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Rady Children's Specialists of San Diego

Medical Group / IPA


Medical School

Duke University School of Medicine


Duke University School of Medicine


Duke University School of Medicine


University of Michigan Health Systems

Board Certifications

Pediatric Hematology/Oncology, Pediatrics




Dr. Courtney Thornburg is the medical director of the Hemophilia and Thrombosis Treatment Center at Rady Children's Hospital-San Diego and the director of the Hemostasis and Thrombosis Research Program. She is also the director of the Hemostasis and Thrombosis Fellowship Program and a professor of clinical pediatrics at UC San Diego School of Medicine.

Dr. Thornburg graduated from Duke University Medical School, completed her pediatric residency at Duke University Medical Center, and completed her pediatric hematology/oncology fellowship at the University of Michigan, where she also earned a master's degree in clinical research design and statistical analysis. During her time in Michigan she focused her training on hemophilia and other bleeding disorders. From 2005-2013, Dr. Thornburg was on the faculty at Duke University, where she directed the sickle cell and hemostasis and thrombosis programs.

Dr. Thornburg is committed to taking care of children with blood disorders, including bleeding disorders, clotting disorders and inherited red blood cell disorders. She conducts clinical research to improve the care of children with blood disorders and is currently a principal investigator for multiple clinical trials and cohort studies. To educate the next generation of physicians, Dr. Thornburg teaches medical students, residents and fellows.

Dr. Thornburg is a member of the American Society of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology, the American Society of Hematology, the International Society of Haemostasis and Thrombosis and the Hemophilia and Thrombosis Research Society. At Rady Children's, she is the Section Chief for Pediatric Hematology/Oncology.

In addition to her career in medicine, Dr. Thornburg enjoys spending time with her family, traveling and playing tennis.


Evaluation, analysis, and reporting of medication adherence for clinical trials of anticoagulants in children: guidance from the ISTH SSC Subcommittee on Pediatric and Neonatal Thrombosis and Hemostasis.
McGrady ME, Ignjatovic V, Jones S, Bruce A, Goldenberg NA, Rizzi M, Thornburg CD, Todd KE, Luchtman-Jones L

Clinical and treatment characteristics of infants and toddlers less than 2 years of age with hemophilia.
Han JH, Dupervil B, Mahajerin A, Kulkarni R, Manco-Johnson M, Thornburg C

How clinicians and persons with hemophilia may approach shared decision-making.
Thornburg CD, Coffin D

Gene Therapy in Hemophilia A: Achievements, Challenges, and Perspectives.
Bala NS, Thornburg CD

The benefits of gene therapy in people with haemophilia.
Thornburg CD

Social Determinants of Health and Informed Consent Comprehension for Pediatric Cancer Clinical Trials.
Aristizabal P, Nataraj S, Ma AK, Kumar NV, Perdomo BP, Martinez ME, Nodora J, Liu L, Lee E, Thornburg CD

Evaluating Gene Therapy as a Potential Paradigm Shift in Treating Severe Hemophilia.
Thornburg CD, Simmons DH, von Drygalski A

Development of a haemophilia A gene therapy shared decision-making tool for clinicians.
Limjoco J, Thornburg CD

Novel Approach to Improve the Identification of the Bleeding Phenotype in Noonan Syndrome and Related RASopathies.
Bruno L, Lenberg J, Le D, Dimmock D, Thornburg CD, Briggs B

Gene Therapy for Hemophilia A: A Mixed Methods Study of Patient Preferences and Shared Decision-Making.
Limjoco J, Thornburg CD

At the border: A call to action for health equity for children with leukemia.
Aristizabal P, Thornburg CD, Young J

Building the foundation for a community-generated national research blueprint for inherited bleeding disorders: research priorities to transform the care of people with hemophilia.
Tran DQ, Benson CC, Boice JA, Chitlur M, Dunn AL, Escobar MA, Gupta K, Johnsen JM, Jorgenson J, Martin SD, Martin S, Meeks SL, Narvaez AA Jr, Quon DV, Reding MT, Reiss UM, Savage B, Schafer K, Steiner B, Thornburg C, Volland LM, von Drygalski A

Direct oral anticoagulants in pediatric venous thromboembolism: Experience in specialized pediatric hemostasis centers in the United States.
Corrales-Medina FF, Raffini L, Recht M, Santos J, Thornburg CD, Davila J

Gene therapy preferences and informed decision-making: Results from a National Hemophilia Foundation Community Voices in research survey.
Limjoco J, Calatroni A, Aristizabal P, Thornburg CD

