Michelle Sholzberg


Scientist, Keenan Research Centre for Biomedical Science (KRCBS)


Dr. Michelle Sholzberg received her MDCM and residency training in Internal Medicine at McGill University, completed additional postgraduate training in Hematology at the University of Toronto and a research hemostasis fellowship in Toronto and internationally. Dr. Sholzberg has a Master of Science from the University of Toronto in Clinical Epidemiology and Health Care Research and was awarded the Claire Bombardier award for career promise as a scientist. She is a clinician-scientist with a focus on coagulation, the Division Head of Hematology-Oncology and the Medical Director of the Coagulation Laboratory at St. Michael’s Hospital. She is also the Director of the Hematology-Oncology Clinical Research Group and Co-director of the Hematology-Immunology Translational Research Theme of the Li Ka Shing Knowledge Institute. Currently, she is involved in the study of: prediction tools for perioperative and traumatic bleeding, the intersection of women’s health and bleeding disorders, treatments for iron deficiency anemia, new treatments for immune thrombocytopenia and the management of COVID-19 coagulopathy.

Recent Publications

  1. Naveed, K, Goldberg, N, Shore, E, Dhoot, A, Gabrielson, D, Goodarzi, Z et al.. Defining ferritin clinical decision limits to improve diagnosis and treatment of iron deficiency: A modified Delphi study. Int J Lab Hematol. 2023; :. doi: 10.1111/ijlh.14016. PubMed PMID:36602151 .
  2. Tse, B, Nisenbaum, R, Floros, G, Jiwajee, A, Teitel, J, Sholzberg, M et al.. Perioperative continuous infusions of factor VIII versus factor IX for patients with hemophilia A or B undergoing major surgery. J Thromb Thrombolysis. 2022; :. doi: 10.1007/s11239-022-02741-2. PubMed PMID:36547766 .
  3. Khadadah, F, Gabarin, N, Jiwajee, A, Nisenbaum, R, Hanif, H, James, P et al.. Reducing use of coagulation tests in a family medicine practice setting: An implementation study. Res Pract Thromb Haemost. 2022;6 (8):e12843. doi: 10.1002/rth2.12843. PubMed PMID:36514345 PubMed Central PMC9732811.
  4. VanderMeulen, H, Arya, S, Nersesian, S, Philbert, N, Sholzberg, M. What have we learned about the patient's experience of von Willebrand disease? A focus on women. Hematology Am Soc Hematol Educ Program. 2022;2022 (1):631-636. doi: 10.1182/hematology.2022000391. PubMed PMID:36485077 PubMed Central PMC9820129.
  5. Chornenki, NLJ, Fralick, M, Sholzberg, M. International normalized ratio and activated partial thromboplastin time testing. CMAJ. 2022;194 (33):E1135. doi: 10.1503/cmaj.220629. PubMed PMID:36302103 PubMed Central PMC9435534.
  6. Schulman, S, Sholzberg, M, Spyropoulos, AC, Zarychanski, R. "ISTH guidelines for antithrombotic treatment in COVID-19": Reply. J Thromb Haemost. 2022;20 (11):2710-2711. doi: 10.1111/jth.15854. PubMed PMID:36271457 PubMed Central PMC9801169.
  7. Ortega-Paz, L, Talasaz, AH, Sadeghipour, P, Potpara, TS, Aronow, HD, Jara-Palomares, L et al.. COVID-19-Associated Pulmonary Embolism: Review of the Pathophysiology, Epidemiology, Prevention, Diagnosis, and Treatment. Semin Thromb Hemost. 2022; :. doi: 10.1055/s-0042-1757634. PubMed PMID:36223804 .
  8. Li, N, Mahamad, S, Parpia, S, Iorio, A, Foroutan, F, Heddle, NM et al.. Development and internal validation of a clinical prediction model for the diagnosis of immune thrombocytopenia. J Thromb Haemost. 2022;20 (12):2988-2997. doi: 10.1111/jth.15885. PubMed PMID:36121734 .
  9. Khadadah, F, Rupani, N, Scott, J, Trinkaus, M, Teitel, J, Sholzberg, M et al.. Lymphoma-associated acquired von Willebrand syndrome responsive to splenectomy: A case report. EJHaem. 2022;3 (3):996-999. doi: 10.1002/jha2.486. PubMed PMID:36051021 PubMed Central PMC9421994.
  10. Schulman, S, Sholzberg, M, Spyropoulos, AC, Zarychanski, R, Resnick, HE, Bradbury, CA et al.. ISTH guidelines for antithrombotic treatment in COVID-19. J Thromb Haemost. 2022;20 (10):2214-2225. doi: 10.1111/jth.15808. PubMed PMID:35906716 PubMed Central PMC9349907.
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Affiliations & Other Activities

  • Staff Physician, Division of Hematology, St. Michael’s Hospital
  • Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine, University of Toronto