Transfusion Medicine Specialist
MD University of Ottawa
MSc McMaster University
FRCPC Pediatrics, Queen's University
FRCPC Pediatric Hematology Oncology
AFC Transfusion Medicine, McMaster University
Office: LHSC VH D1-236
Phone: (519) 685-8500 ext. 55305
Keywords: pediatric hematology, transfusion medicine
Description of Clinical Activities: I work as a Transfusion Medicine Specialist and a Hematologist focusing on patients with special blood transfusion needs. I have an interest in red cell disorders (e.g. hemoglobinopathies), immunohematology, and pediatric and neonatal blood product transfusion. I serve as a medical link between the clinical services and the transfusion laboratory, and between the hospital and Canadian Blood Services. I also focus on implementing transfusion medicine research findings into daily clinical practice (Knowledge Translation) at London Health Sciences Centre and St. Joseph's Health Care London.
Keywords:pediatric hematology, transfusion medicine
Description of Research Activities: I am supported by Physician Services' Inc. with a Graham Farquharson Knowledge Translation grant to implement best practices and safe transfusion in the academic hospital setting and to enhance transfusion reaction management and reporting to the Transfusion Transmitted Injuries Surveillance System (TTISS). I also conduct clinical research using databases to study blood product utilization, transfusion reactions and safety, alloimmunization, and transfusion medicine laboratory testing strategies. I am involved in regional and international studies and guideline development with the International Society on Thrombosis and Hemostasis (ISTH) and the Biomedical Excellent for Safer Transfusion (BEST) Collaborative. Publication list.