Spotlight on New OWIMS Associate Director

Mary Ann Knovich, M.D. 



Titles: Associate Professor; Associate Director, Office of Women in Medicine and Science

Department(s): Internal Medicine and Pediatrics

Number of years at WFSM: 7


Description of Leadership accomplishment(s):   
Medical Director, Comprehensive Hemophilia Diagnostic & Treatment Center
Medical Director, Adult Sickle Cell Program

Description of Mentoring accomplishment(s):   
Core Faculty, Internal Medicine Residency Program
Chair, Mentoring Award Committee, WHCoE
Core Advising Faculty, Being A Physician professionalism course

Primary faculty duties: 
Clinical hematology, hemostasis, and thrombosis Medical education

Research interests: 
Development of clinical assays in hematology and coagulation. 

Name of current project:
Clinical correlation of von Willebrand Factor cleaving protease assay results in patients with Thrombotic Thrombocytopenic Purpura.

Links to recent publication(s)  

  1. Knovich MA, Storey JA, Coffman LG, Torti SV, Torti FM.  Ferritin for the clinician.  Blood Reviews, 2009; 23(3):95-104.  PMID: 18835072.
  1. Jiao Y, Wilkinson J, Di X, Wang W, Hatcher H, Kock N, D'Agostino R, Knovich MA, Torti F.  Curcumin, a cancer chemopreventive and chemotherapeutic agent, is a biologically active iron chelator.  Blood,  2009; 113(2): 462-469.  PMID: 18815282. 
  1. Schaefer E, Aklilu M, Streer N, Schoppe K, Knovich MA.  An old disease in a new world.  Consultant, 2010; 50(3): 135-136. 

Contact information for potential collaborators
            Phone:  336-716-7973

Date:  December 2010

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