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Our Team

The team members of the Hemophilia and Thrombosis Treatment Center offer comprehensive patient care, with highly trained physicians who are supported by specialized hemophilia nurses and a physical therapist, social worker, and medical assistant. Meet each member of the team below.

Annette von Drygalski, MD, Pharm D 

Annette von Drygalski, MD, Pharm D
Associate Clinical Professor of Medicine
Director, Hemophilia and Thrombosis Treatment Center

Dr. Von Drygalski received her Doctorates of Medicine and Pharmacy from the Ludwig Maximilians University, Munich, Germany. She completed her Internal Medicine residency at the Medical College of Wisconsin and her Hematology/Oncology fellowship at UC San Diego. Dr. von Drygalski is dedicated to diagnosis and care of patients with hemophilia and other bleeding and thrombotic disorders. Her clinic locations are at the Hemophilia and Thrombosis Treatment Center at Medical Offices South in Hillcrest, and the UC San Diego Moores Cancer Center. Dr. von Drygalski also has a strong interest in bringing state-of–the-art research to the center, and providing the hemophilia and thrombosis community with access to clinical trials and translational science. Dr. von Drygalski was the recipient of an American Society of Hematology Research Training Award for Fellows and will continue basic research in hemostasis and thrombosis at The Scripps Research Institute, La Jolla, in the laboratory of Dr. John Griffin.

Sanford Shattil, MD 

Sanford Shattil, MD
Distinguished Professor of Medicine
Division Hematology/Oncology

Dr. Shattil graduated from the University of Illinois College of Medicine and received training in internal medicine and hematology on the Harvard Medical Service and Thorndike Memorial Laboratory of the Boston City Hospital. Previously, he was a Professor of Medicine and Chief of Hematology-Oncology at the University of Pennsylvania and a Professor of Cell Biology at the Scripps Research Institute. Currently, he is a Distinguished Professor of Medicine in Hematology-Oncology at UC San Diego. His research interests are in cell adhesion and signaling mechanisms in platelets, vascular cells and cancer. His clinical interests are in bleeding disorders and thrombosis.

John W Adamson, MD 

John W Adamson, MD
Clinical Professor of Medicine
Chief, Section Hematology/Oncology, VA Medical Center

Dr. Adamson graduated from the University of California, Los Angeles, School of Medicine before moving to the University of Washington in Seattle for residency in Internal Medicine and fellowship in Hematology. He has held faculty and research positions at the University of Washington, the New York Blood Center, the BloodCenter of Wisconsin and the Medical College of Wisconsin, before assuming his current position as Clinical Professor of Medicine at UC San Diego in 2007. His major clinical interests are in disorders of iron metabolism, anemias and their management, and platelet production problems.

Moniqa Diaz, AAIII 

Moniqa Diaz, AAIII
Administrative Assistant

Moniqa is the center's administrative assistant. She comes to us with over 10 years of office administration experience. Moniqa focuses on clinic administrative assistance and insurance navigation. Moniqa was born and raised in Phoenix, Arizona, and moved to San Diego in 1999. When she is not at the center, she enjoys spending time with her three kids.

Richard Barnes 

Richard Barnes, PhD, MPH

Richard Barnes earned a bachelor of science degree in ecological science at the University of Edinburgh in Scotland, a PhD in zoology at the University of Cambridge in England, and a master's of public health (with concentration in epidemiology) from San Diego State University. He worked for many years on wildlife surveys. Since 2008 he has been involved in the statistical analysis of numerous epidemiological research projects for the UC San Diego School of Medicine.

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