Ralph A. Gruppo, M.D.

Ralph A. Gruppo, M.D.

Vice Chair

Current Affiliation:
Professor Emeritus
University of Cincinnati College of Medicine and
Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center
Cincinnati, OH 45229

Administrative Responsibilities:
Executive Board, Tri-State Bleeding Disorders Foundation
Executive Board, FAMOHIO

Dr. Gruppo holds an MD degree from Johns Hopkins Medical School in Baltimore, MD. He completed his pediatric training at the Cincinnati Children’s Hospital, Cincinnati, OH and the Harriet Lane Pediatric Fellowship Program at Johns Hopkins Medical School. He completed a Pediatric Hematology/Oncology fellowship at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, OH. He has had a lengthy career, most notably Director of the Hemostasis and Thrombosis Program and the Special Hemostasis and Research Laboratory at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital since 1974 until his retirement in 2018. He served on the board of directors of the Hemophilia and Thrombosis Research Society, on the Medical Advisory Board for the U.S. Bureau of Maternal and Child Health, and on the Medical Advisory Board for Hemophilia for the Ohio Department of Health. He is currently an emeritus member of the American Society of Hematology, the International Society of Hemostasis and Thrombosis, and the Hemostasis and Thrombosis Research Society.

Dr. Gruppo’s research interests are on hemophilia, particularly prophylaxis and immune tolerance of inhibitors, on heritable disorders of thrombosis in children, endovascular thrombolysis in children, and atypical hemolytic uremic syndrome. He has over 80 book chapters and publications in peer-reviewed journals and was principal investigator for several federally sponsored and industry sponsored studies.