Speakers

Elaine Hylek, MD

CME Course Director
Associate Professor
Boston University School of Medicine, Boston, MA

Elaine M Hylek, MD, MPH, is a professor of medicine and Associate Director of the Education and Training Division of the BU CTSI. She received her MD from the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and a Masters in Public Health (quantitative methods) from Harvard University School of Public Health. She completed her residency training in internal medicine at Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School in Boston, Massachusetts. Her research areas include arterial (stroke) and venous thrombosis, anticoagulant therapies, and atrial fibrillation. Recent investigations have included the role of biomarkers in atrial fibrillation related stroke, factors associated with major hemorrhage and antithrombotic therapy, and the efficacy and safety of novel oral anticoagulant drugs. She has served on the Executive Steering Committees for international clinical trials and national registries, Event Adjudication Committees, and Data Safety Monitoring Boards. Dr. Hylek is a Section Editor for Thrombosis and Haemostasis, a member of the International Society of Thrombosis and Haemostasis Executive Committee for World Thrombosis Day, and the Director of the Thrombosis and Anticoagulation Service at Boston Medical Center.

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Scott Kaatz, DO

Course Director
Division of Hospital Medicine
Medical Director of Professional Development and Research
Henry Ford Hospital
Clinical Associate Professor of Medicine
Wayne State University, Detroit, MI

Scott Kaatz, DO, MSc, FACP, SFHM, is Clinical Associate Professor at Wayne State University and a Hospitalist at Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit where he serves as the Medical Director for Professional Development and Research in the Division of Hospital Medicine. He attended medical school at Michigan State University and completed his residency in internal medicine at Henry Ford Hospital. Later in his career, he earned his Master’s degree in Evidence-Based Health Care from Oxford University.

He has a long standing research interest in anticoagulation and thromboembolic disease and was the Medical Director of the Anticoagulation Clinics for the Henry Ford Health System in Detroit, MI for15 years.

Dr. Kaatz is a Fellow of American College of Physicians and a Senior Fellow Society of Hospital Medicine. He is the Immediate Past President of the Michigan Chapter of the Society of Hospital Medicine and the President of the Thrombosis and Hemostasis Societies of North America. He also serves on the boards of the Anticoagulation Forum, Thrombosis and Hemostasis Societies of North America, National Certification Board of Anticoagulation Providers, Medical Scientific Advisory Board of the National Blood Clot Alliance.

He has participated in many research studies with an emphasis on anticoagulation, atrial fibrillation, peri-procedural anticoagulation and venous thromboembolism prevention, diagnosis and treatment; and has published over 200 abstracts, articles and book chapter in this field.

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