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Clinics & Inpatient Care Units

Hemophilia Comprehensive Care Program

Team

Jerry Teitel, MD

Dr. Teitel has been Medical Director of the St. Michael’s Hospital Hemophilia Treatment Centre since its founding in 1983. He received his doctor of medicine from the University of Toronto. He later did clinical fellowships in internal medicine and hematology at the University of Toronto, and a research fellowship in coagulation at Harvard University. He was then appointed to the medical staff at St. Michael’s Hospital, and to the University of Toronto, where he now holds the rank of Professor. He served as Division Head of Hematology and Oncology at St. Michael’s Hospital for 15 years. He has been President of the Canadian Hematology Society and the Hemophilia and Thrombosis Research Society of North America, and he was the first elected President of the Association of Hemophilia Clinic Directors of Canada. He has written or co-authored over 100 peer-reviewed articles and book chapters in the field of coagulation and bleeding disorders.

Michelle Sholzberg, MD

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 and internationally. Dr. Sholzberg has a master's 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-Investigator with a focus on bleeding, the interim 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. 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, the intersection of women’s health and bleeding disorders, COVID-19 coagulopathy and new treatments for immune thrombocytopenia.

McKenzie Quevillon, RN

McKenzie Quevillon is the clinical Nurse Coordinator of the Hemophilia and Bleeding Disorder Program. She received her bachelor of science in Nursing from Nipissing University and has completed her Master's of Nursing at Ryerson University. She has been at St Michael’s Hospital for many years, previously worked as the Resource Nurse in the Therapeutic Endoscopy department and has been showcased speaking at local and National Canadian Society of Gastroenterology Nursing Conferences. In 2018 she was awarded the Excellence in Education award for her work in educating nurses in endoscopy both on local and national levels.

As a Clinical Nurse Coordinator, she plays a key role in caring, supporting, educating and coordinating the care of hemophilia and bleeding disorder patients. She is a dynamic nurse educator and leader and is excited to grow within the Hemophilia program.

Grazyna (Grace) Wozniak, RN

Grace has been working at St. Michael's for many years. She completed The Bott-Harrington Nursing Fellowship in Bleeding Disorders in 2017 and started working in the Hemophilia/HIV clinic in 2018. She is passionate about providing care and education to patients with hemophilia and bleeding disorders, as well as HIV population and their families. Grace plays a critical role in assisting her patients' personal health management and improving their quality of life.

Laurence Boma-Fischer, PT, MSc

Laurence completed his master's of science in Physiotherapy at McMaster University and also holds a master's of science degree from the University of Guelph. Additionally, he has completed the Advanced Clinician Practitioner in Arthritis Care (ACPAC) program at University of Toronto. Laurence has a practice focus in orthopedic rehabilitation and is a Lecturer at the University of Toronto’s Department of Physical Therapy. Laurence currently works in an extended scope role as the Physiotherapist in the Toronto Comprehensive Hemophilia Program at St. Michael’s Hospital. He also practices at the Medcan Clinic with a special interest in Arthritis care. Laurence is a member of the Canadian Physiotherapists in Hemophilia Care (CPHC) group and maintains a research interest in the use of point of care ultrasound for joint and muscle bleed assessment in hemophilia care.

Clerical Assistants

Antonette Travas
Latesha Davis

Research Team

Aziz Jiwajee (Research Manager)
Vidushi Swarup (Research Coordinator)

Affiliated specialties

Dr. Jeff Mandel (dentist)
Suite 2101 - 1 Queen St. East
Toronto, Ontario. M5C 2W5
Tel: 416-364-6464
Fax: 416-364-1688
Email: queenstreetdentalcare@bellnet.ca

Hemophilia Ontario

Bojan Pirnat
Member Support and Services Coordinator
Tel: 647-354-5660
Email: bpirnat@hemophilia.on.ca or info@hemophilia.on.ca