Thrombosis Research Group

The Thrombosis Group at the Ottawa Hospital Research Institute and the Thrombosis Program at The Ottawa Hospital are centres of excellence in both clinical research and clinical care of thrombosis related illness. We are devoted to generating practice-changing knowledge in the areas of diagnosis, treatment and prevention of deep vein thrombosis and pulmonary embolism (venous thromboembolism). 

Thrombosis Programís Mission

The primary mission of the program is to energetically better the lives of patients with thromboembolic disease and thrombophilia.†
This is accomplished through

  • the design, conduct and dissemination of practice-changing clinical research
  • education of the next generation of leaders in thrombosis and thrombophilia (expert clinicians, educators and researchers) 
  • the delivery of quality cost-effective care to patients with thromboembolic disease and thrombophilia in the Ottawa region

Thrombosis Programís Vision 

It is our vision to be world leaders in developing practice-changing knowledge generation in the areas of venous thromboembolism and thrombophilia.  Our group has a strongly established presence in the development of diagnostic algorithms for suspected deep vein thrombosis and suspected pulmonary embolism and the use of bedside tools to exclude these diagnoses (clinical prediction rules and D-dimer).  We are growing an important research program in thrombophilia testing and management of thrombophilic patients. We also seek to be leaders in the next generation of experts in thromboembolism and thrombophilia through our Clinical and Research Fellowship Programs.  Finally, and importantly, we seek to deliver cost-effective quality care to patients with thromboembolism and thrombophilia in the Ottawa region through the development of an Ottawa Regional Clinical Thrombosis Program with arms of the program including thromboembolism management, peri-operative anticoagulation and oral anticoagulation management.