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  • Melissa Forgie MD FRCPC MSc

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    Melissa Forgie MD FRCPC MSc

    Dr. Melissa Forgie is a graduate of the University of Ottawa’s medical school and has fellowships in each of the specialty areas of Internal Medicine, Hematology and Thromboembolic Disorders. She has a Masters in Clinical Epidemiology. She is a clinician investigator with the Ottawa Hospital Research Institute and was the Program Director for the University of Ottawa’s Hematology Training Program for five years. She was appointed Vice-Dean, Undergraduate Medical Education at the Faculty of Medicine in May 2011, and was the Assistant Dean, Student Affairs from 2009-2011.

    Dr. Forgie has received several teaching awards, including two Faculty awards of excellence in 2010 for exceptional compassion for patients and for promotion of the well-being of her colleagues and students. Fully bilingual, she teaches in both the Anglophone and Francophone streams of the undergraduate medical education program. She has also received numerous patient care awards. She is a 2009 recipient of the Ottawa Hospital Physician Clinician Recognition Award. Her clinical practice specializes in thromboembolic diseases, hemoglobinopathies and transfusional iron overload.

     

    Physician Contact
    Title: Hematologist, Associate Dean, Undergraduate Medical Education, University of Ottawa
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    Administrative Contact
    Name: Kristy Scarfone
    Phone: (613) 737-8899 x 71056
    Email: kscarfone@toh.ca
    Mailing Address: The Ottawa Hospital General Campus 501 Smyth Road, Box 704 Ottawa, ON K1H 8L6
  • Jill Fulcher MD FRCPC

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    Dr. Jill Fulcher has recently been appointed to the Department of Medicine in the Division of Hematology, effective November 2016.

    Dr. Fulcher completed her undergraduate medical education in 2006 at University College Dublin, Ireland. In 2009, she became a member of the Royal College of Physicians of Ireland having completed her General Internal Medicine training at St. Vincent’s University Hospital, Dublin. From 2010 to 2015 she undertook Higher Specialist Training in Clinical Hematology with the Royal College of Physicians of Ireland and in 2015 became a Fellow of the Royal College of Pathology (FRCPath UK). She completed a Leukemia and Bone Marrow Transplant Fellowship at BC Cancer Agency/Vancouver General Hospital prior to moving to Ottawa to take up the position of FTA – Assistant Professor, Clinical Investigator in the Department of Medicine and Attending Hematologist at the Ottawa hospital, General Campus.

    Dr. Fulcher has a PhD in Medicine and Therapeutics from the University of Aberdeen in Scotland. She has experience in translational research at post-doctoral level with first-author publications in International peer-reviewed journals (AJ Mackarel et al). Her clinical and research interests in the Division of Hematology will focus on acute leukemia, in particular on the care of adolescent/young adults including long-term follow-up/survivorship issues.

    Physician Contact
    Title: Dr. Jill Fulcher
    Office:

    General Campus, Room L2244

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    Administrative Contact
    Name: Leah Shaw
    Phone: ext: 71284
    Fax: 6137378861
    Mailing Address: The Ottawa Hospital General Campus 501 Smyth Road, Box 704 Ottawa, Ontario K1H 8L6
  • Carol Gonsalves MD FRCPC

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    Faculty Career Path: Clinician Educator

    No bio available at this time.

    Physician Contact
    Title: Clinical Hematologist
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    Administrative Contact
    Name: Bonnie Legare
    Phone: 613 798 5555 ext. 16992
    Fax: 613 761 4840
    Email: blegare@toh.on.ca
    Mailing Address: Ottawa Blood Disease Center, TOH-General Campus 501 Smyth Rd., L2276B, Ottawa, ON K1H 8L6
  • Lothar Huebsch MD FRCPC

    Physician Bio

    Faculty Career Path: Clinician Teacher

    Bio pending

    Physician Contact
    Title: Clinical Hematologist
    Office:

    The Ottawa Hospital
    General Campus
    Room 7208

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    Administrative Contact
    Name: Brenda Leury
    Phone: (613) 737-8899 x 73904
    Fax: (613) 737-8861
    Email: bleury@toh.on.ca
    Mailing Address: The Ottawa Hospital General Campus 501 Smyth Road, Box 704 Ottawa, ON K1H 8L6
  • Natasha Kekre BSc MD FRCPC MPH

