While an NHF-Shire Clinical Fellow, Dr. Hanny Al-Samkari will acquire a clinical and research expertise in hemophilia and rare bleeding disorders under the mentorship of Dr. Stacy Croteau at Boston Children’s Hospital and Drs. Eric Grabowski and Larissa Bornikova at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH). Dr. Al-Samkari received his medical degree from Washington University in St. Louis, where he was elected to AOA (Alpha Omega Alpha is a national medical honor society). He completed his residency in internal medicine at the University of Pennsylvania, where he served as Chief Medical Resident. He completed his fellowship in hematology and medical oncology at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) combined program. During this fellowship, he strengthened his passion for classical hematology, and his research was focused on novel indications for thrombopoietin receptor agonists. Dr. Al-Samkari will lead the Hereditary Hemorrhagic Telangiectasia (HHT) clinic at MGH under the mentorship of Dr. David Kuter. He is also a dedicated medical educator, having worked as a member of the American Society of Hematology’s Benign Hematology Curriculum Initiative, and he has continued to be active in teaching medical students, residents and physician assistants.