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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


Tools can identify which patients should stop taking blood thinners for unexplained blood clots
November 30, 2022 - Over 750,000 Canadians will have an unexplained vein blood clot in their lifetime, known as venous thrombosis.
Bench to bedside: the quest to prevent cancer from coming back after surgery
October 20, 2022 - Researchers at The Ottawa Hospital have made another important step forward in their quest to find innovative ways to stop cancer from coming back after surgery. While surgery often provides the best option for removing all or most of a tumour, resea
Dr. Marc Carrier recognized as one of top blood clot researchers in Canada
July 13, 2022 - Dr. Marc Carrier has received a major honour recognizing his outstanding contributions to advancing blood and blood vessel care in both in Canada and around the world.
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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
(Cancer Therapeutics)
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
Carrier, Marc
MD, MSc, FRCPC
Senior Scientist
(Clinical Epidemiology)
Cancer, Thrombosis / thromboembolism Clinical research, Patient engagement
Castellucci, Lana
MD, FRCPC, MSc
Scientist
(Clinical Epidemiology)
Thrombosis / thromboembolism Clinical research, Clinical trials, Cohort studies, Critical care, Patient engagement, Systematic reviews, Transfusions
Duffett, Lisa
MD
Associate Scientist
(Clinical Epidemiology)
Thrombosis / thromboembolism Clinical research, Clinical trials, Epidemiology
Le Gal, Gregoire
MD, PhD
Senior Scientist
(Clinical Epidemiology)
Thrombosis / thromboembolism Clinical decision rules, Clinical research, Clinical trials, Epidemiology, Patient engagement, Peri-operative medicine
Rodger, Marc
MD
Affiliate Investigator
(Clinical Epidemiology)
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
(Clinical Epidemiology)
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, FRCPC
Clinician Investigator
(Clinical Epidemiology)
Cancer, Thrombosis / thromboembolism Biomarkers, Clinical research, Epidemiology, Peri-operative medicine, Pharmacology
Sood, Manish
MD, FRCPC, MSc
Senior Scientist
(Clinical Epidemiology)
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
(Clinical Epidemiology)
Cancer, COVID-19, Diabetes, Gastrointestinal disease, Glaucoma, Global health, 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
(Clinical Epidemiology)
Cancer, Heart disease, Population health, Stroke, Thrombosis / thromboembolism Health services research
Wells, Philip
MD, FRCPC, MSc
Senior Scientist
(Clinical Epidemiology)
Thrombosis / thromboembolism Artificial intelligence and data science, Clinical research