NBCA Appoints New MASAB Chair

NBCA Appoints New MASAB Chair

The National Blood Clot Alliance (NBCA) is pleased to announce the appointment of Michael B. Streiff, MD, FACP, Associate Professor of Medicine and Pathology, Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions, Baltimore, Maryland, as the new Chair of its prestigious Medical & Scientific Advisory Board (MASAB). Dr. Streiff has been a MASAB member for several years, and took the helm as Chair on January 1, 2015.

“I’m honored to serve NBCA in this capacity and to work with the organization’s medical and lay leadership to help patients and healthcare professionals alike better recognize the impact of blood clots,” Dr. Streiff says. “My goal as MASAB Chair will be to ensure that the work we do as an advisory group aligns effectively with NBCA’s mission to help increase awareness about blood clots, and to ensure that we support the organization’s efforts to bring about a reduction in morbidity and mortality associated with blood clots and clotting disorders.”

Dr. Streiff’s term as MASAB Chair begins at an important time, as NBCA plans to expand its efforts to build public awareness about blood clots in the upcoming year, and new developments in the diagnosis and treatment of blood clots also will continue to emerge.

“We’re fortunate to have Dr. Streiff lend his time and expertise to NBCA, and to have him serve in this very important leadership role with MASAB,” says NBCA CEO Randy Fenninger. “MASAB’s work is crucial to the success of our organization’s mission, and under Dr. Streiff’s leadership we look forward to the continued guidance and support of this influential group of medical and scientific experts.”