About AFib 4WARD

AFib 4WARD was created by The 4WARD Coalition™, a multi-disciplinary collaboration of experts with knowledge and insight from various care settings that are dedicated to improving quality and consistency of care for patients needing anticoagulation treatment. This website is inspired by a need identified by the Coalition to help Healthcare Providers and patients engage in an informative conversation about AFib-related stroke risk, while also informing and encouraging a shared decision making process regarding treatment options. Funding for AFib 4WARD is provided by Boehringer Ingelheim.

The 4WARD Coalition™

The 4WARD Coalition™ is comprised of experts with knowledge and insight from various healthcare settings.

Chair:
  • Christian
    Christian T. Ruff, MD, MPH TIMI Study Group
    Brigham and Women's Hospital
    Harvard Medical School
Members and Contributors:
  • Tyler
    Tyler Barrett, MD, MSCl, FACEP, FHRS Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine
    Vanderbilt University
  • Raj
    Rajat Deo, MD, MTR Assistant Professor of Medicine
    Division of Cardiology, Electrophysiology Section
    University of Pennsylvania
  • Mitchell
    Mitchell Elkind, MD, MS, FAAN, FAHA Professor of Neurology and Epidemiology
    Head, Division of Neurology Clinical Outcomes Research and Population Sciences (NeuroCORPS)
    Fellowships Director, Department of Neurology
    Columbia University
  • Barbara
    Barbara J. Fletcher, RN, MD, FAHA, FPCNA, FAAN Clinical Associate Professor
    Brooks College of Health
    School of Nursing
    University of North Florida
    Research Collaborator
    Mayo Clinic Florida
    Jacksonville Florida
  • Mary
    Mary McGowan CEO, WomenHeart
  • Sarah
    Sarah Spinler, PharmD, FCCP, FAHA, FASHP, AACC, BCPS-AQ Cardiology Professor of Clinical Pharmacy
    Philadelphia College of Pharmacy
    University of the Sciences in Philadelphia
  • Daniel
    Daniel Tambunan, MD, FACP Assistant Director, Florida Hospital Internal Medicine Residency, Orlando FL
    Assistant Professor of Medicine, Loma Linda University, Loma Linda CA
    Clinical Assistant Professor, Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL
    Clinical Assistant Professor, University of Central Florida, Orlando FL
  • Donald
    J. Donald Easton, MD Professor of Neurology, University of California - San Francisco

Institutional affiliation does not imply endorsement.


This tool is endorsed by the following organizations:

  • hfsa
  • Stop The Clot
  • NATF
  • PCNA
  • Mended Hearts
  • Stop Afib
  • AC Forum

This tool is approved by the following organization:

  • Women Heart

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Last updated October 2016, PC-AFIB-0141-CONS-R1.