Michael Tarantino, MD
Professor of Pediatrics, Division of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology
University of Illinois College of Medicine
Medical Director
Bleeding & Clotting Disorders Institute

Dr. Tarantino has 25 years of experience in his field, with five years as the Founder, Medical Director, and President of the Bleeding & Clotting Disorders Institute (BCDI). For over two decades he has devoted his medical career to the management of bleeding and clotting disorders as well as non-malignant hematology. On a daily basis, he is responsible for directing BCDI, the only federally recognized Center of Excellence for the care of children and adults with bleeding or clotting disorders in Illinois south of Chicago. Dr. Tarantino serves as the Medical Director of the Anticoagulation Consultation Service at St. Francis Medical Center where he also co-chairs the Anti-thrombosis subcommittee. Since 2008, Dr. Tarantino is also a tenured Professor of Pediatrics and Medicine at the University of Illinois College of Medicine in Peoria and is active in teaching medical students, residents, and allied health professionals.

Dr. Tarantino earned an MD from the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health in 1987. He then completed a residency in pediatrics from the University of Arizona in 1990 and a fellowship in pediatric hematology and oncology from the University of Wisconsin in 1993.

He is board certified in Pediatric Hematology and Oncology. He is a longstanding member of the Medical and Scientific Advisory Council of the National Hemophilia Foundation and a member of the Medical Advisory Board of the Platelet Disorder Association. In 2012 and 2014 he received a Patient’s Choice Award from Vitals, and he was honored as a physician of the year by the National Hemophilia Foundation from 2012-2013. He was named as one of America’s Top Doctors by Castle Connolly from 2012-2013, and as a Compassionate Doctor from Vitals in 2012. In 2014 the University of Illinois College of Medicine presented him with an Alpha Omega Alpha Teaching Award.

Dr. Tarantino has authored or co-authored over 100 peer-reviewed papers, reviews, and book chapters and over 120 scientific abstracts.