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Roy L. Silverstein, MD, Begins Term as 2019 ASH President

(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).

Sara Khalaf, American Society of Hematology
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