Joseph A. Caprini
MD, MS, FACS, RVT, DFSVS
Creator of the Caprini Risk Score for Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
About Dr. Caprini
Joseph A. Caprini, MD, is a Senior Clinician Educator at the Pritzker School of Medicine at the University of Chicago. He is also an Emeritus physician at NorthShore University HealthSystem in Evanston, Illinois.
Dr. Caprini has authored or co-authored nearly 500 articles, book chapters, and abstracts on the study and treatment of venous thromboembolism, venous insufficiency, and related topics. He has delivered 1,780 lectures worldwide on a variety of topics including venous thromboembolism, laparoscopic surgery, wound care and compression therapy.
Dr. Caprini’s society memberships include the International Society on Thrombosis and Haemostasis, and the American Venous Forum, where he is a Distinguished Fellow and served as President 2009-2010. He is a Distinguished Fellow of the Society for Vascular Surgery, a Founding Member and the first Honorary Fellow of the European Venous Forum, a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons and a member of the American Society of Hematology. He is Co-chair of the Technical Advisory Panel of JCAHO (2005 to date).
In March 2021, he has received the first Lifetime Achievement Award giving by the Chairing Cross Symposium, and also the Founder’s Award from The American Venous Forum.
He has developed, in conjunction with Dr. Juan Arcelus, a DVT Risk Assessment protocol, which has been validated in nearly 5 million patients, involving more than 200 peer reviewed publications, and is used in many countries across the globe.
Dr. Caprini is interviewed by Marcus Engel regarding "Compassion and Courage" when caring for patients.
Performing a thorough history and physical gives you knowledge about your patient as if they were a good friend.