Dr. Courtney Fitzhugh

Dr. Courtney Fitzhugh


Dr. Courtney Fitzhugh

Investigator, Sickle Cell Branch,
National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute, NIH

Courtney Fitzhugh received her BS magna cum laude from the University of California, Los Angeles in 1996, and her MD from the University of California, San Francisco in 2001. During medical school, Dr. Fitzhugh participated in the NIH Clinical Research Training Program, where she studied with Dr. John Tisdale at the NHLBI. After receiving her MD, Dr. Fitzhugh completed a residency in internal medicine and pediatrics at Duke University Medical Center, and in 2005 she did a combined adult hematology and pediatric hematology-oncology fellowship at the NIH and Johns Hopkins Hospital. Dr. Fitzhugh returned to the NHLBI in 2007 and was appointed as Clinical Investigator Assistant in 2012 and Clinical Tenure Track Investigator in 2016. She is a member of the American Society of Hematology.


 

Did you know?

Extremely cold weather can trigger a pain crisis in a child. Even when bundled up in a snowsuit, the shift in temperature may be enough to cause red blood cells to begin sickling in just a few minutes of outdoor play.