The Vanderbilt Hemostasis Clinic

About The VHTC

The mission of the Vanderbilt Hemostasis/Hemophilia Clinic is to provide the highest quality care for our patients. Such care will include comprehensive health promotion, preventive medical services, diagnostic testing, genetic testing and counseling, individual case management, specific and prompt treatments as needed, education and training, options for home treatment, and referral, when necessary.

Our Clinic Team emphasizes the empowerment of patients in their own care while also providing opportunities to participate in scientific advances in the diagnosis and treatment of bleeding disorders.

Meet our Team 


Allison Wheeler, M.D.
Pediatric Hematologist
Assistant Professor, Pediatric Hematoloty-Oncology


Kelly Dawson, R.N., B.S.N
Hemophilia Clinical Nurse
Kelly is the clinical nurse for the Hemostasis Clinic. She has her BSN from the University of Florida. She has five years of nursing experience in both pediatrics and community health nursing.

Tracy Hughes, R.N. 2
Thrombosis Nurse

Julie Thomas
, M.S.N., R.N 
Research Nurse
Julie Thomas is the Research Nurse for the Vanderbilt Hemostasis Clinic. She received her B.S. in nursing from the University of Tennessee - Knoxville in 2005 and has been a member of the team since 2006. She received her MSN degree in Clinical Research Management from Vanderbilt University in 2010. She is a member of the National Hemophilia Foundation (NHF), the American Thrombosis and Hemostasis Network (ATHN) Technological Development Committee, and the CDC Universal Data Collection Rare Bleeding Disorders working group. Julie is responsible for all of the research studies that the Hemostasis Clinic participates in, such as the Centers for Disease Control’s Universal Data Collection study. She also serves as the nursing representative for Region-IV North.


Johnna Oleis, Pharmacist
Johnna Oleis graduated from the University of Kentucky College of Pharmacy. She has been a pharmacist at Vanderbilt University Medical Center since 1984. She has performed several clinical functions at VUMC, including: attending rounds in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit; providing pharmacy involvement/services in the Pediatric Ambulatory Clinic and the Pediatric Endocrinology clinic; and now serves as the pharmacist on the hemophilia treatment team. 

Kim Blittle
Access Coordinator Specialist

Kim has been a member of the hemostasis team since December 2003. She is responsible for  important
daily clinic tasks, such as answering phone calls and booking patient appointments.   

Anne Laurence Johnson, LMSW
Pediatric Social Worker

Anne Laurence Johnson is the social worker for the hemostasis-thrombosis clinic. A 2010 graduate from Denison University, she graduated with an M.S. in social work from the University of Tennessee in 2013. Anne Laurence provides counseling, addresses individual and family concerns, and teaches healthy coping skills. In addition, she can assist patients in accessing community resources and addressing practical needs (such as lodging, school- or work-related issues, insurance, etc.). Anne Laurence joined the hemostasis-thrombosis team in 2014.

Pam Krueger
Data Management Specialist
Pam coordinates and assists in the collection, processing, and submission of data on patients according to patient care or research study requirements for the Hemostasis Clinic.  She graduated at Hodges University with a Bachelor of Science degree in computer information technology.  She joined the Hemostasis team in 2012.

Vanderbilt Hemostasis/Hemophilia Clinic
2200 Children’s Way, 6141 DOT
Nashville, TN 37232-9830
Phone: 615-936-1765
Fax: 615-936-8400
Toll free number: 1-866-372-5663 (1-866-DR BLOOD)


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