iron Deficiency Anemia in a 13-Year-Old Female. Publication ID 35855249
Awards and Honors
- Gold Humanism Award
- Resident Teaching Award
- Clinical Service Excellence
- Unsung Hero Award
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