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Thrombosis / thromboembolism

The Ottawa Hospital’s Thrombosis Program is a centre 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 Program’s Mission

The primary mission of the program is to energetically better the lives of patients with venous thromboembolic disease. This is accomplished through:

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

Thrombosis Program’s Vision 

It is our vision to be world leaders in developing practice-changing knowledge generation in the areas of venous thromboembolism. Our group has a strongly established presence in the development of patient-oriented research on diagnostic algorithms for suspected deep vein thrombosis and suspected pulmonary embolism and cancer-associated thrombosis. We are growing an important research program on the management of anticoagulant-related bleeding complications. We also seek to be leaders in the next generation of experts in venous thromboembolism through our Area of Focussed Competency (AFC) Adult Thrombosis Medicine Fellowship (Clinical and Research Fellowship Programs). Finally, and importantly, we seek to deliver cost-effective quality care to patients with venous thromboembolism 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.

Research News


Can AI predict major bleeds from blood thinners?
May 28, 2024 - “More research is needed before we can use AI tools in the clinic to predict bleeding risk, but this proof-of-concept study shows they hold great promise.”
New scientist profile: Dr. Yan Xu aims to better understand blood clots in racialized populations
January 2, 2024 - “Our first step is to understand if there are ethnic and racial differences in the prevention and treatment of blood clots in Canada. And if so, what we can do about it.”
What’s the best way to prevent blood clots after hip or knee replacement surgery in people with chronic kidney disease?
December 15, 2023 - Surgery comes with a risk of blood clots, especially joint replacement surgery, so patients are given blood thinners to prevent clots from forming.
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Researchers


Name Scientific appointment Diseases, conditions and populations of interest Research and clinical approaches
Berardi, Philip
MD, PhD, FRCPC
Clinician Investigator
(CR)
Aging, Anemia, Bleeding disorders, Blood cancer, Cancer, COVID-19, Health equity, Health in older peoples, Sickle cell anemia, Thalassemia, Thrombosis / thromboembolism Artificial intelligence and data science, Basic research, Bioinformatics, Biomarkers, Cancer biotherapeutics, Cell therapy, Epigenetics, Gene expression, Genetics, Genomics, Immunotherapy, Molecular and cellular biology, Stem cells, Translational research
Burger, Dylan
PhD
Senior Scientist
(ICD)
Aging, Chronic disease, Diabetes, Heart disease, Hypertension, Kidney disease, Maternal and fetal health, Obesity, Thrombosis / thromboembolism, Type 1 diabetes, Vascular cognitive impairment, Vascular, heart and metabolic disease Basic research, Biomarkers, Disease models, Exercise, Extracellular vesicles / exosomes, Imaging, Model organisms, Molecular and cellular biology, Pharmacology, Proteomics, Regenerative medicine, Stem cells, Transgenic/knockout models, Translational research
Carrier, Marc
MD, MSc, FRCPC
Senior Scientist
(ICD)
Cancer, Thrombosis / thromboembolism Clinical research, Patient engagement
Castellucci, Lana
MD, FRCPC, MSc
Scientist
(ICD)
Thrombosis / thromboembolism Clinical research, Clinical trials, Cohort studies, Critical care, Patient engagement, Systematic reviews, Transfusions
Duffett, Lisa
MD
Associate Scientist
(ICD)
Thrombosis / thromboembolism Clinical research, Clinical trials, Epidemiology
Le Gal, Gregoire
MD, PhD
Senior Scientist
(ICD)
Thrombosis / thromboembolism Clinical decision rules, Clinical research, Clinical trials, Epidemiology, Patient engagement, Peri-operative medicine
Rodger, Marc
MD
Senior Scientist Affiliate
(ACR)
Pregnancy, Thrombosis / thromboembolism, Women's health Clinical decision rules, Clinical research, Clinical trials, Cohort studies, Epidemiology, Systematic reviews
Santos, Marlise
MD (FRCPC), MSc, MPH
Clinician Investigator
(NS)
Alzheimer's, Anxiety, Ataxia, Autoimmune disease, Autoimmune diseases of the nervous system, Blood cancer, Brain and neuromuscular disease, Brain cancer, Cancer, Chronic disease, Concussion, Dementia, Depression, Global health, Head and neck cancer, Health equity, Health in disadvantaged peoples, Infectious disease, Intellectual disabilities, Multiple sclerosis, Parkinson's, Population health, Sickle cell anemia, Spinal cord injury, Stroke, Subarachnoid hemorrhage, Thrombosis / thromboembolism, Traumatic brain injury, Traumatic injuries, Vascular cognitive impairment, Vascular, heart and metabolic disease Artificial intelligence and data science, Basic research, Behaviour, Biostatistics, Cancer biotherapeutics, Clinical decision rules, Clinical research, Clinical trials, Cohort studies, Critical care, Epidemiology, Health economics, Health research methods, Health services research, Health technology, Imaging, Patient safety, Pragmatic trials, Prevention, Public health, Qualitative methods, Quality Improvement, Shared decision making, Surgery, Surveys, Systematic reviews
Shaw, Joseph
MD MSc FRCPC DRCPSC
Associate Scientist
(ICD)
Cancer, Thrombosis / thromboembolism Biomarkers, Clinical research, Epidemiology, Peri-operative medicine, Pharmacology
Sood, Manish
MD, FRCPC, MSc
Senior Scientist
(ICD)
Heart disease, Hypertension, Kidney disease, Population health, Thrombosis / thromboembolism Cohort studies, Epidemiology, Health research methods, Health services research, Pharmacology, Prevention
Thavorn, Kednapa
BPharm, MPharm, PhD
Senior Scientist
(MIR)
Cancer, COVID-19, Diabetes, Gastrointestinal disease, Glaucoma, Global health, Health equity, Health in disadvantaged peoples, Health in older peoples, HIV, Immigrant and refugee health, Population health, Septic shock, Stroke, Thrombosis / thromboembolism, Vision Clinical research, Cohort studies, Epidemiology, Health economics, Health research methods, Health services research, Knowledge translation and implementation research, Patient engagement, Pharmacy, Public health, Quality Improvement, Systematic reviews
Wang, Xiang
Pharm.D, MSc, ACPR
Clinician Investigator
(ICD)
Cancer, Heart disease, Population health, Stroke, Thrombosis / thromboembolism Health services research
Wells, Philip
MD, FRCPC, MSc
Senior Scientist
(ICD)
Thrombosis / thromboembolism Artificial intelligence and data science, Clinical research
Xu, Yan
MD, FRCPC, MSc
Associate Scientist
(ACR)
Health equity, Health in disadvantaged peoples, Population health, Thrombosis / thromboembolism Epidemiology