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February 2017


Dr. Banu Aygun is an associate professor pediatrics at Hofstra Northwell School of Medicine. After obtaining her medical degree at Hacettepe University Faculty of Medicine in Ankara Turkey, Dr. Aygun completed her pediatric residency at the University of Illinois at Chicago.

She then finished her fellowship in pediatric hematology/oncology at Schneider Children’s Hospital. Dr. Aygun's main area of interest is sickle cell disease, especially hydroxyurea treatment, stroke and central nervous system manifestations, transfusion therapy and iron overload.

She has participated in several NHLBI-funded multicenter clinical trials of sickle cell disease including Stroke With Transfusions Changing to Hydroxyurea and TCD with Transfusions Changing to Hydroxyurea. She has also focused on long term effects of hydroxyurea treatment on organ dysfunction in sickle cell disease.

Currently she is the Associate Chief of Hematology and Section Head for Sickle Cell Disease at Cohen Children’s Medical Center.

View Dr. Aygun's articles in PubMed