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Clinical Services at Rush Hemophilia & Thrombophilia Center
Program Description

The Hemophilia and Thrombophilia Center (HTC) at Rush is the largest hemophilia and thrombophilia program in Illinois, offering a full menu of clinical and laboratory services onsite for patients with bleeding and clotting disorders. Our federally funded program collaborates with the Department of Health and Human Services, Great Lakes Hemophilia Foundation, the National Hemophilia Foundation and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to provide state-of-the-art, family-focused, culturally sensitive medical, psychological and social services.

Services Provided

The HTC treats patients with hemophilia, other hereditary coagulation factor deficiencies, von Willebrand disease and platelet disorders, as well as patients with thrombosis and thrombophilia. To make it easier for patients to access our services, we offer diagnosis and treatment services at the main Rush University Medical Center campus near downtown Chicago, and at five regional outreach locations in Aurora, Hoffman Estates, Kankakee, Joliet and Urbana Champaign.

Clinical Team

Hemophilia and thrombophilia present complex clinical, psychological and social problems. Providing optimal care to patients with these diseases is beyond the knowledge and skill of any one practitioner. State-of-the-art care can only be provided by a multidisciplinary team that includes physician specialists, nurses, psychologists, physical therapists and others.

  • Associate medical director: Emily Czapek, MD
  • Program coordinator: Debra Honig, MSW, LCSW
  • Social services:
    • Debra Honig, MSW, LCSW
    • Lucy Ramirez, LCSW
  • Chicago nursing coordinator: Audrey Taylor APN,
  • Suburban nursing coordinator: John Urgo, BSN
  • Administrator: Gladys Lee, MBA
  • Adminstrative support: Kimberly Williams-Ellis
  • Nurses:
    • Magdalena Ballarin, MSN, BSN
    • Kristen Daley, BSN, RN 
    • Michelle Miller , BSN, RN
    • Audrey Taylor, APN
    • John Urgo, BSN
    • Kristin Boyce, RN
  • Hematology:
    • Emily Czapek, MD
    • Sefer Gezer, MD
    • Paul Kent, MD
    • Allen Korenblit, MD
    • Mindy Simpson, MD
  • Genetics: Paul Wong, MD
  • Dentistry:
    • Mary Hayes, DDS
    • Lisa Breen, RGH
    • Kim Whitaker, DA 
  • Physical therapy: Laura Mathias, PT, MS
  • Psychology: Warren Rosen, PhD
  • Nutrition: Helen Tayag, RD
  • Pharmacy: Heather Alvarez, PhT
  • Research: Rosie Howard, CRC

Contact Name
Rush Childrens Hospital Call Center
Contact Phone
(877) RUSH-KID
Contact E-mail

LocationHours of Operation
Rush Professional Office Building
1725 W. Harrison St., Suite 710
Chicago, IL 60612

Appointments are available during normal business hours, Monday through Friday. To make an appointment at this location, call (877) RUSH-KID. Valet and garage parking available.

LocationHours of Operation
Rush-Copley Medical Center
2020 Ogden Avenue, Suite 400
Aurora, IL 60504

Approximately five miles west of intersection of route 59 and 34 (Ogden Avenue). Lot parking available at no charge. For an appointment at this location, call (877) RUSH-KID.

LocationHours of Operation
Ashton Medical & Surgical Center
1800 McDonough Road, #203, Suite 203
Hoffman Estates, IL 60192

On McDonough Road, approximately one mile west of the intersection of Route 59 and Shoe Factory Road. Free parking available in the lot outside the building. For hours or to make an appointment at this location, call (877) RUSH-KID.

LocationHours of Operation
Riverside Medical Center
350 N. Wall Street
Kankakee, IL 60901

For an appointment at this location, call (815) 933-1671.

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