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James R Eckman, MD

Professor Emeritus of Hematology and Medical Oncology
Emory University School of Medicine

Dr. James Eckman received his medical training and was appointed to the faculty of University of Minnesota Medical School before being recruited to Emory in 1978. He was committed to establishing a sickle cell program at Grady Memorial Hospital, and after intensive state lobbying for funding in 1984, became Medical Director of the world’s first 24-hour comprehensive acute care sickle cell center.

During his career at Emory Dr. Eckman's appointments were:

Professor of Hematology and Medical Oncology at the Winship Cancer Institute

Professor of Medicine and Adjunct Professor of Pediatrics in Medical Genetics at Emory University School of Medicine.

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