Join HFM’s women’s group, the Ruby Connection, at 7-8pm on the fourth Tuesday of each month. Adult women in the bleeding disorders community come together for online social experiences that include an educational speaker or activity and connection with other women in the community. The group is open to women affected with a bleeding disorder or involved in the bleeding disorder community.
TOPIC: Adult Women’s Preventative Healthcare with Dr. Anne Greist and Dr. Amy Hepper
Speaker: Anne Greist, MD, Co-Founder and Co-Medical Director of the Indiana Hemophilia & Thrombosis Center, Inc.
A board certified hematologist-oncologist, Dr. Greist graduated from King’s College Medical School in London in 1977 and subsequently completed an internal medicine residency and hematology-oncology fellowship at Indiana University. Since July 1998, she has served as co-Medical Director at the Indiana Hemophilia & Thrombosis Center (IHTC), and is also a part-time clinical associate professor at the Indiana University Medical Center. Her focus is on bleeding and thrombotic disorders, sickle cell disease, other non-cancerous conditions, and global health issues. Since 2010, Dr. Greist has led a team from IHTC in a collaboration with a hematology program in Western Kenya
Speaker: Amy E. Hepper, MD, Clinical Assistant Professor of Internal Medicine & Pediatrics, Michigan Medicine, Ann Arbor; Canton Health Center, Canton, MI
Born in metropolitan Detroit, Dr. Hepper attended the University of Michigan, achieving a degree in chemical engineering, summa cum laude in 2001, then earning her MD at the University of Michigan in 2005. Amy volunteered at Camp Bold Eagle as a medical student where she met her husband who has severe hemophilia A. She served as HFM’s Camp Bold Eagle Medical Director from 2014 to 2020. She teaches medical students the essential concepts of “doctoring” including physical exam skills, empathy, communication, bioethics and navigating the art of medicine while practicing primary care in Canton, MI serving patients from birth through their 90s. Amy likes to garden, walk, bake and do yoga. She is a proud mother of three children, including a daughter who is a carrier of hemophilia A.