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Elianna Saidenberg
613-737-8899 ext 79077

Elianna Saidenberg

Clinician Investigator, Clinical Epidemiology Program
Ottawa Hospital Research Institute
Fellow in Patient Experience, Department of Medicine
The Ottawa Hospital

Research Interests

My principal areas of research interest are;
-Transfusion utilization and patient blood management

-Patient centred outcomes in transfusion medicine

-Quality assurance and continuous quality improvement in transfusion medicine


Brief Biography

Dr. Saidenberg received her medical degree from McMaster University and continued to do post-graduate education in internal medicine and hematology there. She came to uOttawa to complete fellowship training in Transfusion Medicine. She presently works as a clinical and laboratory hematologist. She is the assistant director of the Ottawa Regional Bleeding Disorders Program as well as The Ottawa Hospital Therapeutic Apheresis Program. Dr. Saidenberg is an active educator; teaching about hematology and transfusion at the undergraduate, post-graduate and continuing medical education levels.


Selected Publications

      Champion C, Lampron J, Pugh D and Saidenberg E Blood Transfusion
Knowledge of Surgical Residents: Is an Educational Intervention Effective?
Transfusion 2017; 57(4): 965-970

         Saidenberg E and Pugh D. Use of an OSCE examination to assess internal medicine residents’ transfusion knowledge.  Transfusion. 2014; 54(6):1537-41


Diseases, conditions and populations of interest

Anemia; Bleeding disorders

Research and clinical approaches

Patient safety; Quality Improvement; Systematic reviews; Transfusions