Medical Director of CHOC Hematology and Blood & Donor Services and Chief of the CHOC Children’s Specialists Division of Hematology, Diane Nugent, M.D. is board certified in both pediatrics and pediatric hematology/oncology. She specializes in all aspects of hematology, bone marrow failure, anemias, immune disorders, bleeding and clotting disorders. Specialized procedures include bone marrow biopsy, aspiration and lumbar puncture. Dr. Nugent received her fellowship training at Children’s Hospital Medical Center in Seattle and Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center. Her residency and internship were completed at Denver Affiliated Hospitals in Colorado. She received her medical training at the University of California, Los Angeles, School of Medicine.
Dr. Nugent’s clinical and research interests include blood disorders, bone marrow failure, bleeding and clotting disorders, and white cell and immune deficiencies. She is currently involved in more than 40 clinical trials for rare blood disorders. Among those studies is one that looks at the use of Fibrogammin P, a human plasma derived Factor XIII concentrate, in patients with congenital Factor XIII deficiency. Dr. Nugent is also principal investigator for the Region IX MCHB Hemophilia Treatment Program and its associated research.
Dr. Nugent has coauthored more than one hundred journal articles and book chapters. She has been featured in journals including Haemophilia, Blood, New England Journal of Medicine, Thrombosis Research, and more.