Jorge A. Di Paola, MD
Photo: Jorge A. Di Paola
Elected 2012

Dr. Di Paola is a Tenured Professor of Pediatrics and Division Chief of Pediatric Hematology Oncology at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis and the Associate Director of the Washington University School of Medicine Medical Scientist Training Program. His previous Faculty appointments were at the University of Iowa and the University of Colorado. Dr. Di Paola’s research focuses on the genetics and biology of bleeding and thrombotic disorders. His laboratory has made significant discoveries in von Willebrand disease, platelet disorders and cancer predisposition. These discoveries have set the stage for potential new therapies. Dr. Di Paola has published more than 150 original scientific articles, reviews and book chapters and is Associate Editor of Blood.  Dr. Di Paola is a past President of the Hemostasis and Thrombosis Research Society (HTRS) and the American Society of Pediatric Hematology Oncology (ASPHO), and past Chair of the 2016 Gordon Research Conference in Hemostasis. Dr. Di Paola has served in multiple NIH study sections and committees and is currently a member of the NHLBI Program Project Grant Parent Committee. His awards include the Frank Oski Memorial Lectureship Award from ASPHO, the inaugural Arthur Thompson lectureship of the University of Washington and the inaugural Ralph Gruppo lectureship at Children’s Hospital Cincinnati. Dr. Di Paola is an elected member of the International Society of Thrombosis and Hemostasis (ISTH) Council, the Society for Pediatric Research (SPR), the American Pediatric Society (APS), the Alpha Omega Alpha (AOA), the American Society for Clinical Investigation (ASCI) and the Association of American Physicians (AAP). Dr. Di Paola has trained more than 25 graduate students, postdoctoral fellows and junior faculty, many of them having their own independent laboratories. Dr. Di Paola’s mentoring philosophy is based on transmitting a rigorous and collaborative approach to science with open access to scientific information, always attempting to train the next generation of clinicians and scientists in a multicultural and diverse environment.