- Professor of Medicine and Biochemistry, McMaster University
- Executive Director, Thrombosis & Atherosclerosis Research Institute
- Canada Research Chair (Tier 1) in Thrombosis
- HSFO/J. Fraser Mustard Chair in Cardiovascular Research
- Deputy Chair, Research, Department of Medicine, McMaster University
- Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
Dr. Weitz is Professor of Medicine and Biochemistry at McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada. He is also Director of the Henderson Research Centre and the Experimental Thrombosis and Atherosclerosis Group of the Henderson Research Centre. He is the Canada Research Chair (Tier 1) in Thrombosis, as well as the HSFO/J. Fraser Mustard Chair in Cardiovascular Research, and the Deputy Chair of Research in the Department of Medicine at McMaster University. Dr. Weitz directs a research laboratory that focuses on the biochemistry of blood coagulation and fibrinolysis as it applies to venous and arterial thrombosis. He has been recognized with the Medal in Medicine from the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada in 1991, the Distinguished Scientist Award from the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Ontario in 1999, and the Research Achievement Award from the Canadian Cardiovascular Society in 2006.
Dr. Weitz is a former Vice President of Research for the Heart and Stroke Foundation, member of the Board of Directors of the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Ontario, Chair of the Scientific Review Committee for the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada, member of the Executive Council on Thrombosis of the American Heart Foundation, and Chair of the Council on Vascular Biology for the American Society of Hematology. Dr. Weitz has published over 285 peer-reviewed papers and 40 textbook chapters on thrombosis or fibrinolysis, and sits on the editorial board of the Journal of Thrombosis and Haemostasis, the Haemostasis Forum, Thrombosis and Haemostasis, and The Canadian Journal of Cardiology.
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The Coagulation Center is an educational resource for healthcare professionals. Guided by a global editorial board of experts, the Coagulation Center offers a range of clinical perspectives on balancing the benefit and risk of anticoagulation in a rapidly changing landscape. Within the Coagulation Center you will find roundtable discussions on anticoagulation management, materials for patient management including patient case studies, tools to help evaluate bleeding risk and stroke risk, and downloadable resources for your practice.