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Associate Professor of Medicine
Internal Medicine
GME, Rush Medical College

Dr. Margaret Telfer has a long interest in coagulation disorders. Since 1971, she has directed a Hemophilia Care Center at Michael Reese Hospital, and in 1999 she was recruited by Rush University and Cook County Hospital to link their Hemophilia Care for adults and to join their existing Thrombosis Centers. From 1974 to 1990 she was Chairman of the Medical Advisory Committee of the Hemophilia Foundation of Illinois, and she continues to serve as a member of the Committee. She is a member of the Governor's Hemophilia Advisory Committee of the State of Illinois Department of Public Aid and participated in the original design and passage by the State Legislature of the statutory requirements for this program. Her publications concern the care of persons with bleeding disorders. She helped establish the HIV clinic at Reese and now serves as a hematologic consultant with the Core Center at Cook County Hospital.

Dr. Telfer has served as program director for the Reese Hematology/Oncology Fellowship, has worked for many years with teaching programs for residents in Internal Medicine, and has been fortunate to work with medical students from Rush, University of Illinois, and University of Chicago, particularly during their third year clerkship in Internal Medicine. She was honored by the American College of Physicians/American Society of Internal Medicine as the Laureate for 2000.

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