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Katerina Pavenski

Katerina Pavenski

Head of Division of Transfusion Medicine, St. Michael's Hospital, Canada

Katerina Pavenski, MD, FRCPC (Transfusion Medicine) is the Head of the Division of Transfusion Medicine and the medical director of the Patient Blood Management and Therapeutic Apheresis Services at St. Michael's Hospital. Her undergraduate training was in Genetics at the University of Manitoba (1997). She obtained her Doctor of Medicine degree from the University of Toronto (2001) and subsequently completed residency training in Internal Medicine (2004) and Adult Clinical Hematology (2006) in Toronto. She also completed her residency in Transfusion Medicine at the McMaster University, Hamilton (2006-08). She is an associate professor in the Department of Pathobiology and Laboratory Medicine and is cross-appointed in the Department of Medicine. Her research interests include clinical transfusion medicine, transfusion management of massive hemorrhage, patient blood management, TTP and other thrombotic microangiopathies, as well as therapeutic apheresis. She is the immediate past Chair and member of the Ontario Blood Advisory Committee (OBAC) and a member of the National Advisory Committee on Blood and Blood Products (NAC). She is the Chair of the Topics Committee of the ICTMG (the International Collaboration for Transfusion Medicine Guidelines). She was the Chair of the Local Organizing Committee of the 35th international congress of the International Society of Blood Transfusion (ISBT) (June 2-6 2018, Toronto, Canada) and served on the board of directors of the Canadian Society for Transfusion Medicine.

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