Dr. Maissaa Janbain was born in Lebanon and received her M.D. degree from the Lebanese University in 1999. After completing her internship and residency in Internal Medicine in Lebanon, she came to the U.S., where she completed a second internship and residency in internal medicine at Case Western Reserve University in Ohio. She then entered the Hematology/Oncology Fellowship program at Tulane University, which she is scheduled to complete in 2015. Dr. Janbain has developed a strong interest in coagulation medicine and has spent much time receiving guidance from her mentor Dr. Cindy Leissinger, Director of the Louisiana Comprehensive Hemophilia Center. In conjunction with Dr. Leissinger, she has worked on clinical research projects for porcine rFVIII and FXIII. Dr. Janbain has not only had several research abstracts accepted but also presented at several professional meetings. She is interested in global assays and thromboelastometry. She has been applying this technique to assess FVIII and VWF in pregnant women.