TIF International Scientific Advisory Board

Today, TIF collaborates with over three hundred (300) medical and health professionals from over forty (40) countries worldwide, who provide advice and guidance, mainly in the context of its educational programme, at the national and regional level.

Amongst the international experts, a group of nineteen (19) comprise TIF’s international advisory panel and are closely involved in the development of scientific programmes of educational events and publications.

These are:

Name Title Country
Sir David Weatherall Emeritus Professor of Medicine, Molecular Haematology Unit, Weatherall Institute of Molecular Medicine, John Radcliffe Hospital, Oxford UK
Ali Taher Professor of Haematology, Director of Department of Internal Medicine, American University of Beirut – Medical Centre Lebanon
Antonio Piga Professor of Paediatrics, Thalassaemia & Haemoglobinopathies Centre, Department of Clinical & Biological Sciences, School of Medicine & Hospital S.Luigi Gonzaga, University of Torino Italy
Antonis Kattamis Associate Professor of Paediatric Hematology-Oncology, Thalassemia Unit, Head First Department of Paediatrics, University of Athens, ‘Agia Sofia’ Children’s Hospital, Athens Greece
Athanassios Aessopos Professor of Cardiology, Director of First Department of Internal Medicine, Athens University Medical School – ‘Laiko’ General Hospital, Athens Greece
Christos Kattamis Emeritus Professor of Paediatrics, University of Athens, Aghia Sophia Children’s Hospital Greece
Dimitris Loukopoulos Emeritus Professor of Haematology, 1st Department of Medicine at the University of Athens Greece
Dudley Pennell Professor of Cardiology, National Heart and Lung Institute and Director of Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance (CMR) Unit, Honorary Consultant in Nuclear Cardiology at Royal Brompton Hospital UK
Elliot Vichinsky Haematologist, Director of Hematology/Oncology at Children’s Hospital and Research Center at Oakland, the Northern California Sickle Cell Center, the California Thalassemia Center and the California Reference Hemoglobin Laboratory USA
Ersi Voskaridou Director, Thalassaemia Centre, Laikon General Hospital, Athens Greece
Farrukh Shah Consultant Haematologist, Department of Haematology, Whittington Hospital, London UK
Joanne Traeger-Synodinos Assistant Professor of Genetics, Department of Medical Genetics, University of Athens, Choremeio Research Laboratory, ‘Agia Sofia’ Children’s Hospital, Athens Greece
John Old Consultant Clinical Scientist and Honorary Reader in Haematology (Oxford University), National Haemoglobinopathy Reference Laboratory, Molecular Haematology, John Radcliffe Hospital, Oxford UK
Malcolm Walker Consultant Cardiologist, Hatter Institute, University College London Hospital UK
Maria. D. Cappellini Professor of Haematology, Department of Medicine and Medical Specialties, Istituto di Ricovero e Cura a Carattere Scientifico (IRCCS) Ca’ Granda Foundation Maggiore Policlinico Hospital Italy
Mary Petrou Consultant Clinical Molecular Geneticist and Honorary Senior Lecturer (University College London), Haemoglobinopathy Genetics Centre, University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust UK
Suthat Fucharoen Professor of Haematology, Mahidol University, Bangkok Thailand
Vincenzo de Sanctis Professor of Paediatric Endocrinology, Private Hospital Quisisana, Ferrara Italy
Vip Viprakasit Associate Professor of Haematology, Division of Paediatric Haematology/Oncology at Siriraj Hospital, Mahidol University, Bangkok and Programme Coordinator for Thalassaemia Research at Siriraj-Thalassaemia Centre Thailand
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