Prof. dr. Cihan Ay

Vienna, Austria


Cihan Ay is currently professor of haematology at the Medical University of Vienna, Austria, and was a visiting research professor at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, NC, USA (2016-2017).

He serves as co-director of the program for inherited bleeding disorders (e.g. haemophilia) and acquired thrombophilia at the Clinical Division of Haematology and Haemostaseology, Department of Medicine I, Medical University of Vienna – Vienna General Hospital, Austria. 

He studied medicine at the Medical University of Vienna, Austria and the Ruprecht-Karls-University in Heidelberg, Germany. In 2006, he graduated from the Medical University of Vienna, Austria, received his medical training and completed specialisation in internal medicine, haematology and medical oncology at the Department of Medicine I, Medical University of Vienna.

His research and clinical work focuses on venous thromboembolism (VTE), anticoagulation and bleeding disorders. He has authored over 150 peer-reviewed publications in the field of thrombosis and haemostasis.

He is an active peer reviewer for major medical journals in the field including the NEJM, JACC, BMJ, Circulation, Blood, ATVB, Haematologica, Journal of Thrombosis and Haemostasis (JTH), Thrombosis Research and Thrombosis & Haemostasis (T&H), etc.

He also served as Co-Chair of the Scientific and Standardization Committee (SSC) Subcommittee (2015-2019) of the International Society on Thrombosis and Haemostasis (ISTH) on Haemostasis and Malignancy, on the Editorial Board of JTH, Thrombosis Research and Hämostaseologie, and as an associate editor of Research and Practice in Thrombosis and Haemostasis (RPTH), the new open access journal of ISTH. Since 2019, he is a member of the board of Society of Thrombosis and Haemostasis Research (GTH)

Cihan Ay is a passionate clinician and researcher, and supervisor of diploma and PhD-students. Further, he has been engaged in regular teaching activities for health care professionals to provide education in the field of thrombosis, haemostasis and anticoagulation.