Waleed Ghanima is Head of Research and a Consultant Haematologist at Østfold Hospital, Norway and a Professor in the Institute of Clinical Medicine, University of Oslo, Norway. Dr Ghanima gained his medical degree from the College of Medicine, University of Baghdad, Iraq. He joined Østfold Hospital in 2001, becoming a Consultant Haematologist in 2004, assuming his current position as Head of Research in 2014. Professor Ghanima’s main research field is venous thrombosis and immune thrombocytopenia (ITP). He has published more than 120 articles in national and international peer-reviewed journals.