Medical Director of UNC HHT Center

Dr. Raj Kasthuri

Dr. Raj Kasthuri is Clinical Associate Professor of Medicine in the Division of Hematology and Oncology and is the Director of the UNC HHT Center of Excellence. Dr. Kasthuri earned his medical degree from the Kasturba Medical College in India. He completed his fellowship in Hematology and Medical Oncology at the University of Minnesota. He is a member of the UNC Hemophilia and Thrombosis Center and the UNC McAllister Heart Institute. Dr. Kasthuri’s clinical and research interests are in bleeding and clotting disorders, and HHT.

Program Coordinator

Karen Smith, RN

Ms Smith is currently the Program Coordinator as well as the Clinical Research Coordinator for the HHT Center of Excellence at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She has over 20 years of professional experience including Critical Care Supervisor and Clinical Educator, Emergency Trauma, Vascular Surgery and Wound Care Nursing, as well as Radiology/Interventional Nursing Clinical Educator.

Genetic Counselor

Stefanie Geisler MS, CGC


HHT Center Faculty

  • Brian Jensen, MD
Dentist/Oral Surgeon
  • George Blakey, MD
  • Craig Burkhart, MD
  • Mark Weissler, MD
  • Jama Darling, MD
  • Jim Evans, MD
  • Stefanie Geisler MS CGC
  • Raj Kasthuri, MD
Interventional Radiology
  • Charles Burke, MD
  • Matthew Mauro, MD
  • Ana Felix, MD
  • Hortensia Alvarez, MD
  • Hubert Jimmy Ford, MD