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Jeffrey I. Weitz

Scientific Steering Committee

Jeffrey I. Weitz, MD, FRCPC
Co-Lead, Translational/basic science platform

Dr. Weitz is a Professor of Medicine and Biochemistry and Biomedical Sciences at McMaster University and Executive Director of the Thrombosis and Atherosclerosis Research Institute.  Board certified in Internal Medicine, Hematology and Medical Oncology, Dr. Weitz now focuses his clinical work in the area of thrombosis. 

He holds an Endowed Chair in Cardiovascular Research at McMaster University, which is funded by the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Ontario (HSFO).  He also holds a Tier 1 Canada Research Chair in Thrombosis. He directs a well-funded research laboratory that focuses on the biochemistry of blood coagulation and fibrinolysis as it applies to venous and arterial thrombosis.  A member of the Board of Directors of the HSFO, Chair of the Scientific Review Committee for the HSF of Canada, Dr. Weitz has published over 400 peer-reviewed papers and 54 textbook chapters.