Editorial Board

José Francisco Kerr Saraiva

José Francisco Kerr Saraiva


  • Professor of Cardiology, School of Medicine
  • Pontifical Catholic University of Campinas
  • Chairman, Cardiology Unit
  • Catholic University Hospital of Campinas


As Chairman of the Cardiology Unit and Coordinator of Clinical Research at the Catholic University Hospital of Campinas, Brazil, Dr. Saraiva has been principal investigator on numerous recent studies of stroke prevention in atrial fibrillation with direct thrombin and factor Xa inhibitors. At the same time, he has served as National Coordinator of Clinical Research for the Sao Paulo Society of Cardiology, where he has championed studies in the prevention of Venous Thromboembolism in hospitalized patients.

For the past 6 years, Dr. Saraiva has also been a dedicated consultant to the Brazilian Federal Health Department and has been a vocal advocate for programs to prevent cardiovascular diseases, including atrial fibrillation.

In addition to these responsibilities and a prolific output of publications, Dr. Saraiva has held the post of Vice President of the Atherosclerosis Department of the Brazilian Society of Cardiology and is a member of the Campinas Down Syndrome Foundation, where he is implementing programs to help prevent obesity and cardiovascular disease.

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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.