|Veronica H. Flood, MD
Associate Professor of Pediatrics
Division of Hematology/Oncology
Associate Investigator, Blood Research Institute
Medical College of Wisconsin
Dr. Veronica Flood is a pediatric hematologist and researcher at the Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW). She is a member of the Comprehensive Center for Bleeding Disorders in Milwaukee, where her primary clinical interest is children with von Willebrand disease (VWD), platelet function defects, and other bleeding and clotting disorders. She serves as a mentor to medical students, residents, and fellows at MCW.
She is involved in national and international efforts to promote research and optimize treatment of VWD, including work with the National Hemophilia Foundation and as a member of the VWD subcommittee of the ISTH SSC. She currently serves as the secretary for the Hemostasis and Thrombosis Research Society (HTRS) and has worked in the past as a grant reviewer and in meeting planning for HTRS as well.
Dr. Flood’s research interests include the diagnosis of VWD and the interaction of von Willebrand factor (VWF) with platelets and vascular collagens. Through the Zimmerman Program for the Molecular and Clinical Biology of VWD she has worked on assays of VWF function and the genetics of VWF, particularly sequence variants that affect VWF functional assay results. She also has a grant from the National Heart Lung and Blood Institute to look at VWF interactions with type IV collagen and the impact of these interactions on hemostasis.