LAS VEGAS – Cure 4 The Kids Foundation is proud to announce the promotion of Joseph L. Lasky III, M.D. to director of the Foundation’s Bleeding and Clotting Disorders Clinic.
As director, Dr. Lasky will oversee all aspects of medical treatment for those affected by a wide range of bleeding and clotting disorders, including hemophilia and von Willebrand disease.
Dr. Lasky joined Cure 4 The Kids Foundation in 2017, after leaving his position at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center in Torrance, California. Lasky is board-certified in both Pediatrics and Pediatric Hematology-Oncology.
Since 2009, Dr. Lasky has served as principal investigator for a number of clinical trials and participated in other research activities aimed at improving treatments for those affected by bleeding and clotting disorders. In his new position, Dr. Lasky will continue to encourage patients — when appropriate — to participate in these important studies.
“In recent years, clinical trials have given us a better understanding of bleeding and clotting systems, which has led to improved and more targeted therapies with fewer side effects,” said Joseph L. Lasky III, M.D. “As a physician deeply involved in this specialized area of medicine, it’s been fulfilling to see these advancements and to watch young children with this chronic disorder grow up to be successful in pursuing their dreams and goals,” he said.
Clinical studies have also been responsible for longer acting factor products which allow some patients to infuse weekly rather than daily, thereby reducing the amount of medication they may need.
In addition to his responsibilities at the clinic, Dr. Lasky also provides consultative services to medical staff at Summerlin Hospital, University Medical Center and Sunrise Hospital for patients with bleeding and clotting disorders.
Most bleeding and clotting disorders can be traced to a family history of the disease. However, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, in as many as one-third of cases, the affected baby may be the first one in the family affected with the gene mutation.
Patients in need of treatment for their bleeding or clotting disorders are encouraged to call (702) 732-1493 to make an appointment with Dr. Lasky and the Bleeding and Clotting Disorders Clinic team.
The Bleeding and Clotting Disorders Clinic also offers comprehensive clinics on a regular basis for non-urgent medical check-ups. This allows patients to be seen by a range of medical professionals during the appointment, including physician, nurse, social worker, physical therapist and pain management specialist. This provides a true picture of a patient’s overall health.
About Cure 4 The Kids Foundation
Founded in Las Vegas in 2007, Cure 4 The Kids Foundation exists to provide high-quality, research-focused medical treatment to children battling cancer and many other life-threatening conditions. Cure 4 The Kids Foundation operates the only outpatient childhood cancer treatment center in the State of Nevada and is proudly accredited by The Joint Commission. This stringent medical accreditation and the required unannounced inspections ensure that patients are getting the best care possible. From the beginning, the mission of Cure 4 The Kids Foundation has been to bring increased community access to these specialized treatments that are leading the way to improved patient outcomes. Cure 4 The Kids Foundation’s Charity Care Program provides high-quality treatment on a sliding scale basis. No patient is ever turned away from medical treatment for financial reasons. We are a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. www.cure4thekids.org