History and Mission

 

The UNC Hemophilia and Thrombosis Center is committed to enhancing the health and quality of life of people with bleeding and clotting disorders, and their families, through comprehensive health care services, education and research.

 

HTC Chair

Drs Robert Langdell, Robert Wagner and Kenneth Brinkhous

 

Over the past seventy years, the department has made numerous contributions to the understanding and treatment of hemophilia and thrombosis. The Center has its roots in the 1940s when Drs Brinkhous, Wagner, Landell, Graham and others began their pioneering investigations in hemophilia. Under the successive leadership of Harold Roberts, Phil Blatt, and Campbell McMillan, the center continued to grow in the 1970s to 1990s. The Center is currently recognized as an International Hemophilia Training Center by the World Federation of Hemophilia.  It is one of 16 Centers funded by the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute as part of a Hemostasis-Transfusion Medicine Network. It is one of 5 thrombosis centers piloted by the Centers for Disease Control to find out how to best provide treatment and preventative care to people with thrombosis or thrombophilia.

 

Dr Harold Roberts
Dr. Harold Roberts