Pediatric Thrombosis Program

Meet Our Team

The multidisciplinary thrombosis team is focused on treating infants, children and young adults who have developed blood clots.

Neil A. Goldenberg, MD PhD Hematology / Oncology

Dr. Goldenberg is associate dean for clinical and translational research at Johns Hopkins All Children's Hospital and director of the Johns Hopkins All Children's Institute for Clinical and Translational Research. He is a professor of pediatrics and medicine at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine.
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Marisol Betensky, MD Hematology / Oncology

Dr. Betensky is a pediatric hematologist who specializes in hemostasis and thrombosis in the Johns Hopkins All Children’s Cancer & Blood Disorders Institute and serves as medical director of the hospital's International Patient Services program. She also treats bone marrow failure syndromes and congenital and acquired neutropenias, which are immune system conditions that may result in infections. Dr. Betensky, a native of Mexico, has worked to provide medical education and build capacity of hematology programs in Africa and Latin America and helped develop research projects in Latin America.
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Katie Mills, D.N.P., A.P.R.N.Program Coordinator, Hemostasis and Thrombosis Programs


Irmel Ayala, MD Hematology / Oncology

Dr. Ayala is the division chief of Hematology and director of the Hemophilia and Bleeding Disorders Treatment Center at Johns Hopkins All Children's Hospital. She also is the hematology leader of the Young Women Bleeding Disorders/Menorrhagia Clinic, which focuses on a multidisciplinary approach to bleeding symptoms in girls and young women. Dr. Ayala also is involved in the newly created Immune Dysregulation Clinic, which evaluates patients with autoimmune cytopenias in a multidisciplinary approach.
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Laurie Barrett, C.C.R.C., R.N.Clinical Research Nurse

Mary Cardenas, R.N.Nurse Coordinator, Hemostasis and Thrombosis Program

Amanda Memken, B.C.P.P.S., Pharm.DPediatric Anticoagulation Clinical Pharmacist