Hemophilia Care and Treatment

The Emory Approach To Hemophilia Care

The Emory Bleeding Disorders Clinic is recognized as Georgia’s most comprehensive treatment center for our quality care, innovative research, extensive educational opportunities and support programs.

Hemophilia touches many facets of your life, and so does your hemophilia care at Emory. Emory’s care team of nationally and internationally recognized practitioners have specialized training and expertise in providing personalized care for your needs.

What Is Hemophilia?

Hemophilia is usually an inherited bleeding disorder in which the blood does not clot properly. This can lead to spontaneous bleeding as well as bleeding following injuries or surgery. Blood contains many proteins called clotting factors that can help to stop bleeding. People with hemophilia have low levels of either factor VIII (8) or factor IX (9). The severity of a person’s hemophilia is determined by the amount of factor in their blood. The lower the amount of the factor, the more likely it is that bleeding will occur, which can lead to serious health problems. Rarely, hemophilia A can be acquired through formation of autoantibodies (what your bind forms to fight infection) that bind factor VIII and prevent it from functioning properly. Acquired hemophilia A typically occurs in the elderly but can also occur in pregnancy. Overall, the incidence of acquired hemophilia A is approximately 1 in 1 million people.


Comprehensive Hemophilia Care

In addition to our nationally recognized care team, leading researchers and innovative treatments, Emory provides a wide range of specialized services.

Our specialists—from physical therapists to counselors and more—are also trained in the treatment needs of patients with blood disorders. This unique level of focus ensures you get the best possible care and advice.

Whether you’re moving to Georgia, looking for a hematologist who is knowledgeable about hemophilia or moving from a pediatric provider, Emory has many programs and services to address your needs. Our approach of caring for the complete person will provide you with the best quality care in any stage of your life. Our adult hematologists and expert clinicians on our hemophilia care team are eager to support you and the coordination of your care with other providers.


Empowering You To Take Ownership of Your Treatment

We don’t just treat hemophilia, we educate you about the condition and support you and your family—so you can live your best life despite your diagnosis.

Supporting your lifestyle

At Emory, we support our patients through in-depth assistance with insurance, travel, major life transitions and everything in between. Our multidisciplinary team is ready to help.

Equipping you for independence

We believe in empowering our patients for an independent lifestyle. Learn about self-care and at-home treatment. Find out how to travel safely. Even receive counseling for how your condition may impact your job or home life.

At Emory, we know that the best care starts with the patient-provider partnership. Supporting your independence is a critical part of your individual treatment plan.


Research and Clinical Trials

The Hemophilia Research Program at Emory works to advance new therapies, evaluate new aspects in hemophilia care, and create new knowledge about the evolving needs of people with hemophilia.

The program includes clinical trials and other research initiatives in hemophilia. Our patients have the choice to participate in cutting-edge research and contribute to scientific and medical knowledge in a variety of innovative ways that could not only help them but also help the larger community of affected patients.


Make an Appointment with Emory Bleeding Disorders Clinic

To make an appointment, please call 404-778-7062, Monday – Friday, 8:00 am to 4:30 pm.


Make an Appointment
To make an appointment, please call 404-778-7062.