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2024 President: Mohandas Narla, DSc

Mohandas Narla

Mohandas Narla, DSc, is a distinguished scientist at New York Blood Center Enterprises, with a career spanning more than 50 years.

An ASH member since 1980, Dr. Narla has served in many roles, including as an ASH Councillor (2010) and ad-hoc member of the ASH Executive Committee (2005-2006; 2013-2016), associate editor of Blood for 10 years (2003-2012), chair of the Awards Committee, author of the ASH Self-Assessment Program, and as a member on numerous committees and working groups. Most recently, he received the 2020 Wallace H. Coulter Award for Lifetime Achievement in Hematology for his significant contributions to the field. Dr. Narla is also currently serving as a member of the Advisory Council of the National, Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI).

Dr. Narla has made significant contributions to research focused on the pathophysiology of inherited and acquired red blood cell disorders, and his research interests include hereditary spherocytosis, sickle cell disease, thalassemias, and malaria. He also specializes in erythropoiesis with an emphasis on ineffective erythropoiesis in myelodysplasia and Diamond-Blackfan anemia.