Jeffrey I. Weitz, MD 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.
Dr. Weitz holds an Endowed Chair in Cardiovascular Research at McMaster University, which is funded by the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Ontario. He also holds the Canada Research Chair (Tier 1) in Thrombosis. Dr. Weitz received the Medal in Medicine from the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada in 1991, the Distinguished Scientist Award from the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Ontario in 1999, the Research Achievement Award from the Canadian Cardiovascular Society in 2006, the Jack Hirsh Award for Outstanding Academic Achievement from McMaster University in 2008, the Innovator Award from McMaster University in 2010, and the Special Recognition Award in Thrombosis from the American Heart Association in 2011.
Dr. Weitz is a member of the American Federation of Medical Research, the American Society for Clinical Investigation, and the Association of American Physicians, a Fellow of the American Heart Association, American and European Colleges of Cardiology, American College of Chest Physicians, and the Canadian Academy of Health Sciences. Dr. Weitz gave the Davidson Lecture at the University of Edinburgh in 2000, the Nossel Memorial Lecture at Columbia University in New York in 2003, and the Mosesson Lecture at the Blood Research Institute in Milwaukee in 2008. 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 former Vice-President of Research for the Heart and Stroke Foundation, member of the Board of Directors of the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Ontario, Chair of the Scientific Review Committee for the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada, member of the Executive Council on Thrombosis of the American Heart Foundation, and Chair of the Council on Vascular Biology for the American Society of Hematology, Dr. Weitz has authored over 325 peer-reviewed papers and 42 textbook chapters. He is co-editor of Hematology: Basic Principles and Practice, 6th Edition.