Anna Falanga, MD, is Chief of the Department of Immunohematology and Transfusion Medicine and the Thrombosis and Hemostasis Center, at the Hospital Papa Giovanni XXIII, in Bergamo, Italy. After having received her medical degree and board certification in internal medicine at the University of Naples, Dr. Falanga obtained the board certification in Hematology at the University of Verona, Italy. Subsequently, she spent three years working as a postdoctoral fellow at the Mario Negri Institute in Milan, Italy, and a further two years at the University of Colorado School of Medicine, Denver, CO, USA. She has long been involved in the field of research on “Cancer & Thrombosis”. For her experience in the field, she is a member of the panel of experts and a co-chair for the preparation of the Guidelines of prophylaxis and treatment of venous thromboembolism in patients with cancer, for both the Italian Society of Medical Oncology, the American Society of Clinical Oncology, and the European Society of Medical Oncology.
Dr Anna Falanga has authored more than 200 publications. She has been guest editor of 15 books or journal supplements. She is appointed as professor of ‘Coagulation disorder’ at the School of Hematology, Faculty of Medicine, University Bicocca, Milan, Italy. She has an active role in several professional societies. She has been Chair of the Scientific and Standardization Committee of the International Society of Thrombosis and Haemostasis (ISTH) (term 2010-2012), member (term 2007-2010) and chair (2011) of the Scientific Committee on Hemostasis of the American Society of Hematology (ASH). Further she has been counsellor on board of the European Hematology Association (EHA) (term 2009-2013), and of the Italian Federation of the Thrombotic Centres (term 2009-2012, re-elected for the term 2012-2015). She is currently President of the Italian Society on Thrombosis and Hemostasis (term 2014-2016). On July 2009 she was awarded the BACH Investigator Award of the ISTH.
Other activities of Dr. Falanga include the organization of numerous scientific conferences, including the co-chairmanship of seven biennial International Conferences on “Thrombosis and Hemostasis Issues in Cancer” (ICTHIC), in Bergamo, Italy.