Coagulation Medicine

The Fellowship Program in Coagulation at the University of Alberta is tailored to the needs of the individual fellow. The Alberta Health Services - Edmonton Zone Coagulation service is a reference service for all of Northern Alberta with expertise in a wide spectrum of coagulation disorders support for a wide variety of clinical specialties including pediatric and adult hematology /oncology, solid organ transplant, critical care, obstetrics/ gynecology, trauma, and cardiovascular surgery. In addition to routine coagulation testing, the fellow will be exposed to the management and investigation of inherited and acquired bleeding disorders; platelet abnormalities (platelet aggregation, thromboelastography & platelet mapping, platelet electron microscopy), thrombophilic investigations and lumiaggregometry for heparin induced thrombocytopenia. For the typical fellow involved in the program, there will be rotations through the reference special coagulation laboratory as well as smaller routine coagulation facilities and involvement with specialty clinics in both adult and pediatric Hemostasis and Thrombosis. During the one year program, the fellow will be exposed to work up of a wide variety of coagulation disorders.

The faculty within the Division of Hematopathology, our laboratory scientists and technical staff will provide expertise in all aspects of coagulation. Fellows are supervised, in rotation, by all participating staff and faculty members for the benefit of the subspecialty expertise that is available in the region, and to be exposed to different points of view. They will participate in clinical consulting activities and teaching activities which the coagulation service provides. Fellows will also participate in the teaching programs of the University during which they may supervise residents, undergraduate medical students and medical laboratory science students. Clinical research is also a requirement and time allotment is provided.

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