Deirdre S. Nolfi-Donegan, MD

  • Assistant Professor of Pediatrics

Administrative Assistant: Ashley Kosarich

Dr. Nolfi completed her undergraduate education at Seton Hall University and received her Doctorate of Medicine from Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School (2012). She completed a pediatric residency at Cohen Children’s Medical Center in New Hyde Park (2015) and a pediatric Hematology/Oncology Fellowship at UPMC Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh (2018). She is currently a faculty member in the Division of Hematology-Oncology.

Professional and Scientific Society Memberships

  • American Academy of Pediatrics  
  • Children’s Oncology Group, 2015-Present  
  • American Society of Hematology, 2015-Present
  • American Society of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology, 2017-Present
  • Society for Pediatric Research, Junior Section, 2017-Present 
  • American Heart Association, 2019-Present
  • Hemostasis and Thrombosis Research Society, 2019-Present 


Education & Training

  • BS, Seton Hall University, 2007
  • MD, UMDNJ/Rutgers - Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, 2012
  • Residency, NSLIJ Health Systems, 2015
  • Fellowship, UPMC Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh, 2018
  • Postdoctoral Studies, University of Pittsburgh, 2018

Selected Publications

Nolfi-Donegan D, Pradhan-Sundd T, Pritchard KA, Jr., Hillery CA. Redox Signaling in Sickle Cell Disease. Curr Opin Physiol. 2019;9:26-33 

Nolfi-Donegan D, Konar M, Vianzon V, MacNeil J, Cooper J, Lurie P, Sedivy J, Wang X, Granoff DM, McNamara L. “Fatal Nongroupable Neisseria meningitidis Disease in Vaccinated Patient Receiving Eculizumab”. Emerging Infectious Diseases August 2018. 

Full Publication List via NIH PubMed


Academic and Research Interests

Platelet disorders 
Coagulopathy in hemolytic anemias including sickle cell disease 
TLR4 signaling