2019 President: Roy L. Silverstein, MD
Roy L. Silverstein, MD, is the Linda and John Mellowes Professor and Chairman of the Department of Medicine at the Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW) in Milwaukee, where he also serves as Associate Director for the MCW Cancer Center and the MCW Genomic Sciences and Precision Medicine Center. Dr. Silverstein is also senior investigator at the Versiti Blood Research Institute at Versiti BloodCenter of Wisconsin. He earned his medical degree from Emory University in Atlanta and completed his training in internal medicine and hematology/oncology at the New York-Presbyterian/ Weill Cornell Medical College.
Prior to his election as ASH Vice President in 2016, Dr. Silverstein chaired the search committees for founding editor-in-chief of ASH Clinical News and the Society’s journal Blood Advances. He has also served as the editor-in-chief of The Hematologist, chaired the Society’s Committee on Government Affairs, and co-chaired the 2012 ASH Annual Meeting Scientific Program. In 2018, Dr. Silverstein served as ASH President-Elect.
Dr. Silverstein’s research interests include translational research on the molecular, cellular, and genetic causes of thrombosis; angiogenesis; and atherosclerosis. His main clinical interest is non-malignant hematology. He aims to engage the Society’s members in the current strategic priorities of the organization and to examine hematology training to explore innovative pathways for clinicians and researchers to successfully enter the field. He plans to lead ASH as a forceful advocate for continuing to invest in hematology research and in support of training and practice.
Dr. Silverstein is an elected member of the American Society for Clinical Investigation and Association of American Professors and has received several prestigious awards, including the New York Weill Cornell Medical Center Alumni Council Distinguished Achievement Award and the MCW Distinguished Service Award, as well as the Russell Ross Lecture in Vascular Biology from the American Heart Association.
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