Board of Directors


Cindy Leissinger, MDCindy Leissinger, MD

Professor of Medicine, Pathology, Pediatrics and Pharmacology
Tulane University School of Medicine
Section Chief, Hematology/Medical Oncology
Director, Louisiana Center for Bleeding and Clotting Disorders

Rebecca Krause-JarresRebecca Kruse-Jarres, MD, MPH

Vice President / President Elect
Director, Washington Center for Bleeding Disorders at Bloodworks Northwest (previously Puget Sound Blood Center)
Associate Professor of Medicine and Pediatrics at the University of Washington

Suman SoodSuman Sood, MD, MSCE

Assistant Professor in the Department of Internal Medicine
Division of Hematology-Oncology
University of Michigan

Joan Cox Gill, MDJoan Cox Gill, MD

Professor of Pediatrics and Medicine
Medical College of Wisconsin
Investigator & Director, Comprehensive Center for Bleeding Disorders
BloodCenter of Wisconsin

Diane Nugent, MDDiane Nugent, MD

Immediate Past President
Chief of Hematology, CHOC Childrens Hospital
Clinical Professor, University of California, Irvine
President/Medical Director, Center for Comprehensive Care and Diagnosis of Inherited Blood Disorders


Brian R. Branchford, MDBrian R. Branchford, MD

Assistant Professor of Pediatrics
University of Colorado Hemophilia and Thrombosis Center
Associate Program Director, Pediatric Hematology/Oncology Fellowship Program, Children’s Hospital Colorado

Leonardo BrandãoLeonardo R. Brandão, MD, MSc

HTRS Canadian Representative
Associate Professor of Pediatrics, University of Toronto
Thrombosis Program, Hematology/Oncology, Hospital for Sick Children

Shannon Carpenter, MD, MSShannon Carpenter, MD, MS

Associate Division Director, Section of Hematology Director
Hemophilia Treatment Center
Professor of Pediatrics
University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine

Meera B. Chitlur, MDMeera B. Chitlur, MD

Assistant Professor of Pediatrics
Wayne State University

Janna Journeycake, MD, MSCSJanna Journeycake, MD, MSCS

Associate Professor of Pediatrics
University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center

Lori Luchtman-Jones, MDLori Luchtman-Jones, MD

Director, Thrombosis Research
Cincinnati Children’s Hospital

Leslie Raffini, MD, MSCELeslie Raffini, MD, MSCE

Associate Professor of Pediatrics
Director of the Hemostasis and Thrombosis Center
Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia

Robert Sidonio, Jr., MD, MScRobert Sidonio, Jr., MD, MSc

Assistant Professor
Associate Director of Hemostasis and Thrombosis
Emory University

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