Consensus definition of essential, optimal, and suggested components of a pediatric sickle cell disease center.
Hulbert ML, Manwani D, Meier ER, Alvarez OA, Brown RC, Callaghan MU, Campbell AD, Coates TD, Frei-Jones MJ, Hankins JS, Heeney MM, Hsu LL, Lebensburger JD, Quinn CT, Shah N, Smith-Whitley K, Thornburg C, Kanter J

Current practices in pediatric hospital-acquired thromboembolism: Survey of the Children's Hospital Acquired Thrombosis (CHAT) Consortium.
Abrams CM, Jaffray J, Stillings A, Branchford BR, Young G, Goldenberg NA, Abajas YL, CHAT Consortium Investigators, VTE Risk Factors and Thromboprophylaxis Working Group of the Pediatric and Neonatal Thrombosis and Hemostasis Subcommittee of the ISTH SSC, Fargo J, Crary S, Kumar R, Woods G, Narang S, Cooper J, Silvey M, Garland K, Mahajerin A, Luchtman-Jones L, Torres M, Wright J, Pahl K, Armstrong K, Braunreiter C, Bakeer N, Sochet A, Hogan M, Gupta S, Knoll C, Hege K, Schaefer B, Panigrahi A, Thornburg C, Shimano K, Ahuja S, Weyand A, Boucher A, Abajas Y, Subbaswamy A, Khan O, Druzgal C, Maida D, Wheeler A, Malec L, Branchford B, Kucine NE, Prozora S

Enoxaparin Thromboprophylaxis in Children Hospitalized for COVID-19: A Phase 2 Trial.
Sochet AA, Morrison JM, Jaffray J, Godiwala N, Wilson HP, Thornburg CD, Bhat RV, Zia A, Lawrence C, Kudchadkar SR, Hamblin F, Russell CJ, Streiff MB, Spyropoulos AC, Amankwah EK, Goldenberg NA, COVID-19 Anticoagulation in Children – Thromboprophylaxis (COVAC-TP) Trial Investigators

Results of an international survey on adherence with anticoagulation in children, adolescents, and young adults: Communication from the ISTH SSC Subcommittee on Pediatric and Neonatal Thrombosis and Hemostasis.
McGrady ME, Todd K, Ignjatovic V, Jones S, Rizzi M, Luchtman-Jones L, Thornburg CD

Neonatal Myocardial Infarction: A Proposed Algorithm for Coronary Arterial Thrombus Management.
El-Sabrout H, Ganta S, Guyon P, Ratnayaka K, Vaughn G, Perry J, Kimball A, Ryan J, Thornburg CD, Tucker S, Mo J, Hegde S, Nigro J, El-Said H

Health care costs and resource utilization among commercially insured adult patients with hemophilia A managed with FVIII prophylaxis in the United States.
Thornburg CD, Adamski K, Cook K, Vembusubramanian M, Sendhil SR, Hinds D, Chen E, Sammon J, Solari P, Garrison LP Jr, Croteau SE

Prepare the Way for Hemophilia A Gene Therapy.
Thornburg CD

Cost Efficacy of Rapid Whole Genome Sequencing in the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit.
Sanford Kobayashi E, Waldman B, Engorn BM, Perofsky K, Allred E, Briggs B, Gatcliffe C, Ramchandar N, Gold JJ, Doshi A, Ingulli EG, Thornburg CD, Benson W, Farnaes L, Chowdhury S, Rego S, Hobbs C, Kingsmore SF, Dimmock DP, Coufal NG

Effect of Anticoagulant Therapy for 6 Weeks vs 3 Months on Recurrence and Bleeding Events in Patients Younger Than 21 Years of Age With Provoked Venous Thromboembolism: The Kids-DOTT Randomized Clinical Trial.
Goldenberg NA, Kittelson JM, Abshire TC, Bonaca M, Casella JF, Dale RA, Halperin JL, Hamblin F, Kessler CM, Manco-Johnson MJ, Sidonio RF, Spyropoulos AC, Steg PG, Turpie AGG, Schulman S, Kids-DOTT Trial Investigators and the ATLAS Group

Etranacogene dezaparvovec for hemophilia B gene therapy.
Thornburg CD

Improving vitamin D testing and supplementation in children with newly diagnosed cancer: A quality improvement initiative at Rady Children's Hospital San Diego.
Shliakhtsitsava K, Fisher ES, Trovillion EM, Bush K, Kuo DJ, Newfield RS, Thornburg CD, Roberts W, Aristizabal P

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