Jack E. Ansell, MD, recently stepped down as the Michael S. Bruno, M.D. Chairman of the Department of Medicine at Lenox Hill Hospital in New York City. Dr. Ansell received his medical degree from the University Of Virginia School Of Medicine and completed his medical residency at Tufts New England Medical Center in Boston, Massachusetts. Dr. Ansell then completed a fellowship in Hematology at Boston University and in Hematology/Hemostasis at Boston’s Veterans Administration Hospital.
Dr. Ansell is an internationally recognized expert in the field of Hemostasis and Thrombosis. He has well over 200 publications including original research, reviews, editorials chapters, and books. He serves as an associate editor for the Journal of Thrombosis and Thrombolysis and as an editorial consultant for such journals as The New England Journal of Medicine, Blood, Journal of Thrombosis and Haemostasis, and Circulation.
Dr. Ansell’s main areas of research focus on the clinical problems of thrombosis, thrombotic disorders, and antithrombotic therapy. He has had a continued involvement in the application of new modes of delivering and monitoring anticoagulants, particularly in the management of oral anticoagulant therapy and has been increasingly involved in the clinical study of new oral anticoagulants.
Dr. Ansell is the founder and immediate past Chair of the Anticoagulation Forum, a network of anticoagulation clinics throughout North America, and he is past Chair of the Medical and Scientific Advisory Board of the National Blood Clot Alliance, a patient advocacy group. He is a member of a number of professional organizations including the American College of Physicians (Master), the American Society of Hematology, the International Society of Thrombosis and Hemostasis, the American Heart Association (Fellow), and the American Medical Association. Dr. Ansell was a member for over 10 years of the American College of Chest Physicians Consensus Conference on Antithrombotic Therapy and served as Chair of the Committee on Managing Oral Anticoagulation. He is also a lead editor of a one-of-a- kind textbook entitled Managing Oral Anticoagulation: Clinical and Operational Guidelines.