Gary M. Brittenham, MD

Expertise in: 
Pediatric Hematology-Oncology
Board Certifications: 
Internal Medicine, Hematology
Accepting New Patients
Treats Children
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Overview

Areas of Expertise / Conditions Treated

Pediatric Hematology-Oncology

Academic Appointments

  • James A. Wolff Professor of Pediatrics
  • Professor of Pediatrics at CUMC

Gary M. Brittenham, MD performs research in pediatric hematology with the overall objective of improving the care of children with anemia, sickle cell disease, thalassemia, and other disorders affecting red blood cells.

Along with his colleagues, this present research projects aim to: develop a new, noninvasive optical method to detect and measure iron deficiency without the need for a blood sample; develop a new, noninvasive magnetic method to detect and measure iron overload in the liver without the need for a liver biopsy; develop new non-radioactive methods to measure iron absorption and loss; develop and evaluate new, orally active iron-chelating agents for the treatment of iron overload; determine the effects of malaria and other infections on anemia and iron homeostasis; improve the safety of red blood cell transfusions; and determine if monthly oral vitamin D treatments can reduce the risk of respiratory complications in children with sickle cell disease.

The Division's goals are to contribute to scholarly inquiry into pediatric hematology and to help train the next generation of investigators.

Hospital Affiliations

  • NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia
  • NewYork-Presbyterian/Morgan Stanley Children's Hospital

Gender

  • Male

Schedule an Appointment

Phone Appointments

New and Existing Patients:
212-305-7005

Location(s)

CUMC/NewYork-Presbyterian Morgan Stanley Children's Hospital
3959 Broadway
New York, NY 10032
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Credentials & Experience

Education & Training

  • Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine
  • Residency: Metro Health Medical Center
  • Fellowship: Metro Health Medical Center

Board Certifications

  • Internal Medicine
  • Hematology

Research

Grants

DAILY VITAMIN D FOR SICKLE-CELL RESPIRATORY COMPLICATIONS: PHASE 2: IND107584 - 11/14/17 (Federal Gov)

Sep 1 2019 - Jun 30 2023

PREBIOTIC GOS AND LACTOFERRIN FOR BENEFICIAL GUT MICROBIOTA WITH IRONSUPPLEMENTS (Federal Gov)

Aug 1 2018 - Apr 30 2023

NEUROCOGNITIVE EFFECTS OF IRON DEFICIENCY IN BLOOD DONORS. (Federal Gov)

Dec 15 2017 - Nov 30 2021

RED BLOOD CELLS FROM IRON-DEFICIENT DONORS: RECOVERY AND STORAGE QUALITY (Federal Gov)

Aug 15 2016 - Apr 30 2021

QSM TO GUIDE IRON CHELATING THERAPY IN TRANSFUSIONAL IRON OVERLOAD (Federal Gov)

Feb 1 2019 - Jan 31 2020

HARMFUL EFFECTS OF RED BLOOD CELL TRANSFUSIONS ARE MEDIATED BY IRON (Federal Gov)

Jun 15 2013 - Apr 30 2018

NON-INVASIVE DETECTION OF IRON DEFICIENCY FOR TARGETED IRON SUPPLEMENTATION IN REGIONS WITH MALARIA AND OTHER INFECTIONS (Private)

Dec 23 2015 - Dec 22 2017

PHASE 2 STUDY OF VITAMIN D FOR TX OF RESPIRATORY COMPLICATIONS IN SICKLE CELLS DS (Federal Gov)

Jun 1 2011 - May 31 2016

HIGH-T SUSCEPTOMETER TO MONITOR TRANSFUSIONAL IRON OVERLOAD (NSR DEVICE) (Federal Gov)

Jun 1 2010 - May 31 2016

HARMFUL EFFECTS OF TRANSFUSION OF OLDER STORED RED CELLS: IRON AND INFLAMMATION (Federal Gov)

Sep 16 2009 - Jul 31 2014

MALARIA AND THE SAFETY OF IRON INTERVENTIONS: ABSORPTION AND NTBI (Federal Gov)

Aug 1 2009 - Jul 31 2014

ION CHELATORS PREDICATED ON DESFERRITHIOCIN (Federal Gov)

Mar 1 2010 - May 31 2014

ZNPP-FLUOROMETER FOR NON-INVASIVE DETECTION OF IRON DEFICIENCY (Private)

Jan 1 2012 - Dec 31 2013

MECHANISMS OF EFFECT OF IRON STATUS & INTERVENTIONS ON MALAR IA & OTHER INFECTIONS (Federal Gov)

Sep 30 2009 - Aug 31 2013

NEUROPATHOLOGY OF SEVERE MALARIA IN THAILAND: MRI STUDIES (Federal Gov)

Sep 15 2010 - Jul 31 2013

MAGNETIC RESONANCE IMAGING (MRI) METHOD FOR IN VITRO IRON QU ANTIFICATION (Federal Gov)

Aug 1 2005 - Jul 31 2010

IRON CHELATORS PREDICATED ON DESFERRITHIOCIN (Federal Gov)

Aug 1 1998 - Jan 31 2010

MAGNETIC RESONANCE MEASUREMENT OF HEART AND LIVER IRON (Federal Gov)

Sep 15 2003 - Jun 30 2009

PATHOGENESIS OF SEVERE MALARIAL ANEMIA IN THAILAND (Federal Gov)

Sep 1 2002 - Jun 30 2009

HIGH TC SUCEPTOMETER FOR MAGNETIC MEASURE OF BODY IRON (Federal Gov)

Sep 30 2001 - Apr 30 2009