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Platelet Disorders Program

Payson waiting room

Established four decades ago, this is one of the first programs dedicated to children with platelet disorders such as immune thrombocytopenic purpura (ITP), as well as inherited disorders or platelet production or function.  

Research conducted over the years has contributed greatly to the development of newer therapies and treatment approaches to the management of these disorders. Children are able to be treated almost entirely on an outpatient basis.

Diagnosis & Treatment

Patients with acute (short-term) problems may be treated using standard therapies, while those with chronic conditions receive more complex, ongoing therapy.  

We set the standard for the use in children of romiplastin (Nplate®) and eltrombopag (Promacta®), which promote platelet production.

Our Team


Shipra Kaicker

Shipra Kaicker, M.D.

Assistant Professor of Clinical Pediatrics
Assistant Attending Pediatrician

What Sets us Apart

  • Our Division of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology pioneered the use of innovative therapies for children using thrombopoietic agents such as romiplastin and eltrombopag.
Platelet Disorders Program
Division of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology
525 E. 68th St., Payson 695
New York, NY 10065
(212) 746-3400
(212) 746-8609

Pediatrics Weill Cornell Medicine Appointments & Referrals: (646) 962-KIDS (646) 962-5437 Chairman's Office: Weill Cornell Medicine 525 E 68th St.
Box 225
New York, NY 10065 (646) 962-5437