Research Interests

Dr. Fields is interested in using MRI to improve our understanding of the neurologic and cognitive complications of sickle cell disease.


  • B.S., cum laude, Tulane University2003
  • M.D., University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston2008
  • MSCI, Washington University in St. Louis2014


  • Resident Physician, St. Louis Children's Hospital2008 - 2011
  • Clinical Fellow, Washington University in St. Louis2011 - 2014

Licensure and Board Certification

  • General Pediatrics Board Certified2012
  • MO, Missouri Medical License2013
  • Pediatric Hematology/Oncology2015


  • Institute of Clinical and Translational Science Research Forum for Child Health Supplemental Funding Award2015
  • American Society of Hematology Clinical Research Training Institute Participant2016

Selected Publications view all (2)

Publication Co-Authors

  1. Fields ME, Hulbert ML, Chen L, Berlin AN, Jackups R, Spinella, PC. Red Blood Cell Storage Duration is Not Associated with Clinical Outcomes for Acute Chest Syndrome in Children with Sickle Cell Disease Transfusion. 2015. PMID:26033266  
  2. Guilliams KP, Fields ME, Hulbert ML. Higher-than-expected prevalence of silent cerebral infarcts in children with hemoglobin SC disease Blood. 2015;125(2):416. PMID:25573975