Imperial College London


Faculty of MedicineDepartment of Immunology and Inflammation

Professor of Haemostasis & Thrombosis



+44 (0)20 3313 2178m.laffan




Mrs Lisa Pape +44 (0)20 3313 1320




5S5bHammersmith HospitalHammersmith Campus





Michael Laffan is Professor of Haemostasis and Thrombosis in the department of haematology.He trained in medicine at the University of Oxford and trained in haematology at the Hammersmith and Royal Free hospitals. His principal research interests are the structure function relationship of von Willebrand factor, in particular the role of glycosylation, and the mechanisms and regulation of thrombin generation. He is director of the Hammersmith Hospital Haemophilia centre and is responsible for  postgraduate education in haematology. 



Brignardello-Petersen R, El Alayli A, Husainat N, et al., 2021, Surgical management of patients with von Willebrand Disease: summary of 2 systematic reviews of the literature., Blood Adv

Arachchillage DJ, Rajakaruna I, Scott I, et al., 2021, Impact of major bleeding and thrombosis on 180-day survival in patients with severe COVID-19 supported with veno-venous extracorporeal membrane oxygenation in the United Kingdom: a multicentre observational study, British Journal of Haematology, ISSN:0007-1048

Nair M, Chhabra S, Choudhury SS, et al., 2021, Relationship between anaemia, coagulation parameters during pregnancy and postpartum haemorrhage at childbirth: a prospective cohort study, Bmj Open, Vol:11, ISSN:2044-6055

Crossette-Thambiah C, Pericleous C, Asmar N, et al., 2021, Clinical and biological features of cerebral venous sinus thrombosis following ChAdOx1 nCov-19 vaccination, Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery and Psychiatry, ISSN:0022-3050

Arachchillage DJ, Rajakaruna I, Odho Z, et al., 2021, Clinical outcomes and the impact of prior oral anticoagulant use in patients with coronavirus disease 2019 admitted to hospitals in the UK - a multicentre observational study, British Journal of Haematology, ISSN:0007-1048

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