Elizabeth M. Vancott, MD
Associate Pathologist, Massachusetts General Hospital
Medical Director, Coagulation Service
Associate Professor of Pathology, Harvard Medical School
Dr. Van Cott is an expert coagulation pathology specialist. Her continuous contributions to the advancement of laboratory guidelines and standards are recognized by the CAP, NASCOLA, CLSI, and THSNA organizations.
- Department of Pathology
- MassGeneral Hospital for Children
- Stroke Services
- Hemophilia and Thrombosis
- Clinical Interests
- Hemoglobin Electrophoresis
- Boston: Massachusetts General Hospital
- Medical Education
- MD, Harvard Medical School
- Residency, Massachusetts General Hospital
- Board Certifications
- Clinical Pathology, American Board of Pathology
- Patient Age Group
- Adult and pediatric
- Accepting New Patients
- Accepting New Patients
- Insurances Accepted
- Aetna Health Inc.
Blue Cross Blue Shield - Blue Care 65
Blue Cross Blue Shield - Indemnity
Blue Cross Blue Shield - Managed Care
Blue Cross Blue Shield - Partners Plus
Cigna (PAL #'s)
Fallon Community HealthCare
Great-West Healthcare (formally One Health Plan)
Harvard Pilgrim Health Plan - PBO
Health Care Value Management (HCVM)
Humana/Choice Care PPO
Medicare - ACD
Neighborhood Health Plan - ACD
Neighborhood Health Plan - PBO
OSW - Maine
OSW - New Hampshire
OSW - New York
OSW - Rhode Island
OSW - Vermont
Private Health Care Systems (PHCS)
Railroad Medicare - ACD
Senior Whole Health
Tufts Health Plan
United Healthcare (non-HMO) - ACD
United Healthcare (non-HMO) - PBO
Elizabeth Van Cott, MD is Director of the Coagulation Laboratory, and Medical Director of the Core Laboratory at Massachusetts General Hospital. She is past president of the North American Specialized Coagulation Laboratory Association (NASCOLA), and is chair of the Proficiency Testing/External Quality Assessment program. She is an advisor for the Area Committee on Hematology for the Clinical and Laboratory Standards Institute (CLSI), and contributes to writing coagulation laboratory guidelines for CLSI. Dr. Van Cott is an inaugural member of the Standards Committee of the College of American Pathologists (CAP), and was a committee member of the Coagulation Resource Committee for six years. She is an inaugural director on the board of the Thrombosis and Hemostasis Societies of North America (THSNA) and is still a director. Dr. Van Cott was an invited expert at two recent CAP consensus conferences on coagulation, which generated national consensus guidelines for laboratory monitoring of anticoagulant therapy, and thrombophilia. She has over 100 publications on coagulation, and is an editor or editorial board member of multiple journals.
Research interests include:
Clinically-oriented studies in thrombosis and hemostasis
Research is focused on coagulation, in particular, diagnostic coagulation testing and heparin-induced thrombocytopenia (HIT), including new anticoagulants for the treatment of HIT
View my most recent publications at PubMed
- The effects of dabigatran on lupus anticoagulant, diluted plasma thrombin time, and other specialized coagulation assays. Kim YA, Gosselin R, Van Cott EM. Int J Lab Hematol. 2014 Dec 17. doi: 10.1111/ijlh.12319. [Epub ahead of print] No abstract available.
- Activated protein C resistance testing for factor V Leiden. Kadauke S, Khor B, Van Cott EM.Am J Hematol. 2014 Dec;89(12):1147-50.
- Increased transfusion-free survival following auxiliary pig liver xenotransplantation. Yeh H, Machaidze Z, Wamala I, Fraser JW, Navarro-Alvarez N, Kim K, Schuetz C, Shi S, Zhu A, Hertl M, Elias N, Farkash EA, Vagefi PA, Varma M, Smith RN, Robson SC, Van Cott EM, Sachs DH, Markmann JF. Xenotransplantation. 2014 Sep-Oct;21(5):454-64. doi: 10.1111/xen.12111. Epub 2014 Aug 1.
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