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. Ocran, E, Chornenki, NLJ, Bowman, M, Sholzberg, M, James, P. Gastrointestinal bleeding in von Willebrand patients: special diagnostic and management considerations. Expert Rev Hematol. 2023; :. doi: 10.1080/17474086.2023.2221846. PubMed PMID:37278227 .
  2. Bogler, O, Raissi, A, Colacci, M, Beaman, A, Biering-Sørensen, T, Cressman, A et al.. Association Between Diabetes and Mortality Among Adult Patients Hospitalized With COVID-19: A Cohort Study of Hospitalized Adults in Ontario, Canada, and Copenhagen, Denmark. Can J Diabetes. 2023; :. doi: 10.1016/j.jcjd.2023.02.005. PubMed PMID:37074240 PubMed Central PMC9946865.
  3. Merz, LE, Siad, FM, Creary, M, Sholzberg, M, Weyand, AC. Laboratory-based inequity in thrombosis and hemostasis: review of the evidence. Res Pract Thromb Haemost. 2023;7 (2):100117. doi: 10.1016/j.rpth.2023.100117. PubMed PMID:37063772 PubMed Central PMC10099330.
  4. Mahamad, S, Modi, D, Al-Samkari, H, Cuker, A, Despotovic, JM, Italiano, JE et al.. Proceedings of the immune thrombocytopenia summit: new concepts in mechanisms, diagnosis, and management. Res Pract Thromb Haemost. 2023;7 (2):100097. doi: 10.1016/j.rpth.2023.100097. PubMed PMID:37063755 PubMed Central PMC10099320.
  5. Lin, Y, Del Giudice, ME, Kron, A, Meirovich, H, Sholzberg, M, Swarup, V et al.. A pilot feasibility trial of daily versus every other day oral iron supplementation in patients with iron deficiency anaemia. Br J Haematol. 2023;201 (5):1000-1004. doi: 10.1111/bjh.18792. PubMed PMID:36999886 .
  6. Thachil, J, Connors, JM, Mahlangu, J, Sholzberg, M. Reclassifying hemophilia to include the definition of outcomes and phenotype as new targets. J Thromb Haemost. 2023; :. doi: 10.1016/j.jtha.2023.03.016. PubMed PMID:36972786 .
  7. 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;45 (3):377-386. doi: 10.1111/ijlh.14016. PubMed PMID:36602151 .
  8. 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. 2023;55 (2):273-281. doi: 10.1007/s11239-022-02741-2. PubMed PMID:36547766 .
  9. 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.
  10. 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.
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Affiliations & Other Activities

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