As chair of NBCA’s Medical and Scientific Advisory Board (MASAB), it could be said that Dr. Mike Streiff is deserving of our Volunteer of the Month designation twelve months out of the year.
Dr. Streiff is a renowned expert in venous thromboembolism (VTE), and globally recognized for his research in the field. For example, Dr. Streiff and his team at John’s Hopkins have been recognized by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention as Healthcare-Associated Venous Thromboembolism (HA-VTE) Prevention Champions for their success in implementing innovative and effective ways to prevent VTE. While Dr. Streiff’s work informs and improves the care of his patients, his efforts in research and the advancement of VTE care also help to serve patients all over the world.
Dr. Streiff has published more than 100 medical articles and book chapters, and his credentials are equally numerous: He is an Associate Professor of Medicine and also Pathology Associate Faculty and Medical Director, at the Armstrong Institute for Patient Safety and Quality Care, the Medical Director of the Johns Hopkins Anticoagulation Management Service and Outpatient Clinics, Chairman of the Special Coagulation Laboratory, and also a member of both the Venous Thromboembolism Guideline committee and the National Comprehensive Cancer Network at Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions, Baltimore.
Dr. Streiff works tirelessly to improve the care and understanding of VTE, but still invests himself fully and always enthusiastically into his work with NBCA. As NBCA’s MASAB Chair, he collaborates with this group of leading experts in VTE to support the mission of NBCA, providing medical guidance and input to the organization, and liaising with our staff to ensure that NBCA’s work and our spectrum of educational resources meet the highest standards in clinical accuracy and integrity.
Whenever possible, Dr. Streiff also makes time to participate in our local fundraising events, where he lends his voice to help build awareness about VTE.
For all he does to support NBCA, we are deeply grateful and honored to recognize him this month for his outstanding contributions to our organization and the overall VTE community.