Barbara A. Konkle, MD
Dr. Barbara Konkle is a hematologist and enjoys the intellectual stimulation of solving challenging clinical patient problems and the laboratory analysis of their disorders. She has longstanding research and clinical interests in hemostasis, the stoppage of bleeding and in thrombosis (excessive or inappropriate clotting) conditions that affect millions of people every year.
“I love seeing patients with complex medical problems related to bleeding or clotting and working with them and their physicians to confirm diagnoses, and optimize treatment and quality of life,” she says.
She is especially interested in translational research -- that bridge between scientific discovery and improved patient care. "It is the transformation of clinical discoveries into clinical applications that benefit the patient. There are several stages in this transformation, but the end goal remains constant -- bring benefit to the community," she says.
Konkle sees patients in Seattle Cancer Care Alliance’s General Hematology Clinic. At SCCA, Konkle most frequently cares for patients with blood clots occurring in their veins. During their evaluation, the risk and benefits of treatment are discussed. Patients may be tested to determine if an underlying risk factor for clotting can be determined.
Konkle is a nationally and internationally recognized expert in the laboratory evaluation, diagnosis and treatment of patients with bleeding and clotting disorders. A major interest of hers is hemostasis clinical test development and use of hemostasis testing to support innovative clinical research. “My research is focused on clinical trials that are aimed at developing new testing for the diagnosis of bleeding and clotting disorders and helping bring new therapies to patients,” she says.
In addition to seeing patients at SCCA, Konkle is on staff at Puget Sound Blood Center where her work focuses on translational research in clotting and bleeding disorders. She also supervises the hemostasis reference laboratory.
Konkle is a Professor of Medicine, Hematology, at the University of Washington School of Medicine.
Barbara A. Konkle, MDDr. Konkle is a hematologist who cares for patients with bleeding or clotting disorders.
Patient Care Philosophy:
I love seeing patients with complex medical problems related to either bleeding or clotting and working with them and their physicians to optimize their treatment and quality of life.
- Professor of Medicine, Hematology, University of Washington School of Medicine
Bleeding and clotting disorders
Education And Training
Northwestern University, BA, 1975
Vanderbilt University, MD, 1979
Residency Internal Medicine, Rush- Presbyterian.-St. Lukes, Chicago 1979-1982
Fellowship, Hematology/Oncology, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI 1984-1988
You may read more about Dr. Konkle on the Puget Sound Blood Center website at http://www.psbc.org/research/konkle.htm
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