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. 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 .
  2. 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.
  3. Bao, J, Shore, EM, Simpson, AN, Hare, GMT, Sholzberg, M, Robertson, D et al.. Delphi Approach for the Design of an Intraoperative Blood Conservation Pathway for Open Myomectomy. J Obstet Gynaecol Can. 2019; :. doi: 10.1016/j.jogc.2019.04.023. PubMed PMID:31296447 .
  4. Liu, J, Pavenski, K, Sholzberg, M. Appropriateness of intravenous immunoglobulin use in immune thrombocytopenia (ITP): A Canadian centre deep dive audit. Transfus. Apher. Sci. 2019;58 (4):491-494. doi: 10.1016/j.transci.2019.05.003. PubMed PMID:31105060 .
  5. Tang, GH, Dhir, V, Scheer, AS, Tricco, AC, Sholzberg, M, Brezden-Masley, C et al.. Intravenous iron versus oral iron or observation for gastrointestinal malignancies: a systematic review. Eur J Gastroenterol Hepatol. 2019;31 (7):799-808. doi: 10.1097/MEG.0000000000001433. PubMed PMID:31082997 .
  6. Abdulrehman, J, Houston, BL, Chaudhry, H, Rivard, GE, Teitel, JM, Sholzberg, M et al.. Acquired haemophilia A and concomitant factor XIII consumption. Haemophilia. 2019;25 (3):e180-e183. doi: 10.1111/hae.13690. PubMed PMID:30843631 .
  7. Tang, GH, Sholzberg, M, Brezden-Masley, C. Response: patient blood management strategies for iron-deficiency anemia management in gastric cancer. Eur J Gastroenterol Hepatol. 2019;31 (3):403. doi: 10.1097/MEG.0000000000001313. PubMed PMID:30720606 .
  8. Arnold, DM, Jamula, E, Heddle, NM, Cook, RJ, Hsia, C, Sholzberg, M et al.. Peri-Operative Eltrombopag or Immune Globulin for Patients with Immune Thrombocytopaenia (The Bridging ITP Trial): Methods and Rationale. Thromb. Haemost. 2019;119 (3):500-507. doi: 10.1055/s-0038-1677531. PubMed PMID:30685874 .
  9. Sholzberg, M. Malignant benign hematology. Res Pract Thromb Haemost. 2019;3 (1):15-17. doi: 10.1002/rth2.12170. PubMed PMID:30656271 PubMed Central PMC6332750.
  10. Mahamad, S, Chaudhry, H, Nisenbaum, R, McFarlan, A, Rizoli, S, Ackery, A et al.. Exploring the effect of factor Xa inhibitors on rotational thromboelastometry: a case series of bleeding patients. J. Thromb. Thrombolysis. 2019;47 (2):272-279. doi: 10.1007/s11239-018-1785-0. PubMed PMID:30506352 .
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Affiliations & Other Activities

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