Renowned Hematologist Honored with Professorship

A new professorship in hematology honors the legacy of Oscar D. Ratnoff, MD, former professor of medicine at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine and former chief of hematology and oncology and interim director of the Department of Medicine at University Hospitals.

The Oscar D. Ratnoff, MD, Professorship of Medicine and Hematology will support an outstanding physician scientist in hematology, including educational, research and scientific initiatives. The professorship was established with a gift from the Ratnoff family.

Well known as an excellent clinician, researcher, teacher and mentor, Ratnoff passed away in 2008 at the age of 91. In his nearly 50-year career at the medical school, Ratnoff earned international renown for his pioneering work in understanding the mechanisms of blood clotting, including developing a more accurate test for hemophilia.