Olufolake Adisa, M.D.

Pediatric hematologist/oncologist

Aflac Cancer Blood Disorders Center

Assistant Professor of Pediatrics
Emory University School of Medicine
Education and Training Medical Degree: Medicine and Surgery, University of Ilorin, Nigeria, Ilorin, 1993-2000
Residency: Pediatrics, Morehouse School of Medicine, Atlanta, GA, 2004-2007
Fellowship: Pediatric Hematology/Oncology, Aflac Cancer Center/Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, GA, 2010


  • Pediatrics, American Board of Pediatrics
  • Hematology/Oncology, American Board of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology
Professional Scientific Societies
  • American Society of Hematology
  • American Society of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology
  • Atlanta Sickle Cell Providers Consortium

Publications / Presentations

Selected journal articles authored/co-authored by this physician are available at the National Library of Medicine's online resource PubMed.

  • Scholar, NHLBI Center of Excellence in Hematology Research Award, 2013-2018  
  • Scholar, NHLBI Programs to Increase Diversity among Individuals Engaged in Health-Related Research (PRIDE) Functional and Applied Genomics of Blood Disorders, 2012-2014
  • Pediatric Hematology Oncology Research Grant Award, 2010
  • Dean’s List of Academic Excellence, University of Ilorin, Nigeria, 2000

Professional Interests My research is focused on identifying measurable and modifiable markers for risk of lung disease in patients with sickle cell disease. My objective is to prevent and establish early intervention for both acute and chronic lung disease with the goal of increasing survival for patients with sickle cell disease. Circulating plasma heme and heme degradation enzymes particularly Heme oxygenase-1 and Hemopexin have become the primary focus of my translational research career.

Privileges Egleston
Hughes Spalding
Scottish Rite