The St. Joseph's Healthcare Medical Grand Rounds held on  February 17 focused on the topic: "Five things every internist should know about anticoagulants".

The objectives were to:

  • Select an appropriate anticoagulant drug based on treatment indication and patient characteristics
  • Describe ways to minimize the risk of bleeding on anticoagulant therapy
  • Describe the indications and risks of thrombolysis for acute PE.

The Speaker was Dr. Siraj Mithoowani, Assistant Professor, Division of Hematology & Thromboembolism, Department of Medicine. He is a clinical hematologist at St. Joseph's Healthcare Hamilton specializing in benign hematology and venous thromboembolism. Dr. Mithoowani obtained his MD degree, and completed Internal Medicine and Hematology residency, as well as a clinical and research fellowship in Benign Hematology and Thromboembolism all at McMaster University. He became a full-time faculty member in the Department of Medicine in July 2020. His clinical and research interests are in venous thromboembolism, immune thrombocytopenia and health professions education.

Future Rounds:

  • February 24 – New Recruit Series, Rheumatology - HHS Hosting
  • March 3 – Chair’s Medical Grand Rounds
  • March 10 – New Recruit Series, Neurology – HHS Hosting
  • March 17 – Cancelled (March Break).

The presentation is now available on the Department of Medicine YouTube Channel.



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