Hematology and Thromboembolic Diseases

David W. Essex, MD

Professor, Medicine, Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University
Professor, Sol Sherry Thrombosis Research Center, Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University

About me

Clinical Interests
  • General hematology
  • Hemostasis and thrombosis
Research Interests
  • Examine the role of reactions involving thiols and disulfides, and protein disulfide isomerase in hemostasis, atherosclerosis and wound healing
  • Define the role of thiol-disulfide reactions and platelet protein disulfide isomerases in integrin activation and platelet function
  • Characterize a transmembrane electron transport system on the platelet surface that reduces disulfide bonds in platelet surface proteins
  • Characterize oxidative modifications of thiols in conditions associated with oxidative stress
  • MD, Rutgers (Robert Wood Johnson) Medical School, New Brunswick, NJ
  • Fellowship, Oncology, State University of New York Health Science Center, Brooklyn, NY
  • Fellowship (Research), Cardeza Center for Hematologic Research, Jefferson Medical College, Philadelphia, PA
  • Fellowship, Hematology, Mount Sinai Medical Center, New York, NY
  • Residency, University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, Newark, NY
Board Certification
  • Internal Medicine
  • Hematology
  • American Society of Hematology
  • American Heart Association
Awards and Honors
  • Best Doctors in America®, Medical Oncology and Hematology, 2015-2016, 2017-2018