Guest lecture - Dr. Jaweed Fareed

Heparin and Low Molecular Weight Heparins. A Century of Scientific and Clinical Progress.

About Dr. Jaweed Fareeed

Jawed Fareed is a Professor of Pathology and Pharmacology and Director of the Hemostasis and Thrombosis Research Laboratories at Loyola University Medical Center, Chicago, IL.

Dr. Fareed’s main research interest is the development of glycosaminoglycan derived drugs such as heparins and novel anticoagulant and antithrombotic drugs. He is recognized for his role in the preclinical development and initiating the first clinical trials of low-molecular-weight heparin and antithrombin agents in various vascular indications.

Dr. Fareed views the current and past developments in heparin research as the foundation of thrombosis and hemostasis which also prompted the progress made in the introduction of newer drugs to control thrombosis. He and his group is extensively involved in medical school and graduate education and research in vascular Sciences.


He received his initial graduate training at the Imperial College, University of London in England, and at the University of Guelph in Ontario, Canada. In 1974, he completed his doctorate degree at Loyola University Chicago in the areas of pharmacology and experimental therapeutics. In 1996, he received the degree of Doctor Honoris Causa in hematology from the University of Bordeaux in France.

He is the author or co-author in over 600 publications in the area of the diagnostic and therapeutic management of thrombotic disorders. In addition, he has authored several textbooks and has published extensively in the area of hemostasis and thrombosis. 

He also serves on the editorial boards of several lead journals in his area of expertise including International Angiology and Journal of Clinical and Applied Thrombosis and Hemostasis where he serves as an Associate Editor.

Dr. Fareed’s professional affiliations included membership on the expert panel on biologicals for the World Health Organization, and fellowships of the American Heart Association, the American College of Angiology, and the Indian College of Interventional Cardiology. He is the founding director and vice president of North American Thrombosis Forum. Currently he is the Chair of the scientific committee of the International Union of Angiology.


He has received numerous awards from various national and international organizations including the Lifetime Achievement award from the Association of Practicing Pathologists, India in 2012 and the Mauro Bartolo Lifetime Achievement award in 2017.


Academic Forum on Thrombosis and Hemostasis, UiO
Published Feb. 27, 2018 2:51 PM - Last modified Feb. 27, 2018 2:51 PM