Einstein/Montefiore Department of Medicine

5-13-10: Medicine Grand Rounds

The Hypercoagulable States 

Einstein-Montefiore Department of Medicine Grand Rounds

Thursday, May 13, 2010

8:00 am
First Floor Lecture Hall, Forchheimer/Einstein

12:15 pm
Cherkasky Auditorium, Moses/Montefiore

Image: Andrew I. Schafer, MD


Andrew I. Schafer, MD
Chairman and Professor of Medicine, Weill Cornell Medical College
Physician-in-Chief, NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital
E. Hugh Luckey Distinguished Professor of Medicine, Weill Cornell Medical College 

Dr. Andrew Schafer's has made many important research contributions to the field of hemostasis and vascular cell biology. He has been the principal investigator of NIH grants for almost 30 consecutive years, and has served on the Board of Extramural Advisors of  the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute of the NIH. His clinical expertise is in the area of hematology, coagulation and thrombosis.

Dr. Schafer is the author of over 200 original articles and the editor of five textbooks in the field of hemostasis, thrombosis and hematology. He edited a book entitled The Vanishing Physician-Scientist? which was published by Cornell University Press in October 2009. He is currently co-editor (with Lee Goldman) of the Cecil Textbook of Medicine beginning with the 24th edition.

Dr. Schafer has been elected to membership in the American Society for Clinical Investigation (for which he served as Secretary-Treasurer), the Association of American Physicians, and fellowship in the American Association for the Advancement of Science. He was the 2007 President of the American Society of Hematology and is President-elect of the Association of Professors of Medicine, 2010-2011.

After rising through the ranks at Harvard to Associate Professor of Medicine, Dr. Schafer moved to Houston in 1989 to become Chief of Medicine of the Houston VA Medical Center and then Chairman of the Department of Medicine at Baylor College of Medicine. In 2002 he became the Frank Wister Thomas Professor and Chairman of the Department of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania. He assumed his current positions at Weill Cornell Medical College and NewYork Presbyterian Hospital-Weill Cornell Medical Center in May 2007.

Dr. Schafer completed his medical education at the University of Pennsylvania, his internal medicine residency at the University of Chicago, and his fellowship in hematology at the Peter Bent Brigham (now Brigham and Women’s) Hospital and Harvard Medical School.  

This grand rounds is hosted by the Division of Hematology.


After attending this activity, participants will be able to:

  1. Understand the interaction between genetic and acquired causes of thrombosis
  2. Have a clinical framework for suspecting and testing for hypercoagulability in patients with thrombosis
  3. Appreciate the chronic nature of venous thromboembolism


Albert Einstein College of Medicine designates this educational activity for a maximum of 1 credit towards the AMA Physician’s Recognition Award. Each physician should claim only those credits that he/she actually spent in the educational activity.

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