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 Research Laboratories, Director of the Clinical Laboratories for Coagulation, Near Patient Testing, and Urinalysis/Body Fluid Analysis. Dr. Walenga received her graduate and postgraduate education at the University of Illinois (Champaign and Chicago) and the Université Pierre et Marie Curie, Paris VI, Paris, France, in the fields of medical laboratory sciences and pharmacology. She is a certified medical technologist by the American Society of Clinical Pathologists and the National Certification Agency for Clinical Laboratory Scientists. Dr. Walenga’s areas of interest include mechanisms of thrombosis, heparin-induced thrombocytopenia, new antithrombotic drugs, and clinical laboratory testing. She participates in graduate and postgraduate teaching in the Stritch School of Medicine, basic and translational research, and clinical laboratory service. She has published over 200 manuscripts, book chapters, and invited papers, and she actively participates in national and international scientific and educational forums.