Prof. Alexander Gatt

Prof. Alexander Gatt

Prof. Alexander Gatt


Associate Professor

Rm 329 Blk A Lvl 0
Mater Dei Hospital
University of Malta
  +356 2340 1868
I am a clinical haematologist after having undergone specialist training in the UK. I hold the rank of Associate Professor and Head of Department of Pathology at the University of Malta. I followed a research MD on the utility of Global Assays of Coagulation in Anticoagulation, Thrombotic Disorders and Liver Disease at the University of Sheffield under the mentorship of Professor Michael Makris. After my research I was appointed as Consultant Haematologist at the Royal Free Katherine Dormandy Haemophilia and Thrombosis Centre under the directorship of Prof Edward Tuddenham. Here I fostered my interest in global assays of coagulation by studying liver disease patients together with my haematology, hepatology and anaesthetic colleagues. On my return to Malta, I have been leading the clinical and research aspects of Coagulation Medicine and am the Director of the Malta Centre for Bleeding and Thrombotic Disorders. The latter is an EU accredited Haemophilia Treatment Centre. As a Fulbright Scholar in 2013, I researched the use of thromboelastography in patients undergoing liver transplantation at the Mayo Clinic Rochester Minnesota US. I have mentored several undergraduate and postgraduate students on haemostasis projects and am especially interested in Thrombin Generation and thromboelastography/thromboelastometry. I sit on the editorial boards of Thrombosis Research and the Malta Medical Journal.
  • haemostasis, thrombosis, anticoagulation, haematoncology

CHOWDARY, P., ADAMIDOU, D., RIDDELL, A., AGHIGHI, S., GRIFFIOEN, A., PRIEST, P., MOGHADAM, L., KELAHER, N., HUQ, F.Y., KADIR, R.A., TUDDENHAM, E.G. and GATT, A., 2015. Thrombin generation assay identifies individual variability in responses to low molecular weight heparin in pregnancy: implications for anticoagulant monitoring. British journal of haematology, 168(5), pp. 719-727.

CHOWDARY, P., RIDDELL, A., HAMID, C. and GATT, A., 2015. Thrombin generation assays for optimizing low molecular weight heparin dosing in pregnant women at risk of thrombosis - response to Ismail et al. British journal of haematology, .

AGARWAL, B., GATT, A., RIDDELL, A., WRIGHT, G., CHOWDARY, P., JALAN, R., BURROUGHS, A.K. and DAVENPORT, A., 2013. Hemostasis in patients with acute kidney injury secondary to acute liver failure. Kidney international, .

AGARWAL, B., WRIGHT, G., GATT, A., RIDDELL, A., VEMALA, V., MALLETT, S., CHOWDARY, P., DAVENPORT, A., JALAN, R. and BURROUGHS, A., 2012. Evaluation of coagulation abnormalities in acute liver failure. Journal of hepatology, 57(4), pp. 780-786.

CHOWDARY, P., NAIR, D., DAVIES, N., MALDE, R. and GATT, A., 2010. Anaphylactic reaction with prothrombin complex concentrate in a patient with IgA deficiency and anti-IgA antibodies. Blood coagulation & fibrinolysis : an international journal in haemostasis and thrombosis, 21(8), pp. 764-765.

CALVARUSO, V., MAIMONE, S., GATT, A., TUDDENHAM, E., THURSZ, M., PINZANI, M. and BURROUGHS, A.K., 2008. Coagulation and fibrosis in chronic liver disease. Gut, 57(12), pp. 1722-1727.

ALVARES, C.L., DAVIES, F.E., HORTON, C., PATEL, G., POWLES, R., SIROHI, B., ZUHA, R., GATT, A., SASO, R., TRELEAVEN, J.G., DEARDEN, C.E., POTTER, M.N., ETHELL, M.E. and MORGAN, G.J., 2005. Long-term outcomes of previously untreated myeloma patients: responses to induction chemotherapy and high-dose melphalan incorporated within a risk stratification model can help to direct the use of novel treatments. British journal of haematology, 129(5), pp. 607-614.

  • MDS1010 - Blood and Body Defence Mechanisms
  • MDS1013 - Organisation of the Body
  • MDS2008 - Pathology
  • MDS2029 - Integrated Biomedical Sciences
  • MDS3009 - Pathology
  • MDS3011 - Clinical Pharmacology and Therapeutics 1
  • MLS2018 - Haematopathology
  • MLS2019 - Diagnostic Laboratory Haematology
  • MLS4003 - Applied Immunohaematology
  • PAT2114 - Pathology for Dental Students
  • PAT5420 - Disease Processes and Diagnostics