Dr. Weitz is a Professor of Medicine and Biochemistry and Biomedical Sciences at McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario, and Executive Director of the Thrombosis and Atherosclerosis Research Institute. Board certified in internal medicine, hematology and medical oncology, Dr. Weitz now focuses his clinical work in the area of thrombosis. He holds an endowed chair in cardiovascular research at McMaster University, which is funded by the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Ontario. He also holds the Canada research chair (Tier 1) in thrombosis. Previously, Dr. Weitz was Vice-President of Research at the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Ontario. He has been the recipient of several awards, including the Special Recognition Award in Thrombosis from the American Heart Association in 2011, the Innovator Award from McMaster University in 2010, the Jack Hirsh Award for Outstanding Academic Achievement from McMaster University in 2008 and the Research Achievement Award from the Canadian Cardiovascular Society in 2006. Dr. Weitz is a member of the American Federation of Medical Research, the American Society for Clinical Investigation and the Association of American Physicians, as well as a fellow of the American Heart Association, American and European Colleges of Cardiology, American College of Chest Physicians and the Canadian Academy of Health Sciences. He is the author of more than 500 peer-reviewed publications and 60 book chapters, and is Board Certified in Internal Medicine, Hematology and Medical Oncology.