Louis M. Aledort, MD, Receives Lifetime Achievement Award for Blood Disorder Research

Louis M. Aledort, MD is the recipient of the prestigious Lifetime Achievement Award from the Hemophilia and Thrombosis Research Society (HTRS).

New York, NY
 – April 21, 2010 /Press Release/  –– 

Louis M. Aledort, MD, The Mary Weinfeld Professor of Clinical Research in Hemophilia at Mount Sinai School of Medicine, is the recipient of the prestigious Lifetime Achievement Award from the Hemophilia and Thrombosis Research Society (HTRS). Dr. Aledort was given the award in recognition of his distinguished career and outstanding contributions to the field of blood disorders. He received the award at the HRTS and North American Specialized Coagulation Laboratory Association (NASCOLA) Scientific Symposium on Friday, April 16, 2010 in Chicago, Illinois.

"In addition to being a renowned researcher in blood disorders, Dr. Aledort is a tireless advocate for the advancement of his peers, young physicians, and investigators," said Cindy Leissinger, MD, Professor of Medicine, Pediatrics, and Pathology, and Chief of the Section of Hematology & Medical Oncology, Tulane University School of Medicine, who nominated Dr. Aledort. "There is no one more deserving of this award."

A pioneer in the field of coagulation disorders, Dr. Aledort has participated in many seminal projects that have advanced scientific standards in research and patient care. His primary focus is surrounding the safety and efficacy of bleeding disorder treatments, idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura—a blood disorder where the immune system destroys platelets—and bleeding related to anticoagulant therapy. He has been a leader in the design and implementation of several groundbreaking collaborative study groups, including the U.S. Hemophilia Study Group, the Transfusion Safety Study, and the Orthopedic Outcome Study. He has authored more than 400 peer-reviewed articles in prominent journals, including Haemophilia, Journal of Thrombosis and Haemostasis

"What stands out to many of his colleagues and students is Dr. Aledort's commitment to education and collaborative research," continued Dr. Leissinger.  “He provides opportunities for partnership on projects of scientific interest and importance, while fostering and encouraging rigorous academic debate. His counsel has had far-reaching effects and shaped the professional hemophilia community today."

Beyond his commitment to his own research and mentorship of his peers, Dr. Aledort is involved in several professional organizations, including the American Society of Hematology, the International Society of Hematology, and the American College of Physicians, for whom he is a Master. He is the editor of numerous medical journals, has held nearly 50 major positions at governmental, non-profit, and educational organizations, and served on several academic advisory committees.

"I am honored to be recognized by my peers with this prestigious award," said Dr. Aledort. "Research and patient care in anticoagulation disorders has come a long way over the years, and I look forward to seeing the advances that my colleagues make in the years to come."

Dr. Aledort earned his medical degree at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine. He continued his studies as a resident at the University of Virginia and Strong Memorial Hospital in Rochester, NY, where he also had a Hematology Fellowship. From Rochester, Dr. Aledort joined Mount Sinai, where he has remained for 44 years.

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