Christopher E. Walsh, MD, PhD
Associate Professor of Medicine, Division of Hematology and Medical Oncology Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai Director,
Hemophilia Treatment Center, Mount Sinai Hospital, NY



Cindy Bailey, PT, DPT, OCS, SCS, ATC
Director of Physical Therapy/OT
Orthopaedic Hemophilia Treatment Center
LA Orthopedic Hospital Rehabilitation Department Los Angeles, CA

Nihal Bakeer, MD
Pediatric Hematologist
Indiana Hemophilia and Thrombosis Center Indianapolis, IN

Angela Lambing, MSN, ANP, GNP NP
Wheatley Ontario CANADA

Amanda Stahl, MSW, LICSW
Clinical Social Worker Boston Hemophilia Center,
Brigham and Women’s Hospital Division of Hematology

Marvin Gilbert, MD
Clinical Professor of Orthopedic Surgery
Icahn School of Medicine New York, NY


After completing this activity, the participant should be better able to:

  • Discuss methods in the development of MASAC’s physical therapy guidelines for patients with bleeding disorders.
  • Summarize the latest Musculoskeletal Ultrasound guidance document approved by NHF’s MASAC and how to best incorporate these guidelines at the HTC.
  • Outline ways physicians can utilize new MASAC guidelines on chronic pain management for persons with bleeding disorders into their practice and openly discuss the issue of pain management with patients.
  • Identify 1 investigator-initiated research project on post-traumatic stress and pain in hemophilia patients being funded through the National Hemophilia Foundation.
  • Explain approaches and outcomes related to orthopedic joint surgeries in hemophilia.
  • Describe practical aspects to joint replacement surgery as well as peri-/post-operative considerations for patients with bleeding disorders.