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Salley G. Pels, MD
Medical Director, Hemostasis and Thrombosis Center
Salley G. Pels, MD, is the director of the Hemostasis and Thrombosis Center at Rhode Island Hospital. She earned her medical degree from the University of Vermont College of Medicine and completed her residency and fellowships at Yale New Haven Children’s Hospital in Connecticut. She also received an additional year of training in hemostasis and thrombosis as a National Hemophilia Foundation Clinical Fellowship awardee. Her previous appointments included co-medical director of the Hemophilia Center and assistant professor of hematology/oncology in the department of pediatrics at Yale University School of Medicine.
Dr. Pels’ research interests include quality improvement in hemophilia care, hematologic disorders in pregnancy and immune thrombocytopenia therapies. She has served on the board of directors for the Thrombosis Hemostasis Society of North America and the Hemophilia Alliance, and is an active member of the American Thrombosis Hemostasis Network.
- Medical School: University of Vermont College of Medicine
- Residency: Yale New Haven Hospital
- Fellowship: Yale New Haven Hospital