Michelle Sholzberg


Associate Scientist, Li Ka Shing Knowledge Institute


Dr. Michelle Sholzberg received her MDCM and residency training in Internal Medicine at McGill University and she completed additional postgraduate training in Hematology at the University of Toronto. She has also completed a research hemostasis fellowship in Toronto. Dr. Sholzberg has a Master of Science from the University of Toronto in Clinical Epidemiology and Health Care Research. She is a clinical hematologist with a focus on bleeding and is the Medical Director of the Coagulation Laboratory at St. Michael’s Hospital. She is also the Co-Director of the Hematology-Oncology Clinical Research Group and of the Hematology-Immunology Translational Research Theme. Her research interests include inherited and acquired disorders of hemostasis. Currently, she is involved in the study of: prediction tools for perioperative bleeding, the appropriateness of coagulation testing and new treatments for immune thrombocytopenia.

Recent Publications

  1. Nensi, A, Gill, P, Simpson, A, Sholzberg, M, Hare, G, Robertson, D et al.. Impact of a "Blood Conservation Bundle" Checklist on Perioperative Transfusion Rates During Myomectomy. J Minim Invasive Gynecol. 2020; :. doi: 10.1016/j.jmig.2020.05.010. PubMed PMID:32442485 .
  2. Lee, SG, Fralick, M, Sholzberg, M. Coagulopathy associated with COVID-19. CMAJ. 2020; :. doi: 10.1503/cmaj.200685. PubMed PMID:32357997 .
  3. Elbaz, C, Sholzberg, M, Hanif, H, Bonnefoy, A, Pavenski, K. New mutation found to cause hereditary thrombotic thrombocytopenic purpura in a patient presenting with seizures in adulthood. Platelets. 2020; :1-3. doi: 10.1080/09537104.2020.1732327. PubMed PMID:32103696 .
  4. Arya, S, Wilton, P, Page, D, Boma-Fischer, L, Floros, G, Dainty, KN et al.. Healthcare provider perspectives on inequities in access to care for patients with inherited bleeding disorders. PLoS ONE. 2020;15 (2):e0229099. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0229099. PubMed PMID:32078655 PubMed Central PMC7032703.
  5. Khandelwal, A, Phua, CW, Chaudhry, HR, Tsui, H, Rivard, GE, Teitel, JM et al.. Confounding effect of therapeutic protamine and heparin levels on routine and special coagulation testing. Blood Coagul. Fibrinolysis. 2020;31 (1):60-64. doi: 10.1097/MBC.0000000000000882. PubMed PMID:31904611 .
  6. Tang, GH, Norris, E, Petrucci, J, James, PD, Lee, A, Poon, MC et al.. Bone health in symptomatic carriers of haemophilia A: a protocol for a multicentre prospective matched-cohort study. BMJ Open. 2019;9 (12):e032891. doi: 10.1136/bmjopen-2019-032891. PubMed PMID:31796490 PubMed Central PMC7003383.
  7. Abdulrehman, J, Tang, GH, Auerbach, M, Santesso, N, Sholzberg, M. The safety and efficacy of ferumoxytol in the treatment of iron deficiency: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Transfusion. 2019;59 (12):3646-3656. doi: 10.1111/trf.15587. PubMed PMID:31762068 .
  8. VanderMeulen, H, Petrucci, J, Floros, G, Meffe, F, Dainty, KN, Sholzberg, M et al.. The experience of postpartum bleeding in women with inherited bleeding disorders. Res Pract Thromb Haemost. 2019;3 (4):733-740. doi: 10.1002/rth2.12246. PubMed PMID:31624793 PubMed Central PMC6782019.
  9. Callum, JL, Yeh, CH, Petrosoniak, A, McVey, MJ, Cope, S, Thompson, T et al.. A regional massive hemorrhage protocol developed through a modified Delphi technique. CMAJ Open. ;7 (3):E546-E561. doi: 10.9778/cmajo.20190042. PubMed PMID:31484650 PubMed Central PMC6726467.
  10. Abdulrehman, J, Lausman, A, Tang, GH, Nisenbaum, R, Petrucci, J, Pavenski, K et al.. Development and implementation of a quality improvement toolkit, iron deficiency in pregnancy with maternal iron optimization (IRON MOM): A before-and-after study. PLoS Med. 2019;16 (8):e1002867. doi: 10.1371/journal.pmed.1002867. PubMed PMID:31430296 PubMed Central PMC6701755.
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Affiliations & Other Activities

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