Arizona Hemophilia and Thrombosis Center

The Arizona Hemophilia and Thrombosis Center (AzHTC) at the Arizona Health Sciences Center is a comprehensive diagnostic and treatment center for individuals and families with hemophilia, von Willebrand Disease and other inherited bleeding or blood clotting disorders.

Who We Are

The AzHTC provides multi-specialty patient and family-centered care. This involves care provided by the HTC team, an adult and pediatric hematologist, a hemophilia nurse practitioner, a home infusion nurse, a social worker, a psychotherapist counselor, and a physical therapist.

All AzHTC members have received extensive special training and education in the complications of hemophilia and thrombophilia, along with the needs of the individuals and families affected by these disorders.

Services Provided

  • Laboratory diagnosis of clotting and bleeding disorders.
  • Inpatient and outpatient treatment and management.
  • Educational programs for patients, families, school personnel and community health care proviers.
  • Comprehensive, multi-specialty team assessment and treatment recommendations at the patient's annual clinic evaluation.
  • Specialized laboratory testing, including diagnostic studies, factor assays, inhibitor titers used to individualize treatment plans during routine treatment, management of emergency treatment and surgery.
  • Physical therapy evaluation, treatment and education
  • Psychosocial support, including crisis intervention, life transition support, direct counseling, parenting education, substance abuse counseling, neurological, psychiatric, psychological referral, educational tutoring, college/vocational transition support.
  • Coordination of care with primary care providers and other subspecialty providers.
  • Genetic counseling, testing and education.
  • Prenatal testing, and obstetric and gynecological consultation and management.
  • Dental casemanagement and dental consultation.

Outpatient and Inpatient Care

Outpatient and inpatient care is provided at the University of Arizona Medical Center, the Arizona Health Science Center's teaching hospital. Pediatric and adult patients are seen in our outpatient clinics. We strive to have all surgeries done at Banner University Medical Center, with the bleeding or clotting therapy managed by the AzHTC team.

BUMCT has a level-one trauma center, an emergency room and urgent care center, as well as a pharmacy stocked with a complete range of clotting factor concentrates and other products used to control bleeding. There is also a high-risk obstetrics team/clinic on site to provide services for hemophilia carriers and women with other bleeding disorders during pregnancy, labor and delivery. The Special Coagulation Laboratory at BUMCT performs accurate diagnostic testing for all bleeding and clotting disorgers.

Our Factor Program/Home Infusion

The AzHTC and Home Infusion, a department within Banner-UMC Inpatient Pharmacy, have a very close relationship. We work together to offer continuity of care by providing all that a patient of the AzHTC would require to meet their needs from the clinic to the home setting. Our goal is to provide the highest quality of care in an efficient, cost-effective manner. A successful Factor Program works for the patients at the AzHTC by providing enhanced services.

The Banner-UMC Inpatient Pharmacy has dedicated a clinical pharmacist to work full time with the Factor Program to provide for the needs of our patients on a very personalized basis.

We offer the following services:

•a full choice of factor products and supplies

•all ancillary supplies required for home infusion of factor are provided at no additional charge

•free same day delivery in the immediate area or next day delivery to all other areas -- medications/supplies can be delivered to home, workplace, or vacation sites

•related medications can be included in the free delivery service such as: Emla® cream, antifibrinolytics and other hemostatic agents

•an experienced reimbursement specialist is on staff to work with billing and insurance so that our patients and their families are not burdened with these issues

How to Reach Us

Regular business hours are Monday - Friday from 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Home Infusion telephone number: 520-694-2491

The Hemophilia Team

Neha Bhasin, MD
Director, Pediatric Hemophilia and Thrombosis Center

Pavani Chalasani, MD
Co-Director, Adult Hemophilia and Thrombosis Center

Ravi Krishnadasan, MD
Co-Director, Adult Hemophilia and Thrombosis Center

Mary Lou Damiano, RN, MEd
Assistant Director, AzHTC

Laurel Pennick, LCSW
Social Worker

Maria Iannone, LPC

Kevin Dusek, PT, DPT, OCS
Physical Therapist

Ellen Lance, RN
Home Infusion Therapy

Debbie Gilmore
Program Coordinator/Data Manager


For more information: Call (520) 626-4152, (520) 626-7584 or visit the Arizona Hemophilia Association website.