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Dr. Alaa Alzaky

MBBS, FRCPC, ABIM

Dr.Alaa Al Zaki is an adult hematologist at St. Paul’s Hospital and a Clinical Assistant Professor at the University of British Columbia (UBC). She received her training in internal medicine and adult hematology at UBC. She also obtained certification in both fields from the American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM) and is a fellow of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada. Dr.Al Zaki has broad general hematology practice with a special interest in thrombosis medicine that she received further training for at UBC. She is also interested in red blood cell disorders and hemoglobinopathies and had recently joined the Provincial Adult Hemoglobinopathy Program of British Columbia.

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Dr. Hatoon Ezzat

MBBS, FRCPC, ABIM, MSc

Dr. Ezzat received her medical degree in 1995, and pursued specialist training in internal medicine and hematology at UBC. She obtained certification in internal medicine and hematology from the American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM) and is a fellow of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada. She is currently a member of the Division of Hematology at St. Paul’s Hospital and holds the position of Clinical Assistant Professor at UBC. She had obtained Master of Science in Hemoglonbinopathy from University College London in England and currently is the director of the Provincial Adult Hemoglobinopathy Program of British Columbia and the director of the Provincial Home Hemosiderosis (Iron Chelation) Program of British Columbia. She cares for patients with all hematologic problems including hematological malignancies, while hemoglobinopathies and transfusion-related iron overload are of clinical and research interest to her. She plays an active role in clinical research. She had published in the field of Lymphoma and HIV and her most recent work is on liver iron overload and iron chelation therapy.

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Dr. Lynda Foltz

MD, FRCPC

Dr. Foltz completed medical school, internal medicine residency training and hematology subspecialty fellowship at UBC. She practiced hematology for two years at Royal Columbian Hospital in New Westminster before joining the Division of Hematology at St. Paul’s Hospital in Vancouver in 2007. She is a Clinical Assistant Professor in the UBC Division of Hematology and was appointed Head of the St. Paul’s Hospital Division of Hematology in 2013. Her area of special interest is myeloproliferative neoplasms (MPN). She is a principal investigator for MPN clinical trials and is a founding and executive member of the Canadian MPN Group.

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Dr. Heather Leitch

MD, PhD, FRCPC

Dr. Heather Leitch is a Hematologist at St. Paul’s Hospital in Vancouver, Canada and Clinical Professor in the Department of Medicine at the University of British Columbia. Dr. Leitch’s clinical and research interests include transfusional iron overload in acquired anemias such as the myelodysplastic syndromes (MDS), and a longstanding interest in lymphoproliferative and other blood disorders in the setting of HIV infection. She is Director of Hematology/Oncology Research at St. Paul’s Hospital, a reviewer of scientific papers for several medical journals and an active member of the UBC Department of Medicine Equity and Research Advisory Committees.

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Dr. Khaled Ramadan

MBBCh, MRCPI, FRCPath, FRCP, FRCPC

Dr. Ramadan received his medical degree in 1997 and completed his training in internal medicine in Ireland where he obtained his certificates from the Royal College of Physicians of Ireland (MRCPI) in 2000 and certificate of completion of General Professional Training (GPT) in Internal Medicine. He completed his clinical hematology and hematological pathology training in the UK with Membership of the Royal College of Pathologists of UK (MRCPath) granted in 2004. He then went on to do a clinical and research fellowship in lymphoma, leukemia and bone marrow transplant in Vancouver from August 2005 to December 2006. He joined the Division of Hematology at St. Paul’s Hospital in January 2007. He currently holds an appointment at UBC as a Clinical Associate Professor. Dr. Ramadan is very dedicated to clinical research, and has over 25 peer-reviewed publications in mainstream hematology/oncology journals. He has clinical and research interest in chronic lymphocytic leukemia.