Cihan Ay is currently an associate professor in medicine/haemostaseology at the Medical University of Vienna, Austria, and has been a visiting research professor at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, NC, USA (2016-2017).
He serves as co-director of the program for acquired thrombophilia and inherited bleeding disorders at the Clinical Division of Haematology and Haemostaseology, Department of Medicine I, Medical University of Vienna – Vienna General Hospital, Austria.
His research and clinical work focuses on VTE, anticoagulation and bleeding disorders. He has authored over 130 peer-reviewed publications in the field of thrombosis and haemostasis and has been particular successful in contributing to a better understanding of the etiology of VTE in cancer by identifying biomarkers and clinical risk factors for cancer-associated VTE.
He serves as Co-Chair of the Scientific and Standardization Committee (SSC) Subcommittee of the International Society on Thrombosis and Haemostasis (ISTH) on Haemostasis and Malignancy, on the Editorial Board of Journal of Thrombosis and Haemostasis (JTH) and Thrombosis Research, and as an associate editor of Research and Practice in Thrombosis and Haemostasis (RPTH), the new open access journal of ISTH.