Henri Bounameaux is Professor of Medicine, Dean of the Faculty of Medicine of Geneva, and Senior Consultant in the Division of Angiology and Hemostasis at the University Hospitals of Geneva, Switzerland. He was President of the International Society on Thrombosis and Haemostasis (ISTH) Congress in Geneva in 2007, and served as Chairman of the Council of ISTH during the period 2010-2012.

His research interests cover all aspects of venous thromboembolism, from epidemiology and diagnosis to prevention and treatment. He has authored more than 400 papers in peer-reviewed journals, and he acts as a reviewer in many journals in the field of internal and vascular medicine. He was a panellist of the 9th edition and of the ongoing 10th revision of the American College of Chest Physicians (ACCP) guidelines on antithrombotic treatments.

He has received several awards including the Karl Rohr Prize of the Swiss Society of Hematology (1991), the Swiss Angiology Prize (1991), the Theodor Naegeli International Thrombosis Award (1995), an Investigator recognition Award (2003) and a Distinguished Career Award (2009) from the ISTH, and he is a member of the Swiss Academy of Medical Sciences.

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