April 02, 2023
April’s episode of Bruised Not Broken: Life with Glanzmann’s Thrombasthenia features Dr. Alan Michelson.
Dr. Michelson’s achievements throughout his almost 50-year career in medicine are numerous. He is currently Professor of Pediatrics and Medicine, Emeritus at Harvard Medical School. He also serves as the Center for Platelet Research Studies’ Director Emeritus. He was formerly the Director of the Thrombosis and Anticoagulation Program at Dana-Farber/Boston Children’s Cancer and Blood Disorders Center.
Dr. Michelson is the editor of the highly awarded textbook Platelets (Elsevier/Academic Press), which integrates the entire field of platelet biology, pathophysiology, and clinical medicine into a comprehensive source of knowledge about platelets for clinicians, pathologists, and scientists. And in 2019, he received the 1st Annual Esteemed Career Award from the International Society on Thrombosis and Haemostasis.
Dr. Michelson’s work with Glanzmann’s Thrombasthenia is well-known and highly respected in the medical world. He has diagnosed and treated many with GT, some of who traveled specifically to see him. Though he doesn’t see patients anymore, Dr. Michelson is still a wealth of knowledge for those navigating a Glanzmann’s diagnosis.