Board of Directors

Samuel Z. Goldhaber, MD

President
Samuel Z. Goldhaber, MD, Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School, and is the Associate Chief and Clinical Director of the division of Cardiovascular Medicine at Brigham and Women’s Hospital…
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John Fanikos, RPh, MBA

Treasurer
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 an Assistant Professor of Clinical Pharmacy…
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Joelle Hochman, RRT

Chair of Patient Engagement and Education
Joelle Hochman, RRT has served as a Registered Respiratory Therapist in Massachusetts for over a dozen years. She has worked with thousands of people living with pulmonary conditions, many of…
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Jelena Spyropoulos, PhD

Chair of Corporate Partnerships
Jelena Spyropoulos has more than 15 years of experience in the medical education industry, with a specific focus in cardiovascular disease and anticoagulation management. Jelena obtained her PhD in Molecular…
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Jawed Fareed, PhD

Co-Chair of Research & Science
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…
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Gregory Piazza, MD, MS

Chair of Healthcare Provider Engagement and Education
Dr. Piazza is an Associate Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School, a staff physician in the Cardiovascular Division, and Section Head of Vascular Medicine Division at Brigham and Women’s…
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Christian Ruff, MD, MPH

Medical Advisory Board Co-Chair
Christian T. Ruff, MD, MPH is currently the Director of General Cardiology in the Cardiovascular Division at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston, MA and an Associate Professor of Medicine…
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Jeanine M. Walenga, PhD

Board Member, Emeritus
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…
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Staff

Kathryn Mikkelsen, MBA

Executive Director
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Kathryn Mikkelsen is the Executive Director of the North American Thrombosis Forum (NATF) in Boston, MA. Prior to joining NATF, Kathryn was the Project Manager of the Thrombosis Research Group…
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Courtney Anderson

Director of Operations
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Courtney is the Director of Operations for the North American Thrombosis Forum (NATF). She is responsible for the day-to-day operations of the office along with overseeing finances for the events and the NATF annual fund.…
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Aviva Schwartz, MA

Director, Content and Education and Medical Advisory Board Co-Chair
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Aviva is the Director of Content and Education at NATF and oversees the writing, editing, and production of NATF’s patient and provider resources. She is the Managing Editor of NATF’s…
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Maggie Newberg

Associate Director of Marketing
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Maggie is the Associate Director of Marketing for the North American Thrombosis Forum (NATF). She develops and implements strategic marketing initiatives and oversees internal and external communication, the website, programs, and…
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