Dr. Lawrence B Afrin MD Hematologist

Dr. Lawrence Afrin is a hematologist in Charleston, South Carolina. He is affiliated with multiple hospitals in the area, including MUSC Medical Center of Medical University of South Carolina and Ralph H. Johnson Veterans Affairs Medical Center. He received his medical degree from Medical University of South Carolina College of Medicine and has been in practice for 26 years. Dr. Afrin accepts several types of health insurance, listed below. He is one of 14 doctors at MUSC Medical Center of Medical University of South Carolina and one of 12 at Ralph H. Johnson Veterans Affairs Medical Center who specialize in Hematology.

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Specialty & Clinical Interests

Hematologist: General Hematology, Myeloproliferative Disorder Hematology-Oncology

Education & Medical Training

Medical University of South Carolina
Residency, Internal Medicine, 1988 - 1991

Medical University of South Carolina
Fellowship, Hematology/Oncology, 1991 - 1995

Medical University of South Carolina College of Medicine
Class of 1988

Certifications & Licensure

American Board of Internal Medicine
Certified 33 years in Internal Medicine

American Board of Internal Medicine
Certified 30 years in Pulmonary Disease

American Board of Internal Medicine
Certified 23 years in Critical Care Medicine

WI State Medical License
Active through 2013

Publications & Presentations

Results of a Phase II Trial of Gemcitabine plus Doxorubicin in Patients with Recurrent Head and Neck Cancers: Serum C18-ceramide as a Novel Biomarker for Monitoring Response.
Saddoughi, S.A., Garrett-Mayer, E., Chaudhary, U., O'Brien, P.E., Afrin, L.B., Day, T.A., Gillespie, M.B., Sharma, A.K., Wilhoit, C.S., Bostick, R., Senkal, C.E., Hannun, Y.A., Bielawski, J., Simon, G., Shirai, K., Ogretmen, B.

Polycythemia From Mast Cell Activation Syndrome: Lessons Learned.
Afrin, L.B.

Burning mouth syndrome and mast cell activation disorder.
Afrin, L.B.

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Insurances Accepted

  • Aetna Choice POS II
  • Aetna HMO
  • CIGNA HMO
  • CIGNA Open Access
  • CIGNA PPO
  • Great West PPO
  • Sagamore Health Plus
  • United Healthcare - Direct Choice Plus POS
  • United Healthcare - Direct Options PPO
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