Congratulations to Dr. Michael Tarantino, Medical Director, and Dr. Chris Lansford, Board Member & Surgeon at Peoria, Ear Nose and Throat, for completing the El Tour de Tucson, a grueling 104 mile bike ride through the Arizona desert this past weekend.

Both physicians entered the race and rode as part of Pedaling for Platelets a Platelet Disorder Support Association (PDSA) effort to help raise funding and awareness for ITP patients & their families. 

The wind/sun burn and sore quads were worth the effort, as their efforts helped raise over $12,000 for PDSA! If you would like to make a donation, it is not to late! Click here then click the "Donate" button




Dr. Tarantino was presented the "Walk in Our Shoes Award for Outstanding Healthcare Service Contribution" on Sunday, August 23rd from the Bleeding Disorders Alliance of Illinois. During the award ceremony in Chicago, Mona Towner, BDAI Board President, stated, "If we did not have dedicated, caring and knowledgeable healthcare providers, the bleeding disorders community would be nowhere. We are pleased to honor Dr. Michael Tarantino with this award." Way to go Dr. Tarantino!


BCDI team members (from left to right) Kollet Koulianos, MBA, Administrator; Shanna Beard, MA, LPC, NCC, Licensed Professional Counselor & Social Services Coordinator; Michael D. Tarantino, MD, Medical & Research Director; Jeanette Bredeman, RN, BSN, Nurse Coordinator & Angie Riedel, Outreach Coordinator are attending the National Hemophilia Foundation's 66th Annual Meeting in Washington, D.C.
Among the many things we are proud of, BCDI, led by medical director Dr. Michael Tarantino, continues to play an instrumental role in helping to educate legislators about the issues facing the bleeding and clotting disorders community, and continues to make significant contributions to clinical research shaping the treatments of today and helping to work towards a bleed free tomorrow.




The only federally funded Hemophilia Treatment Center of Excellence South of Chicago, drawing patients from 15 states.

Michael D. Tarantino, MD -
Medical Director
Renee Madden, MD -
Assistant Medical Director


A Board Certification in Hematology is critical when evaluating, using diagnostic reasoning, and clinical judgment skills expected of a physician treating patients with bleeding and clotting disorders.



Recognized with distinction, Dr. Michael Tarantino received the University of Illinois College of Medicine Alpha Omega Alpha Teaching Award at the honors banquet held at the OSF Jump Training Center on May 1st. Dr. Tarantino received accolades for his mentorship and numerous contributions to the science of treating bleeding and clotting disorder patients, noted around the world.
Dr. Tarantino doesn't just read the literature, he writes it.
Way to make us proud - YET AGAIN!