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 at Brigham and Women’s Hospital (BWH). At BWH, Kathryn was responsible for planning the monthly PE support group that Dr. Goldhaber and his nurse, Ruth Morrison, run. It was at these meetings that she realized how little awareness there still is about VTE, and how scary the diagnosis is for patients. She also recognized that there was an opportunity to provide thrombosis education to healthcare providers as well.
In her role as the Executive Director, Kathryn has helped start several VTE support groups throughout the US. She also facilitated the publication of the NATF Atrial Fibrillation Action Initiative Consensus Document in the American Journal of Medicine. Currently, Kathryn oversees the development of national and international medical education programs for patients and clinicians. The goal of these programs is to provide patients, caregivers, family members, and frontline healthcare providers with accurate, unbiased, and up-to-date education about blood clots and thrombosis-related complications.