Roy L. Silverstein, MD, Begins Term as 2019 ASH President
Published on: January 23, 2019
(WASHINGTON, January 23, 2019) – Roy L. Silverstein, MD, a
highly regarded expert in platelet and vascular cell biology as well as clinical
non-malignant hematology and thrombosis, will serve as president of the
American Society of Hematology (ASH) for a year-long term through December 2019.
Dr. Silverstein is chairman of the Department of Medicine at
the Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW) in Milwaukee, where he also serves as
the associate director for the MCW Cancer Center. Dr. Silverstein is also
senior investigator for the Blood Research Institute at BloodCenter of
Wisconsin in Milwaukee.
“Hematology is an exciting and rapidly moving discipline
driven by research, innovation, and creative thinking in the clinic and in the
laboratory. I am delighted to serve as a leader of the organization that continues
to move this field forward,” said Dr. Silverstein. “As president, I look
forward to engaging ASH members to examine current hematology training programs
and develop innovative pathways to accelerate successful entry of clinicians
and researchers into hematology-based careers. Moreover, I am ready to
represent ASH members as a forceful advocate for continuing public investments in
hematology research and in support of hematology training and practice.”
Prior to his election to ASH’s Executive Committee, Dr.
Silverstein served as the editor-in-chief of ASH’s award-winning member news
magazine, The Hematologist, chaired
the Society’s Committee on Government Affairs, and co-chaired the 2012 ASH
Annual Meeting Scientific Program. He also chaired the search committees for
founding editors-in-chief of ASH Clinical News and the
Society’s newest journal, Blood Advances.
The American Society of Hematology (ASH) (www.hematology.org)
is the world’s largest professional society of hematologists dedicated to
furthering the understanding, diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of disorders
affecting the blood. For 60 years, the Society has led the development of
hematology as a discipline by promoting research, patient care, education,
training, and advocacy in hematology. ASH publishes Blood (www.bloodjournal.org),
the most cited peer-reviewed publication in the field, which is available
weekly in print and online, as well as the newly launched, online, peer-reviewed
open-access journal, Blood Advances (www.bloodadvances.org).
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Sara Khalaf, American Society of Hematology