Dr. Maria del Pilar Aguinaga_0039

Internal Medicine Services, Obstetrical education


Meharry Meharry Sickle Cell Center

About Maria del Pilar Aguinaga PhD, DLM(ASCP)

Fluent in English, and Spanish, Dr. Aguinaga is a professor in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology and Internal Medicine at Meharry Medical College, and Adjunct Professor in the Department of Medicine, Division of Hematology/Oncology at Vanderbilt University. She is the Director of the Meharry Sickle Cell Center. Dr. Aguinaga’s research interests are in sickle cell disease and women’s health and her clinical interest lies in the diagnosis of hemoglobin disorders, for which she is consulted nationally and internationally. She directs the State of Tennessee Newborn Screening Hemoglobinopathy Confirmatory and Reference Laboratory housed at the Meharry Sickle Cell Center.


Dr. Aguinaga’s hobbies include aerobics, traveling and reading.