Department of Pediatrics
Gabrielle Lapping-Carr specializes in the provision of care for children with benign and malignant hematologic (blood) disorders. She often treats patients with primary immune deficiencies, myelodysplasias, sickle cell disease, congenital bone marrow disorders, and leukemia or lymphoma who are undergoing stem cell transplantation.
An active researcher, she and her colleagues developed the Chicago Sickle Cell Disease Research Group. She has established an extensive database of samples from patients with sickle cell anemia at different key points during their disease. Using the database, she identified serum markers that play a role in endothelial integrity and response after ischemia. Her goal is to understand the variations in lung pathology across the affected population, in order to provide personalized care to those at higher risk and to develop novel therapies.
Lapping-Carr earned an AB in biology, with a concentration in neural and behavioral studies, from Bryn Mawr College. She received her MD from the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Peoria. She then completed her internship and residency at Rainbow Babies and Children’s Hospital in Cleveland, as well as a fellowship in pediatric hematology/oncology at the University of Chicago.