Since 2009, Dr. Branchford has been a hematology/oncology/bone marrow transplant fellow at the Children's Hospital of Denver. Prior to this post, he served as Chief Resident at the Children's Hospital of Wisconsin-Milwawukee. Dr. Branchford received his doctoral degree from the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health and his BA in Biology from Lawrence University. He is also a member of the American Academy of Pediatrics and Colorado Medical Society as well as the American Societies of Hematology, Clinical Oncology and Pediatric Hematology/Oncology. As an NHF-Baxter Clinical Fellow, Dr. Branchford will be continuing both his clinical and research training under the mentorship of Dr. Marilyn Manco-Johnson. In addition to this, he will be working in the lab of Dr. Jorge DiPaola on a project researching the microfluidic properties of von Willebrand Disease as well as the role of the TAM pathway in platelet activation and thrombus formation. In the long-term, Dr. Branchford's career goal is to serve as Director of a Hemophilia/Thrombosis center, providing clinical care as well as basic or translational research within the structure of an academic pediatric department.