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Saara Kaviany

Assistant Professor
Department of Pediatrics

Saara Kaviany is a pediatric bone marrow transplant physician, with a special interest in non-malignant transplant and immune disorders. Previously, she participated in the Human Immunology Discovery Initiative (HIDI), a collaborative platform between clinicians and researchers from across Vanderbilt University, to better understand pediatric inborn errors of immunity (IEIs), including hyperinflammatory disorders and bone marrow failures. She is currently working to create a comprehensive clinic at the University of Chicago Medicine to help care for patients with known or suspected immune defects.

Her research has been published in Current Opinion in Hematology, Bone Marrow Transplantation, Blood, Laboratory Medicine, and Biology of Blood and Marrow Transplantation, and has been accepted for publication in ImmunoHorizons.

Kaviany received a BS in neuroscience from the University of Michigan and completed medical school at Midwestern University Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine, followed by a pediatric residency at Advocate Children’s Hospital–Oak Lawn, where she served as chief pediatric resident. She then held a pediatric hematology/oncology clinical fellowship at Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt, after which she remained on as an instructor in pediatric hematology/oncology/bone marrow transplantation.

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