Hematology Research Group

The Hematology Research group at St. Paul’s Hospital investigates a broad range of blood conditions including both benign and malignant disorders of blood proteins and blood cells. Areas of research include: Myelodysplastic Syndromes, Acute Myeloid Leukemia, Chronic Myeloid Leukemia, Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia, Idiopathic Thrombocytopenic Purpura, Lymphoma in HIV patients, Hemophilia and Thrombosis. The group was pioneered and founded by Dr. Linda Vickars and is currently directed by Dr. Heather Leitch. The group entails seven hematologists all acting as investigators and two research study staff. The research staff brings a wide range of experience, both local and international, to the group, which include employment in industry, as well as clinical research with other groups.