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Sally Davies (doctor)

Professor Dame Sally Claire Davies, DBE, FMedSci, FRS is the Chief Medical Officer for England. Previously she was the Chief Scientific Adviser at the Department of Health, and worked as a clinician specialising in the treatment of diseases of the blood and bone marrow.


Farid Fata

Farid T. Fata, born 1965) is a Lebanese-born former hematologist/oncologist and the admitted mastermind of one of the largest health care frauds in American history. He was the owner of Michigan Hematology-Oncology (MHO), one of the largest cancer practices in Michigan. He was arrested in 2013 on charges of prescribing chemotherapy to patients who were either perfectly healthy or whose condition did not warrant chemotherapy, then submitting $34 million in fraudulent charges to Medicare and private health insurance companies over a period of at least six years. He pleaded guilty in 2014 to charges of health care fraud, conspiring to pay and receive kickbacks, and money laundering. On July 10, 2015, he was sentenced to 45 years in federal prison.

Politics, Health

Chen Zhu

Chen Zhu is a Chinese hematologist, molecular biologist, and politician. He is chairman of the Chinese Peasants' and Workers' Democratic Party, a vice-chairman of the Standing Committee of the National People's Congress, and President of the Red Cross Society of China. He formerly served as China's Minister of Health. Chen also holds a professorship at the School of Medicine of Shanghai Jiao Tong University.


Brian Druker

Brian J. Druker is a physician-scientist at Oregon Health & Science University, in Portland, Oregon. He is the director of OHSU's Knight Cancer Institute, Jeld-Wen Chair of Leukemia Research, and professor of medicine. In 2009, he won the Lasker-DeBakey Clinical Medical Research Award and the Meyenburg Award for his influential work in the development of Imatinib, commonly known as Gleevec, for the treatment of chronic myeloid leukemia (CML). He has been called "Oregon's best-known scientist".

Science, Health

Alexander S. Wiener

Alexander Solomon Wiener, a lifelong resident of New York City, was recognized internationally for his contributions to medicine. He was a leader in the fields of forensic medicine, serology, and immunogenetics. His pioneer work led to discovery of the Rh factor in 1937, along with Dr. Karl Landsteiner, and subsequently to the development of exchange transfusion methods that saved the lives of countless infants with hemolytic disease of the newborn. He received a Lasker Award for his achievement in 1946.


Gero Hütter

Gero Hütter is a German hematologist. Hütter and his medical team transplanted bone marrow deficient in a key HIV receptor to a leukemia patient, Timothy Ray Brown, who was also infected with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV). Subsequently, the patient's circulating HIV dropped to undetectable levels. The case was widely reported in the media, and Hütter was named one of the "Berliners of the year" for 2008 by the Berliner Morgenpost, a Berlin newspaper.


Lucy Wills

Lucy Wills, MA (Cantab), LRCP, MB BS (Lond) was a leading English haematologist. She conducted seminal work in India in the late 1920s and early 1930s on macrocytic anaemia of pregnancy. Her observations led to her discovery of a nutritional factor in yeast which both prevents and cures this disorder. Macrocytic anaemia is characterised by enlarged red blood cells and is life-threatening. Poor pregnant women in the tropics with inadequate diets are particularly susceptible. The nutritional factor identified by Lucy Wills was subsequently shown to be folate, the naturally occurring form of folic acid.

Art, Science, Health

Leo Vroman

Leo Vroman was a Dutch-American hematologist, a prolific poet mainly in Dutch and an illustrator. Vroman was born in Gouda and studied biology in Utrecht. When the Nazis occupied the Netherlands on May 10, 1940, he fled to London, and from there he traveled to the Dutch East Indies. He finished his studies in Batavia. After the Japanese occupied Indonesia he was interned and stayed in several prisoner-of-war camps. In the camp Tjimahi he befriended the authors Tjalie Robinson and Rob Nieuwenhuys.


Artur Pappenheim

Artur Pappenheim was a German physician and hematologist, remembered for his pioneer efforts in stem cell research.


Justin Marie Jolly

Justin Marie Jolly was a French hematologist and histologist born in Melun, Seine-et-Marne. He was a pioneer in the field of hematology as it pertained to the study of living tissue.


Enrique Pérez Santiago

Dr. Enrique Pérez Santiago, MD was born in Comerío, Puerto Rico. He was the first Puerto Rican hematologist and he began the formal program at the University of Puerto Rico Hospital.


Georges Hayem

Georges Hayem was a physician and hematologist born in Paris.


Edward Tuddenham

Edward (Ted) G. D. Tuddenham FMedSci is considered one of the world's leading haematologists having authored over 200 papers in the field. He gained his Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery at the University of London in 1968 and his Membership of the Royal College of Physicians in 1975. Up until 2005 was head of the Haemostasis and Thrombosis Research Group at Imperial College. Professor Tuddenham is a pioneer in the field of haemophilia and was responsible for the purification and cloning of the factor VIII gene, which led to the highly effective and safe treatments available to haemophilia sufferers today. In more recent years, he has been actively involved in developing gene therapy for haemophilia. The first successful use of gene transfer to convert severe to mild haemophilia B was reported by his group in December 2011.He retired from Directorship of the Katharine Dormandy Centre in July 2011 and is now Emeritus Professor of Haemophilia at University College London. He continues to work in the Haemophilia Centre at the Royal Free Hospital on gene therapy clinical trials, with the goal of curing all forms of haemophilia. He has a grandson called Ben and granddaughters called Anna and Niamh.

Science, Health

William Holmes Crosby Jr.

William Holmes Crosby is considered by many to be one of the founding fathers of modern hematology. He published more the 450 peer-reviewed papers in the field, as well as those of oncology, gastroenterology, iron metabolism, nutrition and general medical practice. In addition he was an inventor and published translator of poetry.


Angela Thomas

Angela Eleine Thomas is a consultant paediatric haematologist and former director of the haemophilia centre, Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh.