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Shannon Bates

MDCM, MSc, FRCP(C)

    * MSc, McMaster University 2003
    * FRCP(C), Hematology 1996
    * FRCP(C), Internal Medicine 1995
    * MDCM, 1991 McGill University.

Associate Professor, Department of Medicine, Division of Hematology & Thromboembolism
Adult Hematology Residency Program Director

Research Interests

Dr. Shannon Bates, a haematologist with expertise in the field of thromboembolism, received her subspecialty training at McMaster University. Her clinical activities are based at the McMaster Division of Hamilton Health Sciences. Simplification of the diagnosis of venous thromboembolism, development of new diagnostic strategies in patient populations not well served by currently available techniques, and venous thromboembolism in pregnancy are among her research interests. Dr. Bates is the principal investigator of an international multicentre trial funded by the Canadian Institutes of Health Research examining the role of D-dimer testing in patients with suspected recurrent deep vein thrombosis and the co-principal investigator of a Heart and Stroke Foundation of Ontario-funded multicentre study evaluating a new diagnostic strategy in suspected pulmonary embolism. She is the recipient of a New Investigator Award from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research University-Industry Program.

Dr. Bates is also Chair, American College of Chest Physicians Evidence-Based Clinical Practice Guidelines (Eighth Edition): Venous thromboembolism, thrombophilia, antithrombotic therapy and pregnancy.

Selected Publications

   1. Bates SM, Ginsberg JS. Clinical Practice: Treatment of Deep Vein Thrombosis. N Engl J Med 2004;351:268-77.

   2. Bates SM, Greer IA, Hirsh J, Ginsberg JS. Seventh ACCP Consensus Conference on Antithrombotic Therapy: Use of antithrombotic agents during pregnancy. Chest 2004;126:627S-44S.

   3. Bates SM, Kearon C, Crowther M, Linkins L, O’Donnell M, Douketis J, Lee AYY, Weitz JI, Johnston M, Ginsberg JS. A diagnostic strategy involving a quantitative latex D-dimer reliably excludes deep vein thrombosis. Ann Intern Med 2003;138:787-94.