Ann-Marie Nazzaro Award

Ann-Marie Nazzaro, Ph.D., was the Founding Executive Director and the Executive Director Emeritus of the Foundation for Women & Girls with Blood Disorders.

The Ann-Marie Nazzaro Award recognizes the efforts of an individual who has advanced our vision, that all women and girls with blood disorders are correctly diagnosed and optimally managed at every life stage, or has advanced our mission to educate healthcare providers about the unique needs of women and girls with blood disorders. The nominees for this award must be FWGBD members. 

The following individual received the Ann-Marie Nazzaro Award.

2019: Peter Kouides, MD 

Peter Kouides, MD

Dr. Peter Kouides is a Rochester, New York-based hematologist and Medical Advisory Committee member. Our team presented the award statue during FWGBD’s Uterine Hemostasis Colloquium II at the Hilton New Orleans Riverside hotel this past May, preceding the 2019 Hemostasis & Thrombosis Research Society (HTRS) / North American Society on Thrombosis and Hemostasis (NASTH) Scientific Symposium. Dr. Kouides performed his residency in internal medicine at the New England Medical Center Hospitals from 1986 to 1989 and has specialized in hematology (certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine) and medical oncology at the University of Rochester Medical Center (URMC) since 1989. In addition to his work at URMC and the hemophilia treatment center, Kouides is also the current president of the Thrombosis & Hemostasis Societies of North America, and a member of the Medical and Scientific Advisory Board at the National Blood Clot Alliance. In 2010, he received the Rochester General Hospital Father Norton Physician of the Year award.

Founding FWGBD Executive Director Ann-Marie Nazzaro, Ph.D. (for whom the award is named) was not in attendance but commented on Kouides’ qualifications via email: “Peter Kouides has been integral to our pioneering care for women’s bleeding disorders. His patients often remark on how lucky they feel to have Dr. Kouides at the Mary M. Gooley Hemophilia Center (where he serves as medical / research director).”