Bruce Sachais, MD, PhD


Vice President, Enterprise Chief Medical Officer
Head, Laboratory of Platelet Research
Associate Member, Lindsley F. Kimball Research Institute

Research Area

The Platelet Research Laboratory is interested in the pathobiology of platelets and platelet molecules.  We are currently focused on improved diagnosis and novel therapeutics for heparin induced thrombocytopenia/thrombosis (HITT).  We have recently published on  novel assays which may improve the precision and accuracy for diagnosis HITT.  Have also published on novel small molecules that interfere with the formation of heparin:PF4 complexes, which we call PF4 Antagonists (POF4As).  We are actively working to improve the potency and pharmacology of PF4As towards the development of PF4As as a therapeutic option for the treatment and/or prevention of HIT.  We are also interested in the pathgobiology of HIT as well as other platelet disorders.

Contact Information

Phone: +1 (212) 699-5154

Lab Personnel

  • Olga Morzhanaeva, BS, Research Assistant I

Funding Support

  • NIH R42 HL123126  NYBC PI: Sachais 09/2016 - 07/2022 "Small Molecule Antagonists of PF4 for the treatment and prevention of HIT"

  • NIH R44HL145783    Tabadadze (PI); Sachais (NYBC PI)  03/2019-02/2022 " A closed system for pathogen reduction of red blood cells for transfusion”

  • 75N92019D00037  Hod (PI); Sachais (NYBC PI)  04/2019-03/2026 Recipient Epidemiology and Donor Evaluation Study IV-P Domestic Hub (Federal Gov)

Education and Training

Doctoral Training
M.D. Washington University
Ph.D. Washington University (Neuroscience)

Postdoctoral Training
Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, University of Pennsylvania, School of Medicine
Certificate in Patient Oriented Research, University of Pennsylvania

List of Publications