Dr. Raffaella Colombatti – Italy
Dr. Colombatti is a pediatric hematologist-oncologist at the Pediatric Hematology Oncology Unit of the Azienda Ospedale -University of Padova. She is the co-founder and current director of the Veneto Region Reference Center for the Diagnosis, Treatment, and Care of Sickle Cell Disease (SCD) in Childhood and the coordinator of the Red Blood Cell Disorders ERN Eurobloodnet Subnetwork at the Azienda Ospedale – University of Padova.
She is an Associate Professor of Pediatrics at the University of Padova. Since 2018 she has been the Coordinator of the Red Cell Disorder Working Group of the Italian Association of Pediatric Hematology Oncology (AIEOP) which developed the first Italian National Guidelines for the Management of SCD in Childhood in Italy and promotes national studies in the field of red cell disorders. Dr. Colombatti is PI in many research projects and clinical trials in SCD -with a specific interest in neurological and neurocognitive complications- including a Natural History Study since 2007 and is involved in several European and International projects in SCD.