Contact Information
Manon Levesque Departmental Secretary of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine
451 Smyth road,
Room 4155
Ottawa, Ontario
CANADA K1H 8M5 Telephone: 613-562-5422
Fax: 613-562-5442
e-mail: mlevesq2@uottawa.ca

Sheila Schnupp
Office and Residency Program Administrator (Anatomical and General Pathology)
Telephone: 613-562-5800 x8342
Fax: 613-562-5442
e-mail: sschnupp@uottawa.ca

John P. Veinot, M.D., F.R.C.P.C (Canada)
Chairman, Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine
Tel: 613-562-5422
Fax: 613-562-5442
E-mail: sschnupp@uottawa.ca

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Mindy Goldman

M.D., F.R.C.P.C (Hematology)

Adjunct Professor, Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, Faculty of Medicine
Executive Medical Director, Canadian Blood Services,

Telephone:  (613) 739-2577
Fax:  (613) 739-2002
E-mail:  mindy.goldman@blood.ca


Areas of Clinical Expertise

  • Neonatal alloimmune thrombocytopenia
  • Adverse transfusion reactions

Areas of Laboratory Medicine Expertise 

  • Immunohematology

Research Interests

  • Blood donation
  • Bacterial contamination of blood products
  • Blood donor criteria
  • TRALI


Recent Publications

  • Traore AN, Delage G, McCombie N, Robillard P, Heddle NM, Hyson C, Goldman M. Clinical and laboratory practices in investigation of suspected transfusion-transmitted bacterial infection: a survey of Canadian hospitals. Vox Sanguinis 2009;96:157-9.
  • O’Brien SF, Yi Q-L, Fan W, Fearon MA, Scalia V, Goldman M. Impact of a policy to permit the return of donors repeat-reactive to the Abbott PRISM antibody to hepatitis B core antigen assay. Transfusion 2009;49:271-7.
  • Goldman M, Xi G, Yi Q-L, Fan W, O’Brien SF. Reassessment of deferrals for tattooing and piercing. Transfusion 2009;49:648-54.
  • Ramirez-Arcos S, Goldman M. Skin disinfection methods: Prospective evaluation and post-implementation results. Transfusion 2009. In press.
  • Eder A, Goldman M, Rossmann S, Waxman, Bianco C. Selection Criteria to Protect the Blood Donor in North America and Europe:  Past (Dogma), Present (Evidence), and Future (Hemovigilance). Transfusion Medicine Reviews 2009;23(3):205-20.
  • Bianco C, Eder A, Goldman M. Why do blood centers measure donors’ blood pressure and pulse? AABB News 2009;11(7):6-7.
  • Eder A, Goldman M, editors. Blood Donor Health and Safety. Bethesda: AABB Press 2009.
  • O’Brien SF, Chiavetta JA, Fan W, Xi G, Yi QL, Goldman M, Scalia V, Fearon, MA. Assessment of a travel question to identify donors with risk of Trypanosoma cruzi: operational validity and field testing. Transfusion 2008;48:755-61.
  • O’Brien SF, Ram SS, Yi QL, Goldman M. Donor’s understanding of the definition of sex as applied to predonation screening questions. Vox Sanguinis 2008;94:329-33.
  • O’Brien SF, Fan W, Xi G, YI QL, Goldman M, Fearon MA, Infante-Rivard C, Chiavetta JA, Willems B, Pi D, Fast M, Delage G. Declining hepatitis C rates in first-time blood donors:  insight from surveillance and case-control risk factor studies. Transfusion 2008;48:902-9.
  • Goldman M. Should we attempt to detect bacteria in red blood cells? (editorial). Transfusion 2008;48:1538-40.
  • Pavenski K, Webert KE, Goldman M. Consequences of transfusion of platelet antibody:  a case report and literature review. Transfusion 2008;48:1981-9.
  • O’Brien SF, Xi G, Fan W, Yi QL, Fearon MA, Scalia V, Goldman M. Epidemiology of hepatitis B in Canadian blood donors. Transfusion 2008;48:2323-30.
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