Assistant Professor
Baylor College of Medicine
Houston, TX, US


Advanced Training from Schneider Children's Hospital
DO from New York College Of Osteopathic Medicine
MS from Springfield College
BS from Springfield College
Residency at North Shore LIJ Schneider's Children's Hospital
Fellowship at St. Jude Children's Research Hospital
Pediatric Hematology and Oncology


American Board of Pediatrics
Pediatric Hematology/Oncology
American Board of Pediatrics

Selected Publications

  • McGann PT, Despotovic JM, Howard TA, Ware RE. "A novel laboratory technique demonstrating the influences of RHD zygosity and the RhCcEe phenotype on erythrocyte D antigen expression.." Am. J. Hematol.. 2012 March;87(3):266-71. Pubmed PMID: 22121029
  • Ware RE, Despotovic JM, Mortier NA, Flanagan JM, He J, Smeltzer MP, Kimble AC, Aygun B, Wu S, Howard T, Sparreboom A. "Pharmacokinetics, pharmacodynamics, and pharmacogenetics of hydroxyurea treatment for children with sickle cell anemia.." Blood. 2011 November 3;118(18):4985-91. Pubmed PMID: 21876119
  • Despotovic JM, Lambert MP, Herman JH, Gernsheimer TB, McCrae KR, Tarantino MD, Bussel JB. "RhIG for the treatment of immune thrombocytopenia: consensus and controversy (CME).." Transfusion. 2012 May;52(5):1126-36; quiz 1. Pubmed PMID: 21981825
  • Cook CM, Smeltzer MP, Mortier NA, Kirk SE, Despotovic JM, Ware RE, Hankins JS. "The Clinical and Laboratory Spectrum of Hb C [ß6(A3)Glu?Lys, GAG>AAG] Disease.." Hemoglobin. 2013;37(1):16-25. Pubmed PMID: 23297836
  • Despotovic JM, Ware RE. "Thrombopoiesis: new ITP paradigm?." Blood. 2011 July 7;118(1):41276. Pubmed PMID: 21737604
  • McDade J, Ware RE. "Fifty years ago in the Journal of Pediatrics: Necrotic arachnidism." J Peds. 2008;153:338.
  • McDade J, Abramova T, Mortier N, Howard T, Ware RE. "A novel G6PD mutation leading to chronic hemolytic anemia." Pediatr Blood Cancer. 2008;51:816-819.
  • McDade J, Aygun B, Ware RE. "Brown recluse spider (Loxosceles reclusa) envenomation leading to acute hemolytic anemia in six adolescents." J Pediatr. 2010;56:155-157.
  • McGann PT, McDade J, Mortier NA, Combs MR, Ware RE. "IgA autoimmune hemolytic anemia in an infant." Pediatr Blood Cancer. 2011;56:837-839.
  • McDade J, McGann PT. "Fifty years ago in the Journal of Pediatrics: autohemolytic anemia in young infants." J Pediatr. 2011;159:69.
  • Despotovic JM, McGann PT, Smeltzer MP, Aygun B, Ware RE. "RHD zygosity predicts degree of platelet response to anti-D immune globulin treatment in children with immune thrombocytopenia." Pediatr Blood Cancer. 2013;60:106-108.
  • Thompson J, Klima J, Despotovic J, O'Brien SH. "Anti-D immunoglobulin therapy for pediatric ITP: the effect of the FDA's black box warning." Pediatr Blood Cancer. 2013;60:149-151.
  • Despotovic JM, Neunert C. "Is anti-D immune globulin still a front-line treatment option for immune thrombocytopenia?." Hematology Am Soc Hematol Educ Program. 2013;2013:283-285.
  • O'Connell AE, Volpi S, Dobbs K, Chu J, Tsitsikov E, Fiorini C, Barlan IB, Despotovic JM, Espinosa-Rosales FJ, Hanson IC, Kanariou MG, Martinez-Beckerat R, Mayorga-Cortes A, Mejia-Carvajal C, Radwan N, Weiss AR, Lee Y, Pai S, Notarangelo LD. "Next generation sequencing reveals skewing of the T and B cell repertoires in patients with Wiskott Aldrich syndrome." Frontiers in Immunology. 2014;5:340.