Johns Hopkins Medicine

Johns Hopkins Medicine, headquartered in Baltimore, Maryland, is a $6.5 billion integrated global health enterprise and one of the leading health care systems in the United States.

The mission of Johns Hopkins Medicine is to improve the health of the community and the world by setting the standard of excellence in medical education, research and clinical care. Diverse and inclusive, Johns Hopkins Medicine educates medical students, scientists, health care professionals and the public; conducts biomedical research; and provides patient-centered medicine to prevent, diagnose and treat human illness.

Johns Hopkins Medicine, a nonprofit, virtual enterprise, combines a 121-year commitment to community care with groundbreaking research, teaching and medical services to patients worldwide.

Johns Hopkins Medicine operates six academic and community hospitals, four suburban health care and surgery centers, and has more than 2.8 million outpatient encounters per year.


The Sickle Cell Center for Adults at Johns Hopkins is dedicated to provide services for persons with sickle cell disease who live in the greater metropolitan Baltimore and Washington, D.C. areas. The Center is now in its fourth year of operation and provides comprehensive care including regularly scheduled outpatient visits, screening for hydroxyurea eligibility, genetic counseling, pain management, education, wound care and social services.

The Center has full time hematologists, nurses, physician assistants, and staff devoted to the care of persons with sickle cell disease. The physician assistant addresses the acute and chronic needs of our patients on a daily basis and acts as a liaison to other medical specialties throughout the hospital. The staff have developed a relationship with the emergency department to decrease patient waiting times and have established continuity of care through follow-up in the sickle cell clinic. The Center is an honorary chapter of the National Sickle Cell Disease Association of America.