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Honoring Joan C. Gill, MD

May 11, 2018
Joan Gill, MD

Joan Cox Gill, MD, a dedicated clinician and researcher and Medical Director of the Hemophilia and Bleeding Disorders Center of Wisconsin, passed away on May 9th, 2018.

Dr. Gill had a long and distinguished career in pediatric hematology. She received her medical degree from the Medical College of Wisconsin in 1976, where she completed a residency in pediatrics and a fellowship in pediatric hematology. During her career, she served as Director of the Comprehensive Center for Bleeding Disorders based at Blood Center, was a Professor of Pediatrics and Medicine at the Medical College of Wisconsin, and was a founding member of the Hemostasis and Thrombosis Research Society (HTRS).  In addition to her work as a talented clinician, she also conducted pioneering research in hematology, thrombosis, HIV/AIDS, and von Willebrand disease.

"Joan Gill was part of a wave of incredible women who came into the hemophilia field, and was a fierce advocate for her patients," said Gil White, MD, a former colleague of Dr. Gill and current NHF board member. "She was an amazing person and someone the community we will dearly miss. We need more people in our field like Joan and those of us who worked with her will carry her spirit ahead."

NHF joins with the many physicians, researchers, and patients who have lost a doctor, a mentor, an inspiration, and a friend.