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. Ward, C, Curry, N, El-Ekiaby, M, Jurk, K, Versteeg, HH, Keragala, C et al.. Illustrated State-of-the-Art Capsules of the ISTH 2024 Congress. Res Pract Thromb Haemost. 2024;8 (4):102432. doi: 10.1016/j.rpth.2024.102432. PubMed PMID:38854821 PubMed Central PMC11157278.
  2. Tang, GH, Sholzberg, M. The Definition of Iron Deficiency-An Issue of Health Equity. JAMA Netw Open. 2024;7 (6):e2413928. doi: 10.1001/jamanetworkopen.2024.13928. PubMed PMID:38848071 .
  3. Wen, S, Nisenbaum, R, Weyand, AC, Tang, GH, Auerbach, M, Sholzberg, M et al.. High prevalence of iron deficiency and socioeconomic disparities in laboratory screening of non-pregnant females of reproductive age: A retrospective cohort study. Am J Hematol. 2024; :. doi: 10.1002/ajh.27352. PubMed PMID:38695834 .
  4. VanderMeulen, H, Tang, GH, Sholzberg, M. Tranexamic acid for management of heavy vaginal bleeding: barriers to access and myths surrounding its use. Res Pract Thromb Haemost. 2024;8 (3):102389. doi: 10.1016/j.rpth.2024.102389. PubMed PMID:38623473 PubMed Central PMC11017359.
  5. Tapper, EB, Warner, MA, Shah, RP, Emamaullee, J, Dunbar, NM, Sholzberg, M et al.. Management of coagulopathy among patients with cirrhosis undergoing upper endoscopy and paracentesis: Persistent gaps and areas of consensus in a multispecialty Delphi. Hepatology. 2024; :. doi: 10.1097/HEP.0000000000000856. PubMed PMID:38557474 .
  6. Colacci, M, Raissi, A, Ray, P, Sholzberg, M, Rothman, KJ, Fralick, M et al.. Randomized controlled trials of switching to a new medication vs continuing a chronic medication may underestimate the risk of adverse events in those continuing because of asymmetric depletion of susceptibles. J Clin Epidemiol. 2024; :111336. doi: 10.1016/j.jclinepi.2024.111336. PubMed PMID:38552726 .
  7. Britto, J, Holbrook, A, Sun, H, Cserti-Gazdewich, C, Prokopchuk-Gauk, O, Hsia, C et al.. Thrombopoietin Receptor Agonists and Other Second-Line Therapies for Immune Thrombocytopenia: A Narrative Review With a Focus on Drug Access in Canada. Clin Invest Med. 2024;47 (1):13-22. doi: 10.3138/cim-2024-2569. PubMed PMID:38546381 .
  8. Schulman, S, Arnold, DM, Bradbury, CA, Broxmeyer, L, Connors, JM, Falanga, A et al.. 2023 ISTH update of the 2022 ISTH guidelines for antithrombotic treatment in COVID-19. J Thromb Haemost. 2024;22 (6):1779-1797. doi: 10.1016/j.jtha.2024.02.011. PubMed PMID:38503600 .
  9. Gil Gonzalez, L, Won, KD, Tawhidi, Z, Cummins, E, Cruz-Leal, Y, Tundidor Cabado, Y et al.. Human Fc gamma receptor IIIA blockade inhibits platelet destruction in a humanized murine model of ITP. Blood Adv. 2024;8 (8):1869-1879. doi: 10.1182/bloodadvances.2023012155. PubMed PMID:38330193 PubMed Central PMC11007428.
  10. Manuel, P, Tang, GH, Weyand, A, James, P, Sholzberg, M. Academic bullying in science and medicine: the need for reform. Res Pract Thromb Haemost. 2024;8 (1):102270. doi: 10.1016/j.rpth.2023.102270. PubMed PMID:38222079 PubMed Central PMC10784303.
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Affiliations & Other Activities

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