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Event Description

After experiencing a blood clot, it’s normal to have a lot of questions. Many people are left feeling confused about why this happened to them and anxious about it happening again. NATF is here to be your support system. We are proud to offer a Boston-based in-person support group.

Illness-focused support groups can be very beneficial to patients. NATF’s Blood Clot support groups allow patients to:

  • Find accurate information about blood clots
  • Learn about current research from an expert
  • Share with others first-hand experiences
  • Help one another cope with the physical and psychological challenges of a clot

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Event Location

Brigham and Women's Hospital

Join us at Brigham and Women’s Hospital’s Shapiro Building for a night of support. The Shapiro Building is located in the heart of Boston’s Longwood Medical Area.


Umberto Campia, MD, MS
Vascular Medicine Specialist, Brigham and Women's Hospital

Dr. Campia is a cardiologist and vascular medicine specialist at Brigham and Women’s Hospital and member of the faculty at Harvard Medical School in Boston, MA. Previously, he was section director of vascular medicine at the MedStar Heart and Vascular Institute and Asst. Prof. of medicine at Georgetown University Medical School, both in Washington DC. Dr. Campia completed his training in cardiology and vascular medicine at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine in Chicago, IL. He is board certified in internal medicine, cardiology, vascular medicine, adult echocardiography, and vascular ultrasound interpretation. His clinical activities include inpatient cardiology and vascular medicine ward, outpatient general cardiology and vascular medicine clinic, as well as reading in the vascular lab. His main research interest is the study of the mechanisms of vascular damage in patients with obesity, high blood pressure, and diabetes.

Gregory Piazza, MD, MS
Assistant Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School; Staff physician, Cardiovascular Medicine Division, Brigham and Women’s Hospital

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 medical degree from the University of Massachusetts Medical School in Worcester, Massachusetts and completed his medicine residency and Fellowship in Cardiovascular Disease at the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston. He served as Chief Medical Resident for the Department of Medicine at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. Dr. Piazza completed an additional fellowship in Vascular Medicine through an National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute (NHLBI) sponsored training program at BWH. During his Vascular Medicine fellowship, he also completed a Masters Degree in Epidemiology at the Harvard School of Public Health. Dr. Piazza’s research interests include the epidemiology, pathophysiology, diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of venous thromboembolism; improving stroke prevention in patients with atrial fibrillation; and prevention of acute coronary syndromes.

Samuel Z. Goldhaber, MD
Section Head of Vascular Medicine, Brigham and Women's Hospital Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School

Dr. Goldhaber, Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School, is section head of Vascular Medicine and Director of the Thrombosis Research Group at Brigham and Women’s Hospital. He serves as Principal Investigator for a broad range of randomized clinical trials and observational studies related to the prevention, treatment, and epidemiology of pulmonary embolism, deep vein thrombosis, stroke prevention in atrial fibrillation, and prevention of recurrent myocardial infarction. Dr. Goldhaber is President and a Founding Director of the North American Thrombosis Forum. For his work on prevention of venous thromboembolism, Dr. Goldhaber has received the Certificate of Appreciation from the Surgeon General of the United States.

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