Cure 4 The Kids Foundation is proud to announce the promotion of Joseph L. Lasky III, M.D. to director of the Foundation’s Bleeding and Clotting Disorders Clinic.
As director, Dr. Lasky will oversee all aspects of medical treatment for those affected by a wide range of bleeding and clotting disorders, including hemophilia and von Willebrand disease.
Dr. Lasky joined Cure 4 The Kids Foundation in 2017, after leaving his position at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center in Torrance, California. Lasky is board-certified in both Pediatrics and Pediatric Hematology-Oncology.
Since 2009, Dr. Lasky has served as principal investigator for a number of clinical trials and participated in other research activities aimed at improving treatments for those affected by bleeding and clotting disorders. In his new position, Dr. Lasky will continue to encourage patients — when appropriate — to participate in these important studies.
Clinical studies have also been responsible for longer acting factor products which allow some patients to infuse weekly rather than daily, thereby reducing the amount of medication they may need.
In addition to his responsibilities at the clinic, Dr. Lasky also provides consultative services to medical staff at Summerlin Hospital, University Medical Center and Sunrise Hospital for patients with bleeding and clotting disorders.
Most bleeding and clotting disorders can be traced to a family history of the disease. However, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, in as many as one-third of cases, the affected baby may be the first one in the family affected with the gene mutation.
Patients in need of treatment for their bleeding or clotting disorders are encouraged to call (702) 732-1493 to make an appointment with Dr. Lasky and the Bleeding and Clotting Disorders Clinic team.
The Bleeding and Clotting Disorders Clinic also offers comprehensive clinics on a regular basis for non-urgent medical check-ups. This allows patients to be seen by a range of medical professionals during the appointment, including physician, nurse, social worker, physical therapist and pain management specialist. This provides a true picture of a patient’s overall health.