Dr. Patricia Zerra is currently completing her pediatric hematology/oncology fellowship at Emory University/Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta (CHOA) and will begin an additional fellowship in Transfusion Medicine focusing on coagulation in July 2017. Dr. Zerra graduated from Connecticut College followed by two years of research at Boston Children’s Hospital. She received her M.D. from Jefferson Medical College in Philadelphia and completed pediatrics residency at the University of Miami/Jackson Memorial Hospital where she served as chief resident with an additional year practicing general pediatrics. As an NHF-Shire Clinical Fellow, Dr. Zerra will work under the mentorship of Dr. Robert Sidonio, Pediatric Director of the Emory/CHOA Hemophilia Treatment Center to focus on the clinical management of children with bleeding disorders. She will also continue her current research under the mentorship of Drs. Shannon Meeks and Sean Stowell, focusing on the immune response to FVIII in an effort to identify initiating immune events that can serve as targets to prevent FVIII inhibitor formation. Her goal is to serve as a pediatric hematologist and clinical/translational researcher focusing on the care of pediatric patients at risk for developing inhibitors.