Speakers & Bios

Michelle Zeller, MD, FRCPC, MHPE, DRCPSC

Dr. Michelle Zeller is an Assistant Professor and clinical hematologist with the Division of Hematology & Thromboembolism; Department of Medicine, McMaster University and the Associate Director of Operations, Transfusion Medicine for Hamilton Health Sciences. She is the Program Director for the Transfusion Medicine AFC Diploma Program at McMaster University and a Medical Officer at Canadian Blood Services. Prior to joining faculty at McMaster, she completed postgraduate training programs in Internal Medicine, Hematology and Transfusion Medicine in addition to a Masters in Health Professions Education. Clinical areas of interest include iron deficiency, iron overload and blood product utilization.

Nadine Shehata MD, MSc, FRCPC

Dr. Nadine Shehata is the hematologist for the Special Pregnancy Program at Mount Sinai Hospital and the co-supervisor of the Maternal Fetal Hematology Fellowship at the University of Toronto. She is the medical director of the transfusion medicine laboratory at Mount Sinai Hospital. Dr. Shehata’s research interests are in transfusion medicine as it relates to cardiovascular surgery and maternal fetal medicine, hematological disorders disorders of pregnancy and evidence based practise guidelines.

Deborah Siegal MD, MSc., FRCPC

Dr. Deb Siegal completed Internal Medicine and Hematology training at McMaster University. She holds Master of Science degrees in Pharmacology and Health Research Methodology. Dr. Siegal is currently an Assistant Professor in the Division of Hematology and Thromboembolism and an Investigator at the Population Health Research Institute at McMaster University. Dr. Siegal’s primary research interest is improving outcomes following iatrogenic blood loss associated with anticoagulation and diagnostic testing.

Ian Quirt MD, FRCPC

Dr. Ian Quirt is a Professor Emeritus of Medicine in the Department of Medicine at the University of Toronto and was a Hematologist, Medical Oncologist and Director of Education in the Department of Medical Oncology and Hematology at the Princess Margaret Hospital, University Health Network (UHN). He has supervised the University of Toronto undergraduate teaching in hematology and the postgraduate program in medical oncology. He has coordinated clinical trials for the National Cancer Institute of Canada Clinical Trials Group. Since his retirement from patient care he has continued to be a tutor for medical students at UHN. Recently he takes Hematology Morning Report with the GIM residents at Saint Michael’s Hospital and gives a few Academic Half Day presentations to the Hematology postgraduate residents. He is the Mentorship Facilitator for the U of T Division of Hematology.