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Board of Directors

Samuel Z. Goldhaber, MD
President, Founding Director
Samuel Z. Goldhaber, MD, Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School, is the Interim Chief of  the division of Cardiovascular Medicine and Section Head of the Vascular Medicine Division at…
John Fanikos, RPh, MBA
Treasurer, Founding Director
John Fanikos, RPh, MBA, is Director of Pharmacy Business and Financial Services at Brigham and Women’s Hospital (BWH) in Boston, MA. He is also Assistant Professor of Clinical Pharmacy Practice…
Jawed Fareed, PhD
Vice President, Founding Director
Jawed Fareed is a Professor of Pathology and Pharmacology and Director of the Hemostasis and Thrombosis Research Laboratories at Loyola University Medical Center, Chicago, IL. Dr. Fareed’s main research interest…
Gregory Piazza, MD, MS
Director, Chair of the Education Committee
Dr. Piazza is an Assistant Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School and staff physician in the Cardiovascular Medicine Division at the Brigham and Women’s Hospital (BWH). Dr. Piazza received his…
Christian Ruff, MD, MPH
Director, Chair of the Atrial Fibrillation Action Initiative
Christian T. Ruff, MD, MPH is currently an Associate Physician in the Cardiovascular Division at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston, MA and an Assistant Professor of Medicine at Harvard…
Arthur A. Sasahara, MD
Founding Director, Emeritus
Dr. Sasahara served as Senior Physician, Cardiovascular Division, Department of Medicine, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, and Professor of Medicine, Emeritus, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts. Dr. Sasahara is currently Co-Director…
Jeanine M. Walenga is a Professor in the Departments of Thoracic-Cardiovascular Surgery, and Pathology, Stritch School of Medicine, Loyola University Chicago, Maywood, Illinois, USA, Co-Director of the Hemostasis and Thrombosis…


Kathryn Mikkelsen
Executive Director
Kathryn Mikkelsen is the Executive Director of the North American Thrombosis Forum (NATF) in Boston, MA. Prior to becoming the Executive Director of NATF, Kathryn was the Project Manager of…
Courtney Anderson
Associate Director
Courtney is the Associate Director for North American Thrombosis  Forum (NATF).  She is responsible for the day to day operations of the office.  Courtney graduated from Boston University’s Sargent School…
Aviva Schwartz
Director, Content Development
Aviva is the Director of Content Development at the North American Thrombosis Forum (NATF) and oversees the writing, editing, and production of NATF’s patient and provider resources. She frequently collaborates…
Claire Galvin
Associate Director, Events and Outreach
Claire is the Associate Director of Events and Outreach at the North American Thrombosis Forum (NATF). She is responsible for the planning, marketing, and logistics of all NATF educational events,…

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