Queen's University Department of Medicine
Division of Hematology
Website updated:1 Aug 2011
The Hematology Division exists to ensure excellence in the care of patients with blood diseases, to educate undergraduates and postgraduates in clinical hematology, and to conduct research on diseases of the blood.
The Hematology in-patient service is staffed by Drs Matthews, Dudebout, Lee and James from the Department of Medicine. The service is allocated 7 beds on Kidd 9 and provides specialized care for patients with hematological disorders and those undergoing autologous stem cell transplantation.
Hematopoietic stem cell transplant program
Out Patient Procedures
Number of Patients
Case-Mix (most common only)
1. Blood transfusion for bone marrow
Division of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology, chaired by Dr Silva, provides services in outpatient and inpatient pediatric hematology, and a comprehensive children's cancer service.
Hematopathology services are provided by the Department of Pathology, which includes Drs Lillicrap, Rapson, Shepherd, Rauh and LeBrun. Together they comprise the Division of Hematopathology.
The Palliative Care Medicine Program provides consultative services to Kingston General Hospital, Kingston Regional Cancer Centre, St. Mary's of the Lake Hospital, the local community, and the region. There are 6 inpatient beds at St. Mary's of the Lake Hospital. Beds for complex palliative cases exist on Connell 10 at KGH.
The Division has a major focus on the basic science of
thrombosis and hemostasis. Dr Lillicrap studies
the molecular genetics of von Willebrand’s disease
and gene therapy of hemophilia. Dr James has taken a lead
role in developing a clinical research program into the
genetics of von Willebrands disease and other disorders of
coagulation and thrombosis.
Epidemiology and Clinical Trials: Dr. Meyer and Dr. Eisenhauer are respectively Director, and Director of the IND program, at the National Cancer Institute of Canada Clinical Trials Group. Dr Lois Shepherd is a Physician Co-coordinator in the same organization. The attending physicians in Hematology contribute to NCIC clinical trials. Dr Silva contributes to a number of pediatric studies.
Postgraduate Training Programs
1. Adult Hematology . This 2 year comprehensive hematology training program received full accreditation by the Royal College at its last review in 2005. The program director is Dr David Lee.
2. Other postgraduate education:
House staff from Internal Medicine, Family Medicine and other programs rotate through the hematology/oncology and palliative care services. CME courses are given each year in in palliative care. Bioethics education is given in CME sessions and to various Queen's training programs. Hematology contributes regularly to Mid-Day Medicine rounds, and to the Core Internal Medicine academic half-day series.
Phase IIA: Dr Paula James chairs the phase IIa hematology block, a three-week course of lectures, seminars, medical science rounds, case presentations, and practical sessions in hematology. The program is widely regarded as one of the best in phase IIA and has been studied by the educationalists because of this.
Clinical Skills: Members of the Division contribute to the phase I and phase 2 clinical skills sessions
Problem-Based Learning: division members contribute to this program
Clerkship: Clinical clerks rotate through the inpatient unit, clinics and consulations
Summer Students are supervised on a regular basis in hematology (e.g. the ASH scholarship)
HemeTeam: Dr PR Galbraith (emeritus professor of hematology) has devised an interactive teaching program as a companion to the study of hematology, aimed at undergraduates and trainees in internal medicine. It is also available on CD ROM from Dr Galbraith: instructions on how to obtain it are on the HemeTeam home page.
and clinical enquiries: all referrals are
triaged within 1 working day of receipt and are seen by
whichever physician has the soonest appropriate clinic
slot. Please call for urgent problems, or if you wish a
particular physician to see the patient.
Phone out of hours: 613-548-2473 and ask for the hematologist on-call
Sandra Dudley (Division Secretary and Program Assistant) 613-533-6329 (phone) 613-533-6855 (fax) email email@example.com
Shelley Cox (Dr James, Dr Swain) 613-533-2946 (phone) 613-533-6855 (fax) email firstname.lastname@example.org
Amanda Carquez (Dr Matthews, Dr Lee) 613-533-6803 (phone) 613-533-6855 (fax) email email@example.com
Dr JH Matthews: 613-533-6803 (phone) 613-533-6855 (fax) email firstname.lastname@example.org
Dr David Lee: 613-533-6803 (phone) 613-533-6855 (fax) email email@example.com
Dr Paula James: 613-533-2946 (phone) 613-533-6855 (fax) email firstname.lastname@example.org
Dr Jill Dudebout: 613-533-2946 (phone) 613-533-6855 (fax) email email@example.com
Mailing Address for all:
Division of Hematology, Etherington Hall, Room 2015
94 Stuart Street
Kingston, Ontario, Canada. K7L 3N6.
Updated: 1 Aug 2011
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