Margareth Castro Ozelo

Prof Ozelo is Director of the WFH International Haemophilia Training Centre (IHTC) at the University of Campinas (UNICAMP) in Campinas, São Paulo, Brazil. She received her medical degree (1994), specialist training in haematology and transfusion medicine (1994-1997), and PhD (2004) from Unicamp before undertaking a postdoctoral fellowship in David Lillicrap’s laboratory, at Queen’s University in Kingston, Ontario, Canada (2006–2009).

Prof Ozelo also works closely with the Brazilian federal government in developing and improving the haemophilia and inherited coagulopathies policy in Brazil. She is also very active in developing and promoting the haemophilia care in Latin America. Under her leadership of the Hemophilia Comprehensive Care Unit at Hemocentro UNICAMP in Campinas, Brazil, the centre became a WFH International Hemophilia Training Centre and has trained doctors, nurses, physiotherapists, and laboratory technologists from Brazil, and many countries especially from Latin America.

Prof Ozelo is involved with several research projects, including inherited platelet disorders, gene therapy for haemophilia, risk factors for inhibitor development, immune tolerance induction, and the and the MSK-MADE (Measuring, Analyzing, Disseminating and Educating in Brazil): a Novo Nordisk Haemophilia Foundation project (2011–14).

Prof Ozelo was elected to the Novo Nordisk Haemophilia Foundation Council in 2012.