Nigel S Key

MD, Professor, UNC-Chapel Hill, Clinical Research

Nigel S Key

UNC-Chapel Hill
Clinical Research

Area of interest

My clinical interest is in thrombosis and hemostasis. I direct the T32 Training grant in hematology at UNC, which includes MD and PhD training slots in benign and malignant hematology.

My laboratory has been focused on understanding the role of circulating tissue factor - the 'trigger' for coagulation - in the pathogenesis of disorders of hemostasis and thrombosis. Better assays and clinical studies are needed in this area to ultimately determine whether the tissue factor pathway may be exploited in the treatment of bleeding disorders or as a target for anti-thrombotic agents. We currently are NIH-funded to explore the role of tissue factor-bearing microparticles in cancer-associated thrombosis.

Awards and Honors

  • 1976 Harkness Bursary, University of St. Andrew's
  • 1991 Watson Award, University of Minnesota Medical School
  • 1999 Individual NRSA, NIH
  • 1995-2000 NIH FIRST Award
  • 1998 Teacher Of The Year Award, Dept of Medicine, University of Minnesota Medical School
  • 1999 Elected Fellow, Royal College of Physicians (London)
    2000 Outstanding Care Provider Award, Hemophilia Foundation of MN and Dakota
  • 2002-2006 Best Doctors in America
  • 2003 12th Annual Clinical Scholar Award, University of Minnesota Physicians
  • 2003 Researcher of the Year Award, National Hemophilia Foundation
  • 2004 Editorial Advisory Board, Journal of Thrombosis and Haemostasis
  • 2005 Associate Editor, Thrombosis Research
  • 2005 American Clinical and Climatological Association
  • 2005 Harold R. Roberts Distinguished Professor, UNC
  • 2005 Best Doctors, Minneapolis-St Paul Magazine

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