WFH NETWORK

United States

Country: USA
City: Los Angeles, California

IHTC:
Orthopaedic Hemophilia Treatment Center
403 West Adams Boulevard
Los Angeles, California 90007
Tel.: 213 742 1402
Fax: 213 742 1103
Email: dquon@mednet.ucla.edu 
Website: http://ortho-htc.org/

Director: Dr. Doris V. Quon
Medical Associates: Dr. Carol Kasper, Dr. James Luck, Dr. Mauricio Silva
Fellowship logistics coordinators: Linda Osorio (LOsorio@mednet.ucla.edu)
Year of IHTC designation: 1970

Areas of specialty: Adult hematology; Laboratory diagnosis and hemostasis; Nursing; Orthopedic care and surgery; Physical therapy; Psychology/Social services

DESCRIPTION OF IHTC FACILITIES

Location: Southern part of downtown Los Angeles, in a non-residential neighbourhood, and Santa Monica.

Climate: Temperate climate. Usually dry, hot in the summer and cool in winter.

Accommodation: Accommodation can be provided at nearby hotels, but it can be expensive. Lodging in Southern California is very expensive.

Transportation: Transportation can be difficult. Public transportation is inadequate and distances are far. Rapid transit is improving. However, a car can be rented with an international driving license.

Language: English and Spanish

DESCRIPTION OF TRAINING PROGRAM

Clinical activities: The centre serves more than 300 adult patients with hemophilia, von Willebrand disease and other congenital disorders. Services include general hemophilia care (comprehensive), orthopedic surgery, and physiotherapy. Current staff include four physicians, one nurse practitioner, two  social workers, two physical therapist, three laboratory personnel, and one clinical study manager.

Laboratory activities/research: Complete diagnostic lab evaluation; testing and clinical trials of hemophilia concentrates. Major research interests are inhibitor diagnosis and treatment, VWD diagnosis and treatment, and hemophilia carrier detection and factor VIII and IX gene mutations.

Multidisciplinary activities/research: Comprehensive care review of all Annuals (weekly). Discussion of problem issues regarding certain patients. Involved in UDC actively. Community education (e.g., school nurses, social workers, etc.).

To see a sample of various training curriculum, please click here.


Updated July 2014