Kunle Adekile


Professor, Department of Paediatrics, Kuwait University

Head, Pediatric Hematology Unit, Mubarak Hospital, Kuwait

Director, Hemoglobin Research Laboratory, Department of Pediatrics, Kuwait University

Adjunct Professor, Center for Sickle Cell Research, University of Abuja, Nigeria

  • Current institution: Kuwait University, Mubarak Hospital, Kuwait, University of Abuja


  • Number of scientific papers and the main topics discussed:

130, mainly on sickle cell disease and thalassemia. I have led a team that has produced seminal papers on the genotype/phenotype characterization of patients with hemoglobinopathies in the Arabian Peninsula. One of our recent publications was on thalassemia intermedia.

  • Other positions in Scientific Societies or Scientific Journal:

Member of editorial boards of several journals including Hemoglobin and Medical Principles and Practice

Chairman, Nigerian Sickle Cell Disease Network

Co-Chairman, West African Sickle Cell Disease Network

Member, Novartis Oncology Advisory Committees for Thalassemia and Sickle Cell Disease in the Arabian Gulf and Africa

Director of the Kuwait National Sickle Cell Disease Registry

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