Kerstin de Wit
Kerstin de Wit (née Hogg)
MBChB, BSc, MSc, MD
Assistant Professor, Division of Emergency Medicine, Department of Medicine
Emergency Medicine and Thrombosis Physician, Hamilton Health Sciences
Education and Professional Standing
- MSc Epidemiology, Ottawa, 2014
- MD (Medical Research Doctorate), Manchester, UK, 2004
- MBChB (Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery), Edinburgh, UK, 1996
- BSc Pharmacology, Edinburgh, UK, 1994
- Fellowship of the Royal College of Physicians Canada (FRCPC), 2014
- Fellowship of the Royal College of Emergency Medicine (FRCEM), UK, 2008
- Membership of the Royal College of Physicians (MRCP), Edinburgh, UK, 1999
Research and Clinical Interests
Kerstin de Wit is a Thrombosis researcher. Prior research includes diagnostic testing for deep vein thrombosis and pulmonary embolism in the Emergency Department, and her first research degree thesis assessed bedside tests for excluding pulmonary embolism (the MIOPED study). Her second diagnostic study focussed on novel blood biomarkers for the diagnosis of venous thrombosis in the Emergency department (the THREAD study).
Since moving to Canada, she has performed two prospective studies measuring the quality of life in acute venous thrombosis and comparing methods for measuring these health states. Her second research thesis developed an electronic method for identifying patients who were bleeding in The Ottawa Hospital.
She remains actively involved with Emergency department research on the diagnosis of venous thrombosis and the diagnosis of bleeding.