Rare Disease Documentary on Acute Hepatic Porphyria (AHP)

Dr. Peter Emanuel, a hematologist/oncologist in Little Rock, Arkansas discusses acute hepatic porphyria (AHP), a debilitating, rare genetic disease, and a new film called “Two of Me: Living with Porphyria” that features personal interviews with AHP patients. He is joined by his patient, Megan, who is featured in the film and shares her personal journey. 

Dr. Peter Emanuel is a hematologist/oncologist in Little Rock, Arkansas with experience managing a rare disease called acute hepatic porphyria (AHP).

Dr. Emanuel attended medical school at the University of Wisconsin and completed his residency in internal medicine and a subspecialty fellowship in hematology/oncology at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB). After completing training, he joined the faculty at UAB where he served as a professor in the Departments of Medicine, Genetics, and Biochemistry. From 2004-2006, Dr. Emanuel served as acting director of the National Cancer Institute-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center at UAB. He went on to serve as director of the Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences from 2007-2018. He is now the Director of Oncology Services at CHI St. Vincent in Little Rock, which is part of the national healthcare entity CommonSpirit Health.

Former editor-in-chief of The Hematologist, published by The American Society of Hematology (ASH), Dr. Emanuel also served on ASH’s executive committee and chaired its communications committee. He was named to the “The Best Doctors in America” listing from 2001-2018, and to Castle Connolly’s “America’s Top Doctors for Cancer” list from 2009-2018.

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