Lori-Ann Linkins

Lori-Ann Linkins

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

Associate Professor, Department of Medicine, Hematology and Thromboembolism

Masters in Health Research Methodology, McMaster University, 2005
F.R.C.P.(C). Hematology, 2000
F.R.C.P.(C). Internal Medicine, 1999
M.D., McMaster University, 1995

Email: linkinla@mcmaster.ca

Dr. Lori-Ann Linkins received her medical degree from McMaster University in 1995. After completing her Hematology residency at McMaster University in 2000, she began a research fellowship in Thromboembolism at the Juravinski Hospital and Cancer Centre in Hamilton. In 2004, she joined the Faculty of Medicine at McMaster as a consultant on venous thromboembolism for the Division of Hematology and Thromboembolism (Assistant Professor).  Dr. Linkins obtained her Masters degree in Health Research Methodology at McMaster in 2005. She has been the recipient of research fellowship awards from the Thrombosis Interest Group of Canada, the Canadian Institutes of Health Research, and the Heart & Stroke Foundation of Canada.

Research Interests

Dr. Linkins’ research interests include the diagnosis of deep vein thrombosis, bleeding on anticoagulant therapy, and diagnosis of heparin induced thrombocytopenia. She is currently the PI on a clinical trial funded by the Heart & Stroke Foundation of Canada. The study is a 500 patient trial that is evaluating how a clinical score and rapid immunoassay can be combined to improve the way heparin-induced thrombocytopenia is diagnosed in the clinical setting. Her research is currently supported by a New Investigator Award from the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada.

Selected Publications

  1. Linkins LA, Bates SM, Ginsberg JS, Kearon C. Use of different D-dimer levels to exclude venous thromboembolism depending on clinical pretest probability. J of Thromb Haemost 2004;2:1256-1260.

  2. Linkins LA, Pasquale P, Paterson S, Kearon C. Change in thrombus length on venous and recurrent deep vein thrombosis. Arch Intern Med 2004;164:1793-1796.

  3. Linkins LA, Choi P, Douketis JD. What is the clinical impact of bleeding in patients with venous thromboembolism who are receiving oral anticoagulant therapy? A meta-analysis investigating case-fatality and intracranial bleeding risk. Ann Intern Med 2003;139:893-900.

Lab Profiles

Ji Zhou, MD, Research Associate
Jim Fredenburgh, PhD, Research Associate
Iqbal Jaffer, MBBS, MD Fellow, PhD
Tammy Truong, MSc, PhD Candidate
Vishal Patel, MSc Candidate
Alan Stafford, MSc, Research Assistant- Retired
Beverly Leslie, Research Assistant - Retired

Lab Profiles

Nima Vaezzadeh, PhD Candidate
Ran Ni, PhD Candidate
Shana Aadl Shaya, MSc Candidate

Lab Profiles

Dhruva Dwivedi, PhD, Research Associate
Ellen McDonald, Research Coordinator
Peter Grin, MSc Candidate
Neha Sharma, MSc Candidate
Nicole Zytaruk, RN, Research Coordinator

Lab Profiles

Kim Nagel, Clinical Research Coordinator
Helen Atkinson, Research Assistant
Netnapha Paredes, Research Assistant
Laura Calvert, MSc Candidate
Gabriela Chang, MSc Candidate
Sajjad Afraz, MSc Candidate