Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
Faculty Profiles
Hau C Kwaan, MD, PhD

Hau C Kwaan, MD, PhD

Dr. Marjorie C. Barnett Professor

Professor of Medicine (Hematology and Oncology)

Focus of Work


Hematology and Oncology, with special interest in Thrombosis and Bleeding Disorders and in Fibrinolysis.

Academic Focus

The pathogenesis of hemostatic dysfunction in acute promyelocytic leukemia, investigating the factors involved in intracranial hemorrhage in this disease. Have collaborated with Dr. Andrew Nadiech of Department of Neurology on various aspects of intracranial hemorrhage, including a presently funded RO1 grant on biomarkders for outcome of intracranial hemorrhage, and effectiveness of enhancing platelet function by desmopressin in intracranial hemorrhage.

Clinical Focus

"Benign Hematology" consultations on all hematologic problems except malignant hematologic disorders, but with special interest in bleeding and thrombosis.

Education and Certification

  • MD: University of Hong Kong (1952)
  • PhD: University of Hong Kong, Hematology-Oncology (1958)
  • Board Certification: Hematology, Internal Medicine, Medical Oncology


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Chicago IL 60611