Anticoagulation Management Clinic

Anticoagulation clinics have become the standard of care in adult facilities and Nationwide Children’s is now bringing that to the pediatric world.

Here at Nationwide Children’s Hospital, we understand that your patient’s wellness is of the upmost importance. This multidisciplinary clinic is a one-of-a-kind comprehensive outpatient care program. Our dedicated staff provides each patient with a consistent point of contact, and care customized to the individual needs of each child.


Streamlined Approach

Located on our main hospital campus, the anticoagulation clinic is designed specifically for quick, one-stop treatment and management of your patient’s anticoagulation medications. Blood tests, medication adjustments, prescriptions and consults are all available in one location, during one appointment.

Top-Notch Equipment

Blood tests are done with a simple finger-stick, making testing easier and less traumatic on the patient. By using a standardized testing system throughout the institution, we are able to aid our patients in caring for their health with timely and accurate results. This system is the professional’s tool for streamlined anti-coagulation management and allows for automatic capture of patient ID for enhanced accuracy and safety in the clinic.

We’re Among the Best

Consistently ranked among the best in the nation by U.S. News & World Report’s Best Children’s Hospitals and sixth amid NIH funded research institutes among free standing children’s hospitals, our physicians and APN’s are experts in pediatric medicine. Our world-class physicians know how to diagnose and treat these problems, even when you may not see any symptoms.

World-Class Team

Bryce A. Kerlin, MD is an Investigator in the Center for Clinical & Translational Research at Nationwide Children's Research Institute, Medical Director of the Nationwide Children’s Hospital Hemostasis and Thrombosis Center, a member of the Hematology/Oncology/BMT Division, and an Associate Professor of Pediatrics at The Ohio State University College of Medicine. His research is focused on the translational epidemiology of pediatric thrombosis, focusing on the clarification of biomarkers and clinical features linked to thrombosis, especially in pediatric kidney disease. He actively participates in clinical trials for new treatments in hemostasis and thrombosis, including new medications for hemophilia, von Willebrand disease, and blood clots.

Clifford Cua, MD is a Clinical Cardiologist and Cardiac Intensivist at The Heart Center at Nationwide Children's Hospital. He is Associate Professor of Clinical Pediatrics at The Ohio State University College of Medicine. Dr. Cua received his medical degree from Indiana University School of Medicine. After completing his residency, he received fellowship training at Nationwide Children's Hospital and Children's Hospital Medical Center in Boston. Dr. Cua is certified in Pediatrics.

Riten Kumar, MD, MSc, is the Associate Director for the Pediatric Hemostasis and Thrombosis Fellowship, a Physician in the Hematology/Oncology and BMT Clinic at Nationwide Children's Hospital and an associate professor at The Ohio State University College of Medicine.

Jean Giver, RN MSN PNP-BC is a Pediatric Nurse Practitioner in the Division of Hematology at Nationwide Children’s. She is a graduate of Northern Kentucky University and worked for 38 years at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital. Jean has worked in critical care for many years and spent the last 21 years in The Heart Institute. She was the Outpatient Care Manager and managed the cardiology patients on anticoagulation medications. She recently joined Nationwide Children’s  to manage the Comprehensive Anticoagulation Management Service  She was a Jefferson Award recipient in 2009, and is very active in family centered care and received several nominations and awards for this cause while in Cincinnati.

Referrals & Consultations

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