OU Children’s Physicians Announces Addition of Hematologist

OU Children’s Physicians Announces Addition of Hematologist

Published: Thursday, January 3, 2019

Janna M. Journeycake, M.D., a pediatric hematologist, has joined the staff of OU Children's Physicians. She sees patients at the Jimmy Everest Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders in Children. She has also been named a professor with the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine.

Journeycake specializes in diagnosing and treating pediatric patients with blood disorders, including sickle cell disease. She is board certified in pediatrics and pediatric hematology-oncology. She comes to the Jimmy Everest Center from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas where she was an associate professor and director of the Bleeding Disorders and Thrombosis Program of the Gill Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders.

Journeycake completed a fellowship in pediatric hematology-oncology and served as chief fellow at the UT Southwestern Medical Center. She completed a pediatric residency and served as chief resident at the OU College of Medicine, where she also earned her medical degree. She earned a master of science degree in clinical science at UT Southwestern.

Journeycake is a member of the International Society of Thrombosis and Haemostasis, Hemostasis and Thrombosis Research Society, American Society of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology, American Society of Hematology and the Society for Pediatric Research.

The Jimmy Everest Center is located in the OU Children's Physicians building, 1200 Children's Avenue. For appointments with pediatric hematologist-oncologists, call (405) 271-4412.

OU Children's Physicians practice as part of OU Physicians, Oklahoma's largest physician group. The group encompasses nearly every child and adult medical specialty.

More than 335 of these doctors and advanced practice providers have committed their practices to the care of children. The majority of OU Children's Physicians are board certified in children's specialties. Many provide pediatric-specific services unavailable elsewhere in the state. Some have pioneered surgical procedures or innovations in patient care that are world firsts.

OU Children's Physicians see patients in their offices at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center and other cities around Oklahoma. When hospitalization is necessary, they often admit patients to The Children's Hospital at OU Medical Center. Many children with birth defects, critical injuries or serious diseases who can't be helped elsewhere come to OU Children's Physicians. Oklahoma doctors and parents rely on OU Children's Physicians depth of experience, nationally renowned expertise and sensitivity to children's emotional needs.