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    Brief Biography

    Dr. Natasha Kekre has been appointed to the Department of Medicine in the Division of Hematology, within the Blood and Marrow Transplant Program at The Ottawa Hospital, effective October 2015. She is also an associate scientist within the Ottawa Hospital Research Institute and an assistant professor of medicine at the University of Ottawa. She completed her Bachelor’s in Science at the University of Windsor then obtained her medical degree from the University of Ottawa. She then trained at the University of Ottawa in Internal Medicine and Hematology. She went on to do a fellowship in stem cell transplantation at Dana Farber Cancer Institute in Boston, MA with a Masters in Public Health from Harvard University. Her research is focused on developing early phase clinical trials and moving home grown therapeutic strategies into patients. She collaborates with a number of local investigators and scientists in Ottawa, studying hematologic malignancies and blood and marrow transplant recipients more specifically. Her research interests include improving transplant related outcomes, specifically working to improve relapse rates after transplant. Her background in epidemiology through her masters has also created an interest in projects with an epidemiologic focus, including but not limited to decision modeling and meta-analyses. She also participates with a number of cooperative groups in North America including the Center for International Blood and Marrow Transplant Research, the Canadian Blood and Marrow Transplant Group, the American Society of Hematology and the American Society for Blood and Marrow Transplantation.

    Selected Publications

    1: Kekre N, Marquez-Malaver FJ, Cabrero M, Piñana J, Esquirol A, Soiffer RJ, Caballero D, Terol MJ, Martino R, Antin JH, Corral LL, Solano C, Armand P, Perez-Simon JA. Fludarabine/Busulfan versus Fludarabine/Melphalan Conditioning in Patients undergoing Reduced Intensity Conditioning Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplantation for Lymphoma. Biol Blood Marrow Transplant. 2016 Jul 25. pii: S1083-8791(16)30222-1. doi: 10.1016/j.bbmt.2016.07.006. 2: Kekre N, Antin JH. Hematopoietic stem cell transplantation donor sources in the 21st century: choosing the ideal donor when a perfect match does not exist. Blood. 2014 Jul 17;124(3):334-43. 3: Kekre N, Mak KS, Stopsack KH, Binder M, Ishii K, Brånvall E, Cutler CS. Impact of HLA-Mismatch in Unrelated Donor Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplantation: A Meta-Analysis. Am J Hematol. 2016 Jun;91(6):551-5. 4: Kekre N, Kim HT, Thanarajasingam G, Armand P, Antin JH, Cutler C, Nikiforow S, Ho VT, Koreth J, Alyea EP, Soiffer RJ. Efficacy of immune suppression tapering in treating relapse after reduced intensity allogeneic stem cell transplantation. Haematologica. 2015 Sep;100(9):1222-7. 5: Kekre N, Tokessy M, Mallick R, McDiarmid S, Huebsch L, Bredeson C, Allan D, Tay J, Tinmouth A, Sheppard D. Is cytomegalovirus testing of blood products still needed for hematopoietic stem cell transplant recipients in the era of universal  leukoreduction? Biol Blood Marrow Transplant. 2013 Dec;19(12):1719-24.

    Physician Contact
    Title: Dr. Natasha Kekre
    Office:

    General Campus Room: L2242

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    Administrative Contact
    Name: Alice Black
    Phone: ext: 71064
    Fax: 613 7378861
    Email: alblack@toh.ca
    Mailing Address: The Ottawa Hospital General Campus 501 Smyth Road, Box 704 Ottawa, Ontario K1H8L6
  • Andrea Kew MD FRCPC

    Physician Bio

    Dr. Andrea Kew completed her undergraduate medical degree at Dalhousie University and then also completed residencies in Internal Medicine and Hematology ant Dalhousie. She subsequently undertook further training in stem cell transplantation at Dalhousie and at The Hammersmith Hospital and Imperial College in London, England.

    She was an Assistant Professor at Dalhousie University from 2008 until 2015. She joined the University of Ottawa as an Assistant Professor in October 2015. Her clinical interest is in plasma cell disorders.

    Dr. Kew has an academic interest in medical education and was the Program Director for Adult Hematology at Dalhousie from 20018-2013 and has recently become the Program Director for Hematology at the University of Ottawa.

    Physician Contact
    Office:

    General Campus Room L2283

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    Administrative Contact
    Name: Kimberly Hutson-Ladouceur
    Phone: ext: 71281
    Fax: 6137378861
    Email: khutson@toh.ca
    Mailing Address: The Ottawa Hospital General Campus 501 Smyth Road, Box 704 Ottawa, Ontario K1H8L6