Marshall A. Mazepa, MD
Biographical Sketch and Clinical Interests
Dr. Mazepa received his MD degree from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 2006, where he also completed his training in Internal Medicine. He came to UNC in 2009 where he first completed fellowship training in Hematology and Oncology before completing a fellowship in Blood Banking and Transfusion Medicine. He joined the UNC faculty in 2013. He clinical interests include bleeding disorders (disorders of hemostasis) and in Thrombotic Thrombocytopenic Purpura (TTP). He is also a board-certified Hematologist and sees patients in the UNC Hematology clinic. For more information for patients with bleeding disorders, visit the UNC Hemophilia and Thrombosis Center web site.
Dr. Mazepa’s research focuses on how platelets contribute to hemostasis (forming blood clots). He has ongoing work on how platelets affect the severity of hemophilia in both models of hemophilia and in people with hemophilia. He is also interested in how platelets contribute to bleeding in people with a bleeding tendency but do not have a diagnosis of hemophilia.
As part of the Transfusion Medicine Service (including Drs. Park and Raval) at UNC, he treats patients with TTP and is interested in understanding how to better care for people with this rare disease. Their team is working to better understand which medicines are the best treatments for patients during an episode of TTP and are investigating blood markers to predict and hopefully prevent relapses.