Heather L. McDaniel, MD, MS

Heather L. McDaniel, MD, MS

Assistant Professor of Clinical Pediatrics
Preston Research Building
2220 Pierce Avenue
Room / Suite
(615) 936-1762

Hematology/Oncology, Pediatric
Indiana University School of Medicine, Indianapolis, IN, 2005
Indiana University, Indianapolis, IN, 2011
Pediatric Residency-Indiana University School of Medicine, James Whitcomb Riley Hospital for Children Indianapolis, IN
Pediatric Hematology/Oncology Fellowship-Indiana University School of Medicine, James Whitcomb Riley Hospital for Children, Indianapolis,

Clinical Interests

General benign hematology, bone marrow failure, cytopenias, thrombosis

Research Information

Dr. McDaniel joined the Vanderbilt Pediatric Hematology/Oncology faculty in 2011 after finishing fellowship at Riley Hospital for Children at Indiana University. She focuses her clinical efforts on the care of pediatric patients with non-malignant hematologic disorders, serving as the director of the pediatric thrombosis and inpatient hematology consult programs. Her research efforts include both treatment and quality initiatives in the pediatric hematology realm. She has served as the principal investigator and sub-investigator for several sponsor initiated pediatric hematology clinic trials, including trials focused on the treatment of pediatric venous thromboembolism, chronic ITP, severe plasminogen deficiency, and hemophilia. In conjunction with the Vanderbilt quality department and the Solutions for Patient Safety, Dr. McDaniel also focuses some of her attention on a hospital-wide project directed toward risk stratification and prevention of hospital-acquired venous thromboembolism in pediatric patients.