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ISTH President Claire McLintock Receives Officer of the New Zealand Order of Merit

Wednesday, June 12, 2019   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Andy Masten
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Award Underscores McLintock’s Service to the Fields of Haematology & Obstetrics

CHAPEL HILL, USA, JUNE 12, 2019 — The International Society on Thrombosis and
(ISTH) today announced that ISTH President Claire McLintock, MD, has received the award of Officer of the New Zealand Order of Merit by Her Majesty the Queen as part of the Queen’s Birthday Honours List 2019 of New Zealand. The award highlights McLintock’s services to haematology and obstetrics.

McLintock is a hematologist and obstetric physician serving as the Clinical Director of Regional Maternity Services at National Women’s Health, Auckland City Hospital in New Zealand. She serves as President of the ISTH, in addition to a variety of other leadership roles including the World Thrombosis Day steering committee.

“McLintock’s contributions to the field of thrombosis and hemostasis, and particularly in the area of women’s health, have been highly influential,” said Tom Reiser, ISTH Executive Director. “As President of the ISTH, she is highly dedicated to regional representation with a global perspective that builds cultural and professional bridges and enables great and more effective collaborations, particularly related to the important areas of women’s health.”

In addition to her work at the ISTH, McLintock is a past-president of the Australasian Society of Thrombosis and Haemostasis and a past-president of the Society of Obstetric Medicine of Australia and New Zealand. She is also a member of the Asia Pacific Society of Thrombosis and Haemostasis.

McLintock is active in clinical research and led the New Zealand branch of the Australasian Maternity Outcomes Surveillance System looking at severe maternal morbidity in complications. She has published numerous peer reviewed articles and book chapters in her specialty.

Click here to view all recipients of the New Zealand Order of Merit for the Queen’s Birthday Honours List 2019. To learn more about the ISTH, visit


About the ISTH

Founded in 1969, the ISTH is the leading worldwide not-for-profit organization dedicated to advancing the understanding, prevention, diagnosis and treatment of thrombotic and bleeding disorders. ISTH is an international professional membership organization with more than 5,000 clinicians, researchers and educators working together to improve the lives of patients in more than 98 countries around the world. Among its highly regarded activities and initiatives are education and standardization programs, research activities, meetings and congresses, peer-reviewed publications, expert committees and World Thrombosis Day on 13 October. Visit ISTH online at


Media Inquiries:

Louise St. Germain

International Society on Thrombosis and Haemostasis

 +1 919-929-3807

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