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Dr Keith Hoots

Keith Hoots joined the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute of the U.S. National Institutes of Health (NIH) as Director, Division of Blood Diseases and Resources in January, 2009. In this role he directs the NIH extramural grant research programme for haematological diseases, which funds researchers across the U.S. and around the world. The Division has three major branches targeting research: Hemostasis and Thrombosis; Blood Diseases (haemoglobinopathies, white blood cell disorders and anaemias); and Transfusion and Cell Therapies (transfusion medicine, bone marrow transplantation, stem cell therapies and biorepository). Prior to joining NIH, Dr Hoots was an academic haematologist at the University of Texas-M.D. Anderson Cancer Center and the University of Texas Medical School at Houston.

Dr Hoots gained his degree in medicine from the University of North Carolina and completed a fellowship at the Division of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology, Department of Pediatrics at the same institution. His clinical interests are principally in children with haemophilia and related conditions, and in people with haemophilia with HIV or cancer. Dr Hoots has published over 150 peer-reviewed articles and has also authored numerous books and book chapters on haemophilia and related conditions. He serves on the editorial boards of a number of haematological and general medical journals.

In 2000, Dr Hoots was named fellow of the American Heart Association and the Council on Arteriosclerosis, Thrombosis, and Vascular Biology. He has been recognised by the American National Hemophilia Foundation for his outstanding service to the bleeding disorders